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2020 Mazda CX-30

What’s new

  • The CX-30 is an all-new vehicle
  • Sized between an extra-small and small SUV
  • Kicks off the first CX-30 generation introduced for 2020

Pros & Cons

  • Upscale interior design
  • Advanced safety features come standard
  • Poised handling and refined ride quality
  • Snug rear seating for adults
MSRP Range
$21,900 - $29,600
MSRP Starting at
$21,900
Edmunds Suggested Price as low as
$25,201
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$25,201 - $29,587

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MSRP Range
$21,900 - $29,600
MSRP Starting at
$21,900
Edmunds Suggested Price as low as
$23,376
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$23,376 - $28,218

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2020 Mazda CX-30 Review

Mazda's proven it knows how to make a really good small SUV. The CX-5 is in a numerical tie in our rankings with the class-leading Honda CR-V, and the smaller Mazda CX-3 is one of the better picks in the subcompact crossover segment. So apparently Mazda figured, "Well, let's keep going!" and came up with the 2020 Mazda CX-30.

Despite the similar name, Mazda is not using the CX-30 to replace the smaller CX-3. It instead fills the space between that subcompact crossover and the larger CX-5. Right off the bat you'll notice the CX-30's impressively upscale interior. No other crossover at this point offers an interior that looks and feels this premium. Every surface you touch is soft, and every button or knob you press or turn has a substantial feel to it. In terms of interior and cargo space, the CX-30 slots right between the CX-3 and the CX-5.

The CX-30 also exhibits far more driving refinement than you might expect from a vehicle at this price. It soaks up bumps with the poise of a larger, more sophisticated (and more expensive) vehicle. It's also fun to drive around turns thanks to nimble handling and steering that gives you a decent feel for the road. The engine is the same 186-horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder from the CX-5 and provides quick-enough acceleration when you need to make a pass or accelerate quickly to highway speeds.

Overall, we're fond of the CX-30. Admittedly, it's a niche vehicle, but it has the potential to be a "just-right" fit for car shoppers who want a slightly roomier and nicer vehicle than an subcompact crossover SUV but don't like the greater cost of bigger models such as the CX-5 or CR-V.

Which CX-30 does Edmunds recommend?

Even the base Mazda CX-30 comes fairly well equipped. But we think it's worth stepping up one level to the Select trim. For a few grand more, you get desirable features such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, blind-spot monitoring, dual-zone automatic climate control and tinted rear windows. You can pay more to get the Premium or Preferred, but at that price level a regular Mazda CX-5 might be a better choice.

Mazda CX-30 models

The 2020 Mazda CX-30 comes in four standard trims: base, Select, Premium and Preferred. Mazda groups features into these trim levels with few additional options, so choosing the right CX-30 is a relatively straightforward matter. All models are powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine (186 hp, 186 lb-ft) and a six-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive is available on every trim.

The base CX-30 comes fairly well equipped with features such as LED lighting, alloy wheels and an 8.8-inch infotainment screen, all helping this crossover feel more premium than its price suggests. You also get driver assistance features such as forward collision warning with automatic braking and lane keeping assist.

Slotting just above the base trim is the Select. Notable additions include tinted rear windows, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, simulated leather upholstery and dual-zone automatic climate control. The Preferred trim retains those features and adds a 12-speaker Bose audio system, heated seats, and some minor trim and lighting changes. The top-level Premium brings even more features. Highlights include a head-up display, adaptive front lighting, full leather seating and a power liftgate.


Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2020 Mazda CX-30.

5 star reviews: 75%
4 star reviews: 17%
3 star reviews: 8%
2 star reviews: 0%
1 star reviews: 0%
Average user rating: 4.7 stars based on 12 total reviews

Trending topics in reviews

  • ride quality
  • value
  • engine
  • road noise

Most helpful consumer reviews

5 out of 5 stars, Better than the CX-3!
Michael K.,
Preferred 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A)

I took a new 2020 Mazda CX-30 with preferred package for a test drive. I own a 2016 Mazda CX-3. First thing I noticed was a super quiet ride. Secondly, I felt like I was in a expensive luxury car! The only thing I would change about this car is the engine. The new CX-30 needs the Skyactiv-X or a turbo to make it a perfect little SUV!

5 out of 5 stars, Just wow! Premium package is luxury!
HJ,
Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A)

We were in two minds whether to trade-up our existing crosstrek 2013 to 2020 or trade-in with the Mazda CX-30. After test driving both of them, we were convinced it had to be Mazda CX-30. - memory seats (saves the hassle as two people use the car) - speed display on the front glass (Very cool as it helps to keep a check on overspending, without being distracted) - Bose speakers (sound quality is really good) - 3yrs free remote start via app (it is very convenient as can start the car while leaving from the apartment, and by the time we walk and reach the apt.,) - rain sensing wipers - power moonroof - power rear gate (makes grocery shopping a breeze) And most importantly very quiet on the inside and we agreed it felt much more fun to drive than a crosstrek! So far been a week, and we are love with the car and the features!

5 out of 5 stars, Perfect dimensions.. Luxury feel.. Smooth ride..
JKSpeaks ,
Select 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A)

Just go for it if you have compact parking space. This is a drivers car. Everything is centered around the driver. If you are a short person, this is the car for you.

5 out of 5 stars, I love my CX 30
Lisa S,
Premium 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A)

I had seen several commercials for the new CX30 so I decided to check it out among other small SUVs I was considering. It was by far the prettiest, sleekest, nicest interior and most comfortable drive of the cars I considered in this price category. I ended up leasing a fully loaded model for the same price as a mid range because it was on the lot rather than ordering. I love it more each day.

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Features & Specs

Premium 4dr SUV AWD features & specs
Premium 4dr SUV AWD
2.5L 4cyl 6A
MSRP$29,600
MPG 25 city / 32 hwy
SeatingSeats 5
Transmission6-speed shiftable automatic
Horsepower186 hp @ 6000 rpm
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Select 4dr SUV features & specs
Select 4dr SUV
2.5L 4cyl 6A
MSRP$23,900
MPG 25 city / 33 hwy
SeatingSeats 5
Transmission6-speed shiftable automatic
Horsepower186 hp @ 6000 rpm
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Preferred 4dr SUV AWD features & specs
Preferred 4dr SUV AWD
2.5L 4cyl 6A
MSRP$27,600
MPG 24 city / 31 hwy
SeatingSeats 5
Transmission6-speed shiftