As one of the Mazda brand’s flagship models, the Mazda CX-5 has performed well since its inception in 2012. Found in the small crossover class, the model offers power and fuel efficiency in an affordable package.
Now at dealerships in the Irvine, CA area, the 2021 Mazda CX-5 continues its journey with a mix of returning features and several improved options. This includes an expansion of their already-robust safety feature list, making it a strong option for small families. At Tuttle-Click Mazda, we compare the model to the all-around performer in the 2021 Jeep Cherokee.
2021 Mazda CX-5
2021 Jeep Cherokee
|250||Max Horsepower||271 horsepower|
|320 ft-lbs||Max Torque||295 ft-lbs|
|25 City / 31 Highway MPG||Estimated Fuel Economy||23 City / 31 Highway MPG|
When looking under the hood of each model, the 2021 Mazda CX-5 provides more overall power and performance. While the Jeep Cherokee is known for all-around production with its three engine choices, its maximum 271 horsepower and 26 Combined MPG measurements fall behind the CX-5. On the plus side, you can receive the best performance with the Skyactiv®-G 2.5-liter Turbocharged engine. With up to 250 horsepower and 320 ft-lbs of torque with premium unleaded fuel, it can offer up to 27 Highway MPG. Otherwise, you can opt for the standard 2.5-liter engine, which receives an estimated 28 Combined MPG with 187 horsepower and 186 ft-lbs of torque.
Beyond performance, the 2021 Mazda CX-5 offers the latest safety technology to assist its drivers in staying safe. With the introduction of the i-ACTIVSENSE® safety technology as standard in 2020, it returns in the 2021 model. Beyond that, each model is equipped with standard Adaptive Cruise Control, allowing drivers to monitor the distance between you and the car in front of you. Beyond that, the 2021 Mazda CX-5 has other safety features available, including:
Armed with a strong core of powertrain options as well as an expansive group of safety features, the 2021 Mazda CX-5 stands out compared to the 2021 Jeep Cherokee when on roads. If you’re looking to find a well-equipped CX-5 in the Irvine, CA area, stop into Tuttle-Click Mazda and check out our inventory.