Current Model
Based on the Mazda3, the new CX-30 fills the gap in price and size between the CX-3 and CX-5 SUVs. The base engine is a 2.5-liter four cylinder matched to a six-speed automatic transmission.
Front-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive is optional. In everyday driving, acceleration feels tepid; wringing out more power requires a heavy foot on the accelerator. Fuel economy of 28 mpg overall is respectable. The CX-30 benefits from responsive handling, but its ride is rather firm and a bit jumpy, and the engine sounds raspy. The frustrating infotainment system requires multiple steps to complete simple tasks. The interior is well-trimmed but snug--especially the rear seat. Small side windows hurt outward visibility. Forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking are standard. New for 2021 is an optional 2.5-liter turbo engine, which comes with standard all-wheel drive.
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2020
2020 Redesign Year
Based on the Mazda3, the new 2020 CX-30 fills the gap in price and size between the CX-3 and CX-5 SUVs. The only available powertrain is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and six-speed automatic transmission.
Front-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive is optional. In everyday driving, acceleration feels tepid--wringing out more power requires a heavy foot on the accelerator. Fuel economy of 28 mpg overall is respectable. The CX-30 benefits from responsive handling, but its ride is rather firm and a bit jumpy, and the engine sounds raspy. The frustrating infotainment system requires multiple steps to complete simple tasks. The interior is well-trimmed but snug--especially the rear seat. Small side windows hurt outward visibility. Forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking are standard.
$18,850 - $23,725
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