When it comes to utilities… Mazda always remembers that driving matters. The all-new 2020 Mazda CX-30 debuted in Geneva… and slides in between the smaller CX-3 and larger CX-5. While the CX-3 shares the Mazda2’s subcompact platform… the CX-30 relies on the underpinnings from the compact Mazda 3. 

They also share the same 186-hp SKYACTIV-G 2-point-5-liter I-4… and 6-speed automatic… which Mazda says have been specifically tuned for the CX-30. The quick throttle response and prompt shifts we found in the 3 are also here… with about an inch-and-a-half more ground clearance for the CX-30. Inside is Mazda’s clean design and premium feel.

"One of the things I like most about this car, is how user friendly it is. All the dials, all the knobs, all the switches you need, for your infotainment system to your cruise control they’re all right at your fingertips."

Interior dimensions are similar to the “3” hatchback… with a little more room for rear seat riders … and slightly more cargo room. MacPherson struts up front… and a torsion beam in the rear that Mazda does better than others…. maintains a spirited driving experience. On sale now the 2020 Mazda CX-30 starts at just under $22,000. 


  • Price: Starts at just under $22,000
  • Horsepower: 186
  • Engine: 2.5 liter