Mazda’s 2020 CX-30 is an all-new subcompact SUV that slides into the Mazda SUV lineup between the CX-3 and CX-5 as easily as it can fit into a tight city parking spot. Not as easily as the very small CX-3 subcompact, perhaps, but the bigger CX-30 is nevertheless city-sized while providing more room to appeal more broadly to U.S. buyers than the Euro-sized CX-3.
The CX-30 — which is about an inch wider and about 5 inches longer than the CX-3 — is based on the redesigned Mazda3 compact car, sharing its platform, tech and much of the interior design. It’s an SUV with the above-class style and good driving manners you’d expect from Mazda, but also multimedia tech that still needs some work. The CX-30 will take on competition in the increasingly crowded subcompact SUV class that includes the also all-new 2021 Kia Seltos as well as sales leaders such as the Honda HR-V and Nissan Rogue Sport.
The CX-30 is powered by a 186-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Standard safety tech includes a front collision prevention system with automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go, lane departure warning and a driver attention alert. A blind spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert is available.
Are you interested in this subcompact urban SUV that offers practicality along with upscale style and features? We’ve driven it, compared it with rivals and covered pricing, specs and more. Here’s a roundup of our comprehensive coverage, which can tell you everything you need to know about the 2020 Mazda CX-30:
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