2021 Mazda CX-5 Trim Comparison: Grand Touring Reserve vs Signature

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The 2021 Mazda CX-5 has won Best Crossover in Car and Driver’s “10Best” list for the fourth year in a row. One look at the CX-5, especially the upper trims, and it’s easy to understand why. Let us give you the guided tour.

We’ve saved the best for last. Keep reading to see the differences between the top-tier Grand Touring Reserve and Signature trims. Which 2021 CX-5 is right for you?




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Shared Features

The Grand Touring Reserve and Signature have all the features from the vehicles before them. A few features you can expect include Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a 10.25-inch touchscreen, an integrated Wi-Fi hotspot, a universal garage door opener, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a power liftgate, a 10-speaker Bose stereo system, and a moonroof, among many others. 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, rain-sensing windshield wipers, adaptive headlights with automatic high-beam headlights, and a rearview camera. For a comprehensive look at all the features, check out our Sport vs Touring and Carbon Edition vs Grand Touring comparisons.

The Grand Touring Reserve and Signature trims both sport the turbocharged 2.5-liter Skyactiv-G four-cylinder. With regular fuel, the engine produces 227 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. On premium fuel, those numbers are pumped up to 250 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed automatic transmission is standard. Both models come standard with i-ACTIV dynamic AWD. The above powertrain is EPA-estimated at 22-city/27-highway mpg.

Grand Touring Reserve Features

The Grand Touring Reserve is essentially a turbocharged variant of the Grand Touring with the GT Premium package. That means ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel, and a heads-up display are now standard. Integrated navigation and traffic sign recognition are available as single add-ons.

Signature Features

The Signature trim puts the CX-5 in luxury territory by adding Nappa leather upholstery, genuine wood interior trim, ambient interior lighting, and integrated navigation. The Signature also includes a bevy of driver assistive features, including reverse automatic emergency braking, front and rear parking sensors, traffic sign recognition, and a surround-view parking camera system.

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