Comparison - Lexus NX 300 F SPORT 2021 - vs - Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring 2021

General

Other Names:

Also called:

--

Also called:

CX-5 Maxx

2019 Lexus NX 300 vs 2019 Acura RDX – Video Review Comparison
Is the 2020 Lexus NX300 F Sport the BEST luxury compact SUV to BUY?
Should You Get This 2020 Lexus NX 300 F Sport or WAIT for the 2021 NX?
2020 Lexus NX 300 F Sport: Is This Just A Dressed Up RAV4???
The 2021 Mazda CX-5 Signature is an Enticing Turbocharged
Mazda CX-5 2021 review | Maxx Sport SUV tested | Chasing Cars
2021 Mazda CX-5 Signature AWD CX5
Is The Prettiest CUV The Best CUV? 2021 Mazda CX-5
Just Arrived: 2019 Mazda CX-5 on Everyman Driver
Mazda CX-5 Akera 2017 review: road test video
2018 Mazda CX-5 | CarGurus Test Drive Review
Mazda CX-5 - Afscheid Duurtest
Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
$
41,010
Updated: 
22 Jun 2019
$
31,860
Updated: 
05 Dec 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2021
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
15.90gals
15.30gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Ultra white
#FAFAFA
Nebula Gray pearl
#3F3E40
Atomic Silver
#7B7B75
Obsidian
#050507
Matador Red Mica
#7F1F2A
Cadmium Orange
#A1250E
Ultrasonic Blue Mica 2.0
#2646B3
Color: 
Deep Crystal Blue Mica
#343761
Snowflake White Pearl Mica
#E6E6E8
Eternal Blue Mica
#4D7FA6
Jet Black Mica
#000000
Machine Gray Metallic
#4A5575
Sonic Silver Metallic
#BBB9BA
Soul Red crystal metallic
#9E1A0D

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

A blind-spot monitor and auto-dimming exterior mirrors are now standard.Part of the first NX generation, originally introduced for 2015 as the NX 200t.

PROS
Cabin is very quiet at highway speeds
Supremely comfortable ride and seats
Lots of standard high-tech safety features

CONS
Remote Touchpad interface is frustrating to use
Limited cargo volume
Not much fun to drive

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2021 Lexus NX's #7 ranking is based on its score within the Luxury Compact SUVs category. Currently the Lexus NX has a score of 7.6 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 31 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.The 2021 Lexus NX 300 ranks in the lower half of the luxury compact SUV class.

Pros
Roomy seating
Smooth, quiet ride
Many standard safety features
Great predicted reliability rating

Cons
Frustrating infotainment controls
Relatively small cargo area

By: 
usnews.com

Even though the subcompact NX is on the far side of the age curve, Lexus hasn't made any major changes to it for 2021. Blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert is now standard, as are power-folding exterior mirrors with an auto-dimming function. Inside, Lexus has tweaked the NX's steering wheel and tachometer designs. Opting for the upgraded Mark Levinson stereo system now includes a Mark Levinson-branded amplifier. And a new color joins the options sheet: Nori Green Pearl.

Pros
Chiseled styling,
proper SUV seating height,
spacious interior.

Cons
Fussy infotainment controller,
middle-of-the-pack acceleration,
starting to show its age.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2021 Mazda CX-5 crossover has some priorities out of order; it doles out fine handling while it delivers a skimpy back seat.

Pros
Looks good inside and out
Taut ride and handling
Available turbo power
Decent value in most trims

Cons
Turbo lag
Moderate acceleration in base version
Cramped back seat
Inferior infotainment

By: 
thecarconnection.com

For 2021, the most notable upgrade made to the CX-5 is its new infotainment system. A 10.3-inch touchscreen now sits atop the dashboard instead of the smaller 7.0-inch display found on previous model years. The updated system features the new Mazda Connect interface, Mazda Connected Services (a Wi-Fi hotspot and access to remote vehicle functions through a smartphone app), and standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Pros
Luxury aura without the luxury price,
engaging driving behavior,
expeditious turbo engine.

Cons
Base engine accelerates leisurely,
competitors have more cargo space,
tows only 2000 pounds.

By: 
caranddriver.com

New infotainment system with a larger screen.Remote monitoring and control through a smartphone app.Top Signature trim gains some new safety features.

