Subcompact crossovers are enjoying even more popularity today, and Mazda adds another model to its lineup to offer drivers even more choice. The all-new 2020 Mazda CX-30 fills the space between the smaller Mazda CX-3 and the compact Mazda CX-5. The CX-30 is based on the Mazda3, but gives drivers a higher driving position and a taller roof. Seaside Mazda shoppers are delighted by the CX-30’s stunning interior, a sign that Mazda is committed to producing cars and SUVs that set the bar competitors will have to try to reach.
Seaside Mazda commuters will love driving the 2020 Mazda CX-30, which will turn heads wherever it goes. There’s lots of room for cargo and a long list of standard features. The interior looks and feels luxurious but comes with a price tag that’s much less than a luxury SUV. All Mazda vehicles deliver exceptional handling, and the CX-30 doesn’t disappoint.
The automotive reviewers at Consumer Guide give the 2020 Mazda CX-30 thumbs-up, writing: “Although the CX-3 is an impressively sporty small crossover, there’s just too much emphasis on the 'small' to attract buyers looking to that segment for utility. And while the much larger CX-5 takes care of that problem, it could be a bit too big (and a bit too expensive) for those looking for something tidier for city parking. So Mazda covered the difference with the CX-30, which for many may be juuuuuuust right.”
Buyers can get the 2020 Mazda CX-30 in one of four trim levels: base, Select, Preferred and Premium. All models are equipped with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 186 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque, teamed to a six-speed automatic transmission. (The top-of-the-line Premium trim comes with paddle shifters.) This is the same powerplant inside the Mazda3. Front-wheel drive is standard across the lineup, and all-wheel drive is available.
Fuel economy is excellent, with all trims other than the Premium returning an EPA-estimated 25 mpg city/33 mpg highway for models with front-wheel drive and 24 mpg city/31 mpg highway for all-wheel-drive CX-30s.* Cylinder deactivation technology helps the Premium trim pull down even better numbers, with 25 mpg city/33 mpg highway with front-wheel drive and 25 mpg city/33 mpg highway with all-wheel drive.
The 2020 Mazda CX-30’s standard feature list includes 16-inch wheels and tires, LED lighting, keyless entry, power windows and door locks, cloth seats and an electronic emergency brake. Also standard is an 8.8-inch display, a Multifunction Commander control knob, a Wi-Fi hotspot and two USB ports. Options include a moonroof, 18-inch wheels, a rear power liftgate, leather or leatherette seating, power side mirrors with memory, a head-up display, rear vents, a center armrest, heated front seats, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, a 12-speaker audio system and a navigation system.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety named the Mazda CX-30 a Top Safety Pick, with the top score of Good in all crash tests. The CX-30 received the top rating of five stars for overall safety from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
* All vehicle mileage based on 2020 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.