The 2020 Mazda CX-30 is a new compact crossover that sits between the best-selling CX-5 SUV and the subcompact CX-3. One thing you’ll notice when you visit Phoenix area Mazda dealerships is the CX-30’s attractive exterior styling. The CX-30 is perfect for buyers who do a lot of city driving and find the CX-3 to be too small, and the CX-5 too big and difficult to park.
On the outside, buyers will appreciate the five extra inches the CX-30 offers over its CX-3 stablemate, as well as the few inches of extra width. The CX-30 also has a half-inch more ground clearance than the CX-3. It looks great in any of the seven exterior paint choices, including Soul Red Crystal and Polymetal Gray. Phoenix Mazda shoppers looking for a small crossover that provides ample space but who don’t need a larger SUV will find the 2020 Mazda CX-30 to be the perfect choice.
Early reviews indicate the 2020 Mazda CX-30 will be a popular model. Cars.com wrote: “[The] CX-30 is a stylish utility with the above-class road dynamics and quality characteristic of other Mazdas. ... Overall, the new CX-30 is a good-looking subcompact SUV that’s fun to drive and classier than most rivals in a larger but still city-friendly size.”
The 2020 Mazda CX-30 is available in four trim levels: base, Select, Preferred and Premium. The CX-30 is powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder Skyactiv-G engine that generates 186 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque, connected to a Skyactiv-Drive six-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard across the lineup and all-wheel drive is optional. The CX-30 features a new off-road traction assist feature that decreases torque and boosts the brake force on the wheels without grip on uneven surfaces. G-Vectoring Control Plus is standard on all models.
As you would expect from a Mazda vehicle, The CX-30 is very fuel-efficient. The 2020 Mazda CX-30 delivers EPA-estimated fuel economy rated at 25/33 mpg with front-wheel drive.* With all-wheel drive, the CX-30 returns 24/31 mpg.
Inside, you’ll find a driver-focused interior that features sophisticated styling. The controls are logically placed and easy to use and the driver will enjoy excellent outward visibility, thanks to a raised seating position and narrow pillars. Mazda’s engineers relocated the stereo’s speakers to provide a better audio experience. The 2020 CX-30 also includes additional sound-deadening materials to keep the cabin free from outside noise.
Standard features on the base trim include automatic on/off LED headlights, radar cruise control with stop-and-go function, an eight-speaker audio system, an 8.8-inch center infotainment display and dual front USB ports. Standard safety gear includes automatic high-beam control, low-speed automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist and lane-departure warning.
Also standard is Mazda Connected Services, a system that can be accessed through the MyMazda app. Mazda Connected Services allows owners to start the engine remotely, lock and unlock the vehicle, receive recall notices, check the oil and fuel levels, and call 911 or roadside assistance.
* 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.