PROS
Keen handling and steering make the CX-5 enjoyable to drive
Attractive and upscale cabin for a premium ownership experience
Optional turbocharged engine provides plenty of power
Quiet at highway speeds

CONS
Base engine's lackluster acceleration
Ride is a little firm for the class
Less rear legroom and cargo room than most competitors

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
22.00mpg
24.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
27.00mpg
30.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
2.50L
Torque: 
258ft-lbs
at 1 650rpm
186ft-lbs
at 4 000rpm
Horsepower: 
235hp
at 4 800rpm
187hp
at 6 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
37.40Feet
36.00Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
no
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Keyless ignition
Leather Steering Wheel
Heated Steering Wheel
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Keyless Ignition
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Leather Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
182.70in
179.10in
Width: 
73.60in
72.50in
Height: 
64.80in
66.10in
Ground Clearance: 
6.90in
7.50in
Front Track: 
62.80in
Rear Track: 
62.80in
Wheel Base: 
104.70in
106.20in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.20
39.30
Rear Head Room: 
38.10
39.00
Front Leg Room: 
42.80in
41.00in
Rear leg room: 
36.10in
39.60in
Front Hip Room: 
55.10in
55.20in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.30in
57.10in
Rear Hip Room: 
53.90in
55.30in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.30in
54.80in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
54.50cu.ft
59.60cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
2000lbs
2000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
17.70cu.ft
30.90cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
16.60degrees
19.30degrees
Angle of Departure: 
22.90degrees
22.70degrees
Curb Weight: 
4050.00lbs
3691.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Reverse Tilt Passenger Only Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
4 one-touch power windows
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Leatherette
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Multi-level heating passenger seat
8 -way power driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Multi-level heating driver seat
Leather
Height adjustable driver seat
Bucket front seats
6-Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding Center Armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Split-folding rear seatback
Rear ventilation ducts
Folding Center Armrest
Reclining Rear Seats

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear stabilizer bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn Signal In Mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
8 Total Speakers
USB Connection
USB With External Media Control
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Speed sensitive volume control
10 total speakers
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
Bose premium brand speakers
Bose Premium Brand Stereo System
USB Connection
1 Subwoofer(S)

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Roof rack
Intermittent rear wiper
Intermittent rear wiper
Privacy glass
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 X 7.5-In
19 x 7.0-In.
Wheels more: 
All Season Tires
Temporary Spare Tire
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Painted Alloy Wheels
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R19

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
solid rear disc brakes
solid rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Post-Collision Safety System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Cornering Lights
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
LED Headlamp
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear height adjustable headrests
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Self-Leveling Headlights
Pre-Collision Safety System
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Blind-Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System

Options

Packages: 
Windshield Wiper De-Icer
Premium F SPORT Package
Navigation Package
Navigation/Mark Levinson Audio Package
GT Premium Package
Exterior Options: 
Power Tilt And Slide Moonroof
Alloy Wheel Locks
Door Edge Guards
Power Rear Door W/Kick Sensor
Mudguards
Premium Paint
Roof Rack Cross Bars
Power Rear Door
Paint Protection Film By 3M
18" F SPORT Wheels W/Summer Tires
Panoramic View Back Up Monitor
Door Edge Film By 3M
Premium Triple-Beam LED Headlamps
Rear Bumper Protector
Body Side Moldings
Roof Rack And Side Rails
Trailer Hitch With Harness And Cover
Wheel Locks
Front & Rear Bumper Trim Package
Rear Bumper Guard
Black Lug Nuts And Black Wheel Locks
Interior Options: 
Electrochromic (Auto-Dimming) Inside Rear View Mirror W/Homelink Universal Transmitter
Carpet Cargo Mat
Cargo Net
Illuminated Door Sills
Key Gloves W/Lexus Logo
Universal Tablet Holder
Key Gloves W/F Logo
Heated And Ventilated Front Seats
Mazda Navigation System SD Card (Fleet)
Cargo Storage Shelf
Illuminated Doorsill Trim Plates
Interior Lighting Kit
Retractable Cargo Cover
All-Weather Floor Mats
Cargo Net
Carpeted Cargo Mat

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Artic White, leatherette
#B5B4B0
Black, leatherette
#252525
Circuit Red, leatherette
#771721
Color: 
Black, leather
#2D2D2D
Parchment, leather
#D8CFCC