2021 Mazda CX-5 Trim Comparison: Sport vs Touring

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Perhaps you’ve already decided on the 2021 Mazda CX-5. Or maybe you’re just trying to do some research to decide between the CX-5 and other choices. Regardless of the reason, we’re glad to help. Use this guide to help you figure out if the CX-5 is right for you.

Here’s our comparison of the 2021 Mazda CX-5 Sport and Touring trims. Take a look below to see all the features each trim comes with, including an available package for the Touring.




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Shared Powertrain

The 2021 Mazda CX-5 Sport and Touring models are both powered by the 2.5-liter Skyactiv-G four-cylinder engine. It produces 187 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque. The engine is paired with a silky-smooth six-speed automatic transmission. FWD is standard on both models, but AWD is available. FWD models are EPA-estimated at 25-city/31-highway mpg. The AWD variants get 24-city/30-highway mpg.

Sport Features

The Sport might be the base trim, but it’s certainly not basic. It features the new 10.25-inch touchscreen, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, Mazda Connected Services capability, and Bluetooth. Push-button start, an integrated Wi-Fi hotspot, HD radio, a four-speaker stereo, and two USB ports are also standard. The Sport has cloth upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a leather-wrapped shift knob.

Safety-wise, the Sport has a bunch of features. Forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection, blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning with lane keep assist, automatic high beams, rain-sensing wipers, and a rearview camera are all standard.

Touring Features

The Touring trim adds many different comfort features. The cloth upholstery is switched out for synthetic leather. Heated front seats and dual-zone automatic climate control are also standard. The stereo is upgraded to six speakers. The rear row gets an armrest and two USB ports. Proximity keyless entry is also added on this trim.

The available Touring Preferred SV package ($1,445) adds a ton of premium features. Genuine leather upholstery, an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, and a six-way power-adjustable passenger’s seat change up the seating. A universal garage door opener, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and a power liftgate make things a bit more convenient. And lastly, the premium 10-speaker Bose stereo system and a moonroof make the commute even more enjoyable.

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