The CX-4 is one quite specific model in Mazda’s lineup. While most other models are offered around the globe, this particular crossover is designed especially for the Chinese market. Therefore, you will hardly find it in other parts of the world. Still, it’s the reason why we saw the new CX-30 with such an untypical name. In any case, the current generation has been around since 2016 and given the last-year facelift, we expect that the 2021 Mazda CX-4 will come without more important changes.
This means you may count on a vehicle that features typical dimensions for a crossover, but which features that coupe-like layout, which is something that doesn’t characterize other Mazda crossovers. Other than that, the cabin is slightly different from what we can see in most models from this manufacturer. Mechanics and the engine lineup are pretty much the same. Therefore, the new model should arrive late in the year.
2021 Mazda CX-4 Design
In terms of base design characteristics, the 2021 Mazda CX-4 definitely won’t change. The current generation is expected to remain in production for a couple more years. Also, keep in mind the last-year refresh, which has brought new styling. For this occasion, the CX-4 was updated to the brand’s latest design language, with the front face that has a lot in common with models like CX-5 and Mazda6.
Mechanically, this model relies on Mazda’s well-known SkyActive platform. It features 106.3 inches in wheelbase, which are quite typical dimensions for a compact crossover. Of course, the most prominent detail is that sloping roof design, which is available only in China.
When it comes to interior design, the overall quality is typically high for Mazda. All materials are fine, while the dashboard comes in a typical manner for the Japanese manufacturer. You will find most things in common with the previous-generation Mazda3, though everything seems a little bit more upscale. The infotainment system operates through the company’s typical screen that isn’t touch-sensitive but rather works with a rotary knob.
In terms of space, you may count on two quite spacious rows of seats. The front seats are pretty comfortable. The second one may feel tight in terms of headroom to some, but most passengers would find it okay. The sloping roofs also affect the cargo area, which offers around 14 cubic feet behind the second row and about 45 cubic feet with the rear seats folded down.
2021 Mazda CX-4 Engines
Under the hood, this model relies on Mazda’s proven SkyActive G engines. There are two powertrain options in the offer. The base engine is a 2.0-liter unit, with a max output of 158 horsepower, which comes in pair with either manual or automatic gearbox. On the other side, higher trim levels can be equipped with a 2.5-liter unit, which is good for about 192 horsepower. This engine comes with a 6-speed automatic gearbox only. However, this engine is also available with all-wheel drive.
2021 Mazda CX-4 Release Date and Price
We expect to see 2021 Mazda CX-4 by the end of the year. Also, we don’t expect bigger changes in price. The current model goes around 140.000 Yuan, which is a little bit over 21.000 dollars.