Learn About the 2021 Mazda CX-5 Available at Mazda of Knoxville


Mazda CX-5 Signature AWD shown.


The Mazda CX-5 offers an available 2.5 Turbo engine that delivers up to 250 hp1 and 320 lb-ft of torque.1 Paired with i-Activ AWD®, this dynamic CUV offers impressive power and handling you can feel from the moment you step on the accelerator.

"The available Turbo engine boasts a linear and almost instantaneous response to accelerator input at any speed."
Hideki Matsuoka | Mazda CX-5 Program Manager


The CX-5 envelops you in comfort and sophistication with available heated front and rear seats and natural materials like Caturra Brown Nappa leather and genuine layered wood trim. And the Mazda Connect™ Infotainment System2 features a larger 10.25-inch full-color display for an enhanced driving experience.

"When you sit inside and touch the Nappa leather seats, it's this soft connection that complements the feeling of the car."
Simona Merker | Color, Material and Finish Designer


Mazda Connected Services3 enables you to access your vehicle's health status report, start the engine, lock and unlock the doors remotely and more, all through the MyMazda App on your mobile device.

2021 MAZDA CX-5



Every Mazda CX-5 comes equipped with i-Activsense® safety technology, including a suite of standard features to help alert you of hazards to avoid collisions or lessen their impact. 


Enjoy a more personalized driving experience through seamless connectivity between your CX-5 and your smartphone 

2021 Mazda CX-5 Trim Levels

Spacious, versatile, and impressively upscale, the 2021 Mazda CX-5 offers a compellingly refined compact crossover experience that defies its price point. Knoxville drivers can enjoy roomy seating and cargo accommodations, sporty executive style, a wealth of advanced amenities, and superb driving dynamics. And with seven generously equipped trim levels to choose from, there's a CX-5 for almost every automotive need and lifestyle.

CX-5 Sport

Despite its entry-level position, the 2021 Mazda CX-5 Sport offers a well-equipped experience with several comfort, convenience, and tech amenities, including a full complement of i-Activsense advanced driver aids. It's a great choice for Oak Ridge shoppers seeking a refined, feature-rich compact crossover at an accessible price point. Standard features include:

  • SKYACTIV®-G 2.5L DOHC 16-valve four-cylinder engine (187 horsepower, 186 pound-feet of torque)
  • SKYACTIV®-Drive 6-speed automatic transmission
  • SKYACTIV-VEHICLE DYNAMICS with G-Vectoring Control Plus
  • 31 to 60 cubic feet of cargo space
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Push-button start
  • LED headlights
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • 10.25-inch infotainment display with dual USB ports
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Push-button start
  • Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go
  • Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Smart City Brake Support with Collision Warning and Pedestrian/Cyclist Detection
  • Lane Departure Warning System
  • Lane-Keep Assist
  • High Beam Control

CX-5 Grand Touring & Reserve

Grand Touring models build on the Touring trim's standard and optional features with exterior style enhancements, plus a few more interior amenities. Notable features include:

  • Available: Power-folding side mirrors
  • 19-inch alloy wheels
  • Steering-adaptive LED headlights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Steering wheel paddle shifters
  • 7-inch LCD driver-information display
  • Satellite Radio
  • Available GT Premium Package: Power-folding mirrors; Head-up Active Driving Display; Ventilated front seats; Heated rear seats; Heated steering wheel.

Grand Touring Reserve models come standard with the GT Premium Package, plus the SKYACTIV®-G 2.5L Turbo engine and all-wheel-drive.


At the top of the range, CX-5 Signature models build on the Grand Touring Reserve trim with a few more luxury and tech enhancements like:

  • Ambient interior lighting
  • Genuine layered wood interior trim
  • Navigation
  • 360º View Monitor
  • Driver Attention Alert
  • Smart City Brake Support - Reverse

CX-5 Touring

Stepping up one trim level, Touring models add numerous comfort and convenience enhancements, plus access to a few optional upgrades. Highlights include:

  • Proximity keyless entry
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control and rear air vents
  • Power-adjustable driver's seat
  • Heated front seats
  • Leatherette seat trim with Lux Suede® inserts
  • Dual rear USB ports
  • Available: Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Available: Power liftgate
  • Available: Power passenger seat
  • Available: leather upholstery
  • Available: 10-speaker Bose premium audio

Carbon Edition and Carbon Edition Turbo

The all-new Carbon Edition trim level equips the Touring trim's optional amenities as standard equipment and adds black interior trim, 19-inch black-metallic finish wheels, and exclusive exterior styling elements like a black grille and Polymetal Gray Metallic paint.

Carbon Edition Turbo, as the designation suggests, equips a more powerful SKYACTIV®-G 2.5L Turbo-four-cylinder that makes 250 horsepower and 320 pound-feet of torque with 93-octane fuel (227 horsepower, 310 lb-ft with 87-octane).

Experience Seamless Connectivity in the New Mazda CX-5

With both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in the new Mazda CX-5, you can have a seamless connection to your favorite devices while you're on the road. These systems copy your phone's interface, giving you an easy-to-use experience that you're already familiar with. They also allow you to reply to texts using your voice, play music from apps such as Spotify, Google Play, Apple Music, and more, and even use your phone's native maps app as a stand-in for built-in navigation. Of course, you can also add satellite-linked navigation to your Mazda CX-5 experience for when your travels take you well beyond cell phone range.

Boldly Designed

You'll have no trouble standing out around Knoxville or Alcoa with the new Mazda CX-5. The wide open grille narrowed LED headlights look like they belong on the front end of a race-inspired machine, and give this crossover a sporty appeal that even enthusiasts can't help but pay attention to. The remainder of the curves are deep, yet subtle, offering a sculpted look that is equal parts form and function. They help smooth airflow over the body to improve overall efficiency, and they look stunning from any angle.

Go Anywhere with Confidence

The new Mazda CX-5 also includes intelligent all-wheel drive that allows you to conquer whatever comes next. During normal driving you'll have the efficiency of front-wheel drive, while all-wheel control can kick in when you encounter a slippery situation, or you need to put your foot down for rapid acceleration from the turbocharged engine.

Upscale and Uncompromised

Opting for top-trim models of the Mazda CX-5 will earn you a host of premium features, including heated and ventilated seats that will always keep you comfortable. You'll also enjoy a power-sliding panoramic moonroof, ambient interior lighting, and a power-adjustable front seat that includes memory functions to save your favorite seating positions.

"This SUV has so many features and I have never felt more safe driving a vehicle that's so important especially with a little one in the back seat."

Sondra V. | CX-5 Owner

The 2021 Mazda CX-5 is an 
IIHS Top Safety Pick+

5-Star Overall Safety Rating4 for 2020 CX-5
1250 hp and 320 lb-ft of torque with 93 octane fuel. 227 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque with 87 octane fuel.
2-Don't drive while distracted. Even with voice commands, only use Mazda Connect™/other devices when safe. Some features may require cellular or Wi-Fi service; some features may be locked out while the vehicle is in motion. Not all features are compatible with all phones. Message and data rates may apply.
3Connected services are subject to change at any time without notice. Mazda Connected Services is provided during a 3-year trial period; annual subscription fees apply thereafter. Use of MyMazda App and compatible phone are required. Connected services require cellular or Wi-Fi service. Data fees may apply. Never drive while distracted or while using a hand-held device. Please see your Owner's Manual for important feature details and related privacy information.
4Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA's) New Car Assessment Program (www.NHTSA.gov).