The Mazda CX-5 is one of our favourite crossovers here in the WapCar office. We like the premium quality and performance of the turbocharged 2.5-litre Skyactiv-G engine. While it has a handsome style, Mazda reckons it's time it should get some upgrades.
That is, if you’re living the United States of America as the 2021 Mazda CX-5 is given a few new upgrades which includes a new 10.25-inch infotainment screen. The centre display is the largest ever put on the CX-5, easily trumping the current CX-5’s 7-inch display.
The Mazda Connect infotainment has Apple CarPlay/Android Auto support and comes with a 3-year trial of Mazda Connected Services capability which allows owners to monitor and control their CX-5 remotely via the MyMazda app.
The upgraded US-spec CX-5 also comes with an updated i-Activsense safety suite which adds Smart City Brake Support Reverse and Driver Attention Alert on top of the existing features. This includes active cruise control, AEB with pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, and blind-spot monitoring.
The mechanicals for the 2021 Mazda CX-5 remain the same with either a choice of a naturally-aspirated or turbocharged Skyactiv-G 2.5-litre engine mated to a 6-speed automatic.
The 2021 CX-5 is set to arrive in American showrooms in September 2020. We have compared the Mazda CX-5 with its fierce rivals, the Proton X70 and Honda CR-V, so check out their ratings if you’re interested to see which is the best for you.