2023 Mazda CX-5: A Trim Comparison

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The Mazda CX-5 is one fun and affordable SUV that easily outshines the competition in a number of ways. For driving looking for an SUV with a little more pep and some high-tech features, the 2023 Mazda CX-5 does not disappoint.

2023 Mazda CX-5 Trim Options

The CX-5 offers a range of standard features from the very first trim. However, you’ll find a variety of options that are tailored to your specific driving needs, whether you are looking for a little more comfort, style or improved performance. Let’s take a closer look, comparing each trim level…

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2.5 S

The first model in our trim comparison guide is the 2023 Mazda CX-5 2.5 S. The base-level trim features a 187-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and a six-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive gives power to each of the 17-inch alloy wheels equipped with all-season tires.

On the inside, adjustable front seats and split-folding rear seats feature cloth upholstery. The 10.2-inch infotainment system includes smartphone integration features (Android Auto, Apple CarPlay), HD Radio and Bluetooth support. Listen to audio through a standard four-speaker stereo. Additionally, you’ll find four USB ports, a Wi-Fi hotspot and push-button start are included with the base model.

As for driver assistance safety features, you’ll get the essentials like blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist and forward automatic emergency braking. Adaptive cruise control, automatic highbeams and a rearview camera are among the many other features that come with the 2.5 S trim.

Unlock and start your car remotely with your fob, and drive off in style, all starting at $26,700.


Next is the 2.5 S Select trim, which starts at $28,500, offering a few upgrades from the base model. It upgrades the cloth upholstery to standard synthetic leather, adds heating to the front seats and a power-adjustable driver’s seat. Dual-zone automatic climate control and two USB ports are also standard with this trim. Other upgrades include proximity keyless entry and a six-speaker stereo.


If you are looking for added luxury, we’d recommend paying the extra thousand for this trim which starts at $29,550. This one adds on more durable genuine leather upholstery, a moonroof and a power-adjustable passenger front seat.

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Carbon Edition

The Carbon Edition doesn’t offer much more than a few aesthetic upgrades. For its $31,100 starting price, you’ll get some black exterior accents and 19-inch wheels.


Starting at $33,000, the 2023 Mazda CX-5 2.5 S Premium trim offers everything in the Preferred trim as well as a few extras. Further, the trim provides satellite radio and a digital speedometer. Like the Carbon Edition, wheels are upgraded to 19-inch versions. Other inclusions are adaptive headlights and shift paddles.

Premium Plus

The Premium Plus trim starts at $35,500, adding a heated steering wheel, heated rear seats and ventilated front seats. The audio system is upgraded to the best possible one – a 10-speaker system. Meanwhile, you’ll also get a heads up display and power liftgate.


The Mazda CX-5 2.5 Turbo is a performance-focused trim that boasts a turbocharged 256-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. Although you will get improved acceleration with this trim, you’ll have to sacrifice fuel economy. This version gets 22 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway versus the base version that gets 24 and 30, respectively.

Other differences with this trim are the glossy black exterior accents and wireless device charging. This one starts at $36,850.

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Turbo Signature

The final trim is the Turbo Signature, starting at $39,650. This one combines luxury and performance in an all-on-one package that is truly impressive.

The Turbo Signature trim decorates the cabin with wood trim and ambient lighting. The exterior features some stylish metallic accents.

On top of that, you’ll get additional driver assistance features – those features include front and rear parking sensors, a surround-view parking camera, reverse collision warning, driver attention monitoring and traffic-sign recognition. Furthermore, integration navigation comes standard as well.

Boating a reliability score of 82 from JD Power and a five out of five overall safety score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the 2023 Mazda CX-5 is easily one of the best compact SUVs on the market today, and well worth your money.

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