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2023 Mazda CX-5 2.5 S AWD
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2021 Mazda MAZDA6
Carbon Edition FWD
2023 Mazda CX-5
2.5 S AWD
MSRP
$26,700
Invoice
$26,200
Average Price Paid
$26,700
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2021 Mazda MAZDA6
Carbon Edition FWD
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2023 Mazda CX-5
2.5 S AWD
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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2021 Mazda MAZDA6
Carbon Edition FWD
Stephen Edelstein Test Drive Review:

The Mazda6 hasn’t been completely redesigned since 2014, making it one of the older members of the midsize car class (only the Volkswagen Passat has more wrinkles). And while this grea...

2023 Mazda CX-5
2.5 S AWD
No Expert Reviews
No Data Available
  • Look and Feel 9
  • Performance 9
  • Form & Function 8
  • Technology 6
  • Safety 9
  • Cost-Effectiveness 7
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Specs

2021 Mazda MAZDA6
Carbon Edition FWD
2023 Mazda CX-5
2.5 S AWD
Powertrain 6-Speed Automatic 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
23 MPG
24 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
31 MPG
30 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 16.4 gal 15.3 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
227 hp @ 5,000 RPM
187 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque
310 lb-ft @ 2,000 RPM
186 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10.5:1
13:1
Displacement
2,500 cc
2,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.5 in x 3.94 in
3.5 in x 3.94 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger 4 stars 5 stars
Side Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Pole Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Rollover 5 stars 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard --
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard --
Passenger Power Seats Standard --
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42.2 in 41 in
Back Legroom 38.7 in 39.6 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 14.7 cu ft 30.8 cu ft
Maximum Payload 970 lbs --
Maximum Towing Capacity -- 2,000 lbs
Exterior
Length 192.7 in 180.1 in
Width 82.3 in 83.3 in
Height 57.1 in 66.1 in
Wheelbase 111.4 in 106.2 in

Available Options

2021 Mazda MAZDA6
Carbon Edition FWD

Exterior Colors

  • POLYMETAL Gray

Option Packages

  • Rear Parking Sensors
2023 Mazda CX-5
2.5 S AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Eternal Blue Mica
  • Jet Black Mica
  • Rhodium White Metallic
  • Soul Red Crystal Metallic
  • Soul Red Crystal Metallic Paint

Option Packages

  • Illuminated Door Sill Trim Plates
  • Front & Rear Bumper Trim Package
  • Rhodium White Metallic Paint
  • Roof Rails & Cross Bars Package
  • Trailer Hitch W/Harness

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