New for 2020, the Mazda CX-30 is a small crossover that fills a narrow gap between the brand’s subcompact CX-3 and compact CX-5 models.
Mazda sells the CX-30 in GX, GS and GT trims. GX uses a 2.0L, four-cylinder engine, while GS and GT get a 2.5L. GX and GS models can be had with either front- or all-wheel drive, while GT is AWD-only. The GT’s engine also gets a trim-exclusive cylinder deactivation feature.
GX models come dressed in 16-inch alloy wheels, auto-off LED headlights, LED daytime running lights and taillights, and body-coloured door handles.
The CX-30 GX cabin offers an 8.8-inch infotainment display, an eight-speaker stereo with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, Bluetooth, air conditioning, push-button engine start, power windows and keyless entry, cruise control, LED cabin lighting, heated front seats, and a 7.0-inch digital gauge display.
Standard safety features include tire pressure monitoring, an electric parking brake, blind spot monitoring, and rear cross traffic alert.
GS gains 18-inch wheels, heated door mirrors, automatic high beams, rain-sensing wipers, automatic dual-zone climate control, leather-trimmed steering wheel (heated) and shift lever, city-speed forward collision warning with automatic braking, radar cruise control, lane departure warning with lane keep assist, and driver attention alert.
GT adds adaptive headlights with auto leveling, a front wiper de-icer, rear parking sensors, a power tailgate, a 12-speaker stereo, navigation, satellite radio, a sunroof, passive keyless entry, a head-up driver display, frameless auto-dimming rearview mirror, integrated garage door remote, leather seating, a 10-way power driver’s seat with memory, reverse automatic emergency braking, and traffic sign recognition.
The CX-30’s sole option is a luxury package for the GS AWD trim. It adds a sunroof, leatherette upholstery, power driver’s seat with memory, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.
Mazda’s fuel consumption estimates for the CX-30 are 8.9/7.1 L/100 km (city/highway) for the GX’s 2.0L engine and front-wheel drive, and 9.4/7.7 with AWD.
A GS with the 2.5L and FWD is rated 9.3/7.1 L/100 km, and 9.9/7.7 with AWD.
The GT’s 2.5L with cylinder deactivation promises thriftier performance, at 9.5/7.4 L/100 km.
The CX-30 lets Mazda better compete with vehicles like the Nissan Qashqai, Mitsubishi RVR, Toyota C-HR, Subaru Crosstrek, and Honda HR-V, all of which are more spacious and expensive than Mazda’s CX-3, but smaller than the CX-5.
This vehicle has not yet been reviewed