2021 MAZDA CX-5 vs 2021 Audi Q5

2021 MAZDA CX-5 vs 2021 Audi Q5
2021 MAZDA CX-5 2021 Audi Q5
Starting MSRP *
  $25,370 $43,300
Torque *
  186 lb ft - 320 lb-ft 273 lb-ft
MPG (City/Highway) **
  25/31 23/28
Cargo Space
  59.6 cu. ft. 54.0 cu. ft.
Rear Leg Room
  39.6 in. 38.0 in.

2021 MAZDA CX-5 vs 2021 Audi Q5

Serving Shrewsbury, NJ

While the 2021 Mazda CX-5 and the 2021 Audi Q5 are compact crossovers that seemingly have many shared traits, the more affordable price of the Mazda CX-5 may have captured your attention. At Schwartz Mazda, our sales associates commonly answer questions related to the Mazda CX-5 and luxury crossovers like the Q5. After learning more, you can decide if the Q5 is worth paying much more for.


The perfectly refined, athletic façade of the 2021 Mazda CX-5 may be challenging to pull your attention away from. The front and rear are dressed up with LED lights mounted at a sharp, dramatic angle. Chrome accentuates the prominent grille and other features across the sides and rear. The hood has a sultry quality with a dramatic curve that also carries over the front fenders before rolling down through the doors. The 2021 Audi Q5, on the other hand, has segmented LED headlights, modest lower-body molding, and relatively flat personality lines that produce minimal character across the exterior.


Inside the 2021 Mazda CX-5, you can appreciate beautiful materials entwined with exciting features and modern technologies. These include Nappa leather, Apple CarPlay, a panoramic sunroof, heated seats, a Bose sound system, MAZDA CONNECT™, a 10.25-inch display screen, and more. In comparison, the 2021 Audi Q5 has a flat console with a layered dashboard. A thin display screen rises above rectangular air vents. The Q5 is available with smart device integration, auto climate control, leather seats, and a few other items.


The differences continue behind the wheel of these small crossovers. The Mazda CX-5’s primary powertrain is a Skyactiv®-G Dynamic Pressure 2.5-liter, four-cylinder turbo engine. Its output is in the same ballpark as the Audi Q5’s turbo four-cylinder engine. However, the Mazda CX-5’s powertrain produces substantially more torque to elevate your driving experience.

The most comprehensive way to learn about the 2021 Mazda CX-5’s full abilities and attributes is to visit Schwartz Mazda for an in-person review. To request a test drive appointment time, call or email the sales department today.

* 320 lb-ft Torque with 93 Octane Premium Unleaded Fuel.
** EPA-estimated mileage. Actual results will vary.