Buyers who have been searching for a subcompact SUV that features a luxurious cabin, beautiful exterior styling, and a range of standard driver-assist technologies should take a look at the 2021 Mazda CX-30. According to the Riverside area Mazda dealership, the CX-30 is one crossover that driving enthusiasts will be happy to drive. It features class-leading handling and a driving experience unparalleled in its class.
The CX-30 has more than a few similarities with its Mazda3 stablemate. It gets design cues from its sister model, and the two vehicles have the same engine under the hood. The 2021 Mazda CX-30 is larger than the CX-3, making it perfect for drivers who prefer a larger crossover but find the compact CX-5 too big for their needs.
The 2021 Mazda CX-30 is available in five trim levels at dealers like the Mazda dealership near Riverside. They’re listed as base, Select, Preferred, Premium and Turbo. Front-wheel drive is standard, all-wheel drive is available, and all models get a six-speed automatic gearbox. All CX-30 trims except the Turbo are motivated by a standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 186 horses and 186 lb-ft of torque. The Turbo gets a turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that develops 250 hp and 320 lb-ft with premium gas. With regular, the turbo-four unit puts out 227 hp and 310 lb-ft.
Fuel economy is outstanding. The 2021 Mazda CX-30 gets an EPA-estimated rating of up to 25 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway.*
Kelley Blue Book joins other automotive reviewers that have praised the 2021 Mazda CX-30, writing:
“The 2021 Mazda CX-30 isn’t just another crossover. It doesn’t fit neatly into any pre-existing size categories. It packs a decent amount of power and has a chassis that’s perfectly suited to exploit that muscle. Like every other Mazda, there’s an aesthetic sensibility that’s rare in anything below the typical luxury level. A certain sophistication permeates everything the 2021 CX-30 does and has.”
There’s lots of room in the CX-30’s cabin to keep the driver and passengers relaxed, even on longer trips. There are 20.2 cubic feet of cargo space with the seats in use. Fold down the seats when you need more room for storage, and you’ll get 45.2 cubic feet of space.
The 2021 Mazda CX-30’s base trim comes with a long list of standard features, including LED headlamps, cloth seating, an infotainment system with an 8.8-inch display, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, voice recognition, a Wi-Fi hotspot, a stereo system with eight speakers, two USB ports and HD Radio. Available features include wireless device charging, a frameless auto-dimming rearview mirror, LED interior lighting, a universal garage door opener, navigation and sport pedals.
Standard driver-assist features include lane keep assist, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, rain-sensing wipers, automatic high-beam headlights, low-speed automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, driver attention monitoring, adaptive cruise control and a rearview camera.
The 2021 CX-30 received the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s top score of Good in all crash tests. The institute named it a Top Safety Pick+, its highest safety designation. The NHTSA gave the 2021 CX-30 five out 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.