2021 Mazda CX-5 Trim Comparison: Carbon Edition vs Grand Touring

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While the Sport and Touring trims are excellent and have much to offer, some people may want more features on their vehicle. No problem! That’s what all the other trims are for. The CX-5 mid-tier trims strike a good balance between convenient and luxurious. See for yourself.

The Mazda CX-5 has many options. Today, we’re comparing the all-new Carbon Edition and Grand Touring trims. Take a look below to see what each trim has to offer.




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Shared Features

Both models retain a lot of features from the trims before them, such as Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth, a 10.25-inch touchscreen, and an integrated Wi-Fi hotspot, among others. Standard safety features include forward collision warning with pedestrian detection and automatic emergency braking, blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning with lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control, automatic high-beam headlights, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and a rearview camera.

Carbon Edition Features

The Carbon Edition comes in Polymetal Gray with red leather upholstery and other unique black styling elements. Feature-wise, it has everything from the Touring and Touring Preferred SV package. That includes heated front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, a six-way power-adjustable passenger’s seat, a rear-row armrest, and two rear USB ports. Proximity keyless entry, a universal garage door opener, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a power liftgate, a 10-speaker Bose stereo system, and a moonroof are also standard.

The Carbon Edition comes standard with the 187-horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder. However, the Carbon Edition Turbo variant comes with the 250-horse 2.5-liter turbo-four. Both models have FWD that can be switched out for AWD.

Grand Touring Features

Powered by the 187-horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with standard FWD, the Grand Touring has everything the Carbon Edition does, excluding the turbocharged engine variant. Also, the Grand Touring has leather upholstery, but it’s not available in the Carbon Edition red. New features added to the Grand Touring include SiriusXM satellite radio, fog lights, adaptive headlights, paddle shifters, a 7-inch digital instrument cluster display, and heated side mirrors. The available GT Premium package ($1,625) adds ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel, and a heads-up display.

To get more 2021 CX-5 info, call Hall Cars.