2021 MAZDA CX-5 Performance

2021 Mazda CX-5 Performance


Those looking for a different SUV to drive around the Willow Grove, Willow Manor, and Glenside, PA, areas, should check out what the 2021 Mazda CX-5 has to offer in terms of its performance. Plenty of horsepower and torque, as well as an available all-wheel drivetrain, is in store for those who choose this model.Keep reading to learn about the 2021 Mazda CX-5 performance and contact our team at Mazda of Abington if you’d like more information!

2021 MAZDA CX-5 Engine Options & Performance

The 2021 Mazda CX-5 comes with the following two engine options:

  • Skyactiv®-G 2.5 4-cylinder (Standard)
  • Skyactiv®-G 2.5 Dynamic Pressure Turbo 4-cylinder (Available)

As you’ll note, the two engines seem similar, but the turbocharged one produces an increased amount of power that you may find advantageous. The table below depicts how much power you’ll find from each engine and will give you the opportunity to decide which horsepower and torque metrics work for you.

MAZDA CX-5 Engine Specs




SKYACTIV®-G 2.5 4-cylinder


186 lb-ft

SKYACTIV®-G 2.5 Dynamic Pressure Turbo 4-cylinder


320 lb-ft

If you’re a driver who prefers that boost in power, you may opt for the available turbocharged engine. Both engines come paired with a Skyactiv®-Drive 6-speed automatic transmission that features a manual shift and a Sport mode. Higher trim levels also feature paddle shifters for further engagement.

2021 MAZDA CX-5 Capability

Off-Road Capabilities with the Mazda CX-5The capability of the Mazda CX-5 should also be part of your decision to purchase or lease this model. This SUV comes standard with Skyactiv-Vehicle Dynamics with G-Vectoring Control Plus, which is ultimately designed to help you steer your vehicle in a steadier manner.

You will also be able to choose between the following two drivetrain configurations:

  • Front-wheel drive (Standard)
  • i-Activ AWD® (Available)

The i-Activ AWD® system includes Off-road Traction Assist for times where you may find yourself in slick conditions, like snow and mud.

The table below will summarize some of what was said above as well as show a few other features of the two drivetrains.

MAZDA CX-5 Drivetrains


Dynamic Stability Control

Off-road Traction Assist

Traction Control System

Hill Launch Assist

Front-wheel drive










2021 MAZDA CX-5 Fuel Economy

Powerful Performance with the Mazda CX-5

Fuel economy is also important to consider when researching a vehicle’s performance. The two engine options achieve their own set of city and highway metrics depending on the drivetrain you pair it with.

The table below will outline the different EPA-estimated fuel economies you will find based on front-wheel drive (FWD) or the i-Activ AWD® system.

MAZDA CX-5 EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy



SKYACTIV®-G 2.5 4-cylinder 25 city/31 highway MPG1 24 city/30 highway MPG1
SKYACTIV®-G 2.5 Dynamic Pressure Turbo 4-cylinder 23 city/28 highway MPG1 22 city/27 highway MPG1

Whichever option you choose, you can find enough fuel economy to complete your commutes. The standard engine is especially impressive with the little difference it displays when you upgrade to i-Activ AWD®.

There are seven trim levels on the Mazda CX-5, and the following two only feature i-Activ AWD®:

  • Grand Touring Reserve
  • Signature

Paired with the turbocharged engine, these higher trim levels can deliver increased power along with the stability of the all-wheel drive system.

Test Drive the MAZDA CX-5 Today!

The 2021 Mazda CX-5 demonstrates some interesting performance statistics. Engine options and drivetrain choices give drivers throughout Willow Grove, Willow Manor, and Glenside, Pennsylvania, the customization they want in the SUV they’ve chosen.

If you’re impressed by this model and would like to test drive it, contact us at Mazda of Abington today!


1 EPA-estimated mileage. Actual results will vary.

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