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2020 Mazda CX-5 Trim Comparison: Grand Touring Reserve vs Signature

The 2020 Mazda CX-5 is a favorite of critics and owners alike. It’s received numerous accolades from multiple outlets, such claiming the Best Crossover title in Car and Driver's annual 10Best list. But what exactly makes it so great? That’s a complicated question. Part of the answer lies in its features. So, let’s take a look.

Here’s our comparison of the top-tier Grand Touring Reserve and Signature trims of the award-winning 2020 Mazda CX-5. Keep reading to see what each brings to the table and then decide which is right for you.


2020 CX-5 cockpit showcase

Shared Features

The Grand Touring Reserve and Signature trims both have all the features of the trims below them. That includes safety features like forward collision warning with pedestrian detection and low-speed automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, and adaptive cruise control, among others. The Grand Touring Reserve and Signature trims also inherit Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, a 10-speaker premium Bose sound system, a moonroof, a power liftgate, and dual-zone automatic climate control.

Grand Touring Reserve Features

The powertrain gets a huge upgrade starting with the Grand Touring Reserve. It gets the turbocharged 2.5-liter Skyactiv-G four-cylinder that puts out 250 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque (with premium fuel) and standard AWD. The Grand Touring Reserve also gets a major boost to comfort, with standard ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, and a heated steering wheel. Tech gets some upgrades too, with an 8-inch touchscreen, a heads-up display, and a traffic sign recognition system being added. Rear parking sensors are available.

2020 CX-5 front exterior view
2020 CX-5 front seating showcase

Signature Features

The Signature trim is all about luxury. The already-excellent leather upholstery is upgraded to premium European-sourced Nappa leather. Wood accents add to the ambience. The Signature also gets integrated satellite-linked GPS navigation and a surround-view parking camera system. Front and rear parking sensors are standard on this trim as well.

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