The 2021 Mazda CX-30 is a subcompact crossover designed to meet the needs of buyers looking for a Mazda SUV larger than the CX-32 and smaller than the CX-5. The CX-30 features beautiful styling with design cues borrowed from its Mazda3 sibling. Design isn't the only thing these two models share; they also have an engine in common. The Mazda CX-30 delights customers at the Mazda dealership near Tempe, thanks to a luxurious interior that puts some subcompact luxury SUVs to shame. Steering and handling are exceptional, and the CX-30 comes with a long list of advanced safety gear. Subcompact crossover buyers will want to add the 2021 Mazda CX-30 to the top of their shopping lists.
According to Tempe area Mazda dealerships, the 2021 Mazda CX-30 comes in five trim levels: base, Select, Preferred, Premium and Turbo. The CX-30 gets a six-speed automatic transmission, standard front-wheel drive, and available all-wheel drive. All 2021 CX-30 models except the Turbo are equipped with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine generating 186 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque. The Turbo employs a turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder powerplant developing 227 hp and 310 lb-ft with regular gas. Those figures get a boost to 250 hp and 320 lb-ft with premium gas.
The 2021 Mazda CX-30 gets exceptional fuel economy, with an EPA-estimated rating of up to 25 mpg city/33 mpg highway.*
The 2021 CX-30 gets rave reviews from the automotive media. Motor Trend writes:
"If the CX-30 looks to you like a Mazda 3 hatch with dark plastic body cladding, you're not far off. The SUV utilizes the same excellent design language and premium interior as the compact hatch with a little extra ground clearance. Even with the added ride height, the CX-30 handles well… The turbocharged model feels particularly quick when merging onto the highway or passing other cars..."
Standard features for the CX-30 base trim include 16-inch alloy wheels, cloth seating LED headlights, a 7-inch digital instrument cluster display, an 8.8-inch infotainment display, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, remote vehicle monitoring and control, an eight-speaker stereo system, HD Radio, voice recognition, Bluetooth, a Wi-Fi hotspot and two USB ports.
Other standard features include driver attention monitoring, adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, rain-sensing windshield wipers, lane departure warning, automatic high-beam headlights, a rearview camera, forward collision warning, low-speed automatic emergency braking, and pedestrian detection.
Options include sport pedals, a frameless auto-dimming rearview mirror, LED interior lighting, a universal garage door opener, navigation, and wireless device charging.
The 2020 Mazda CX-30 received the highest rating of Good in all Insurance Institute for Highway Safety crash tests, and the agency named it a Top Safety Pick+ model. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration handed the 2020 CX-30 its top score of five stars for overall safety.
* All vehicle mileage based on 2021 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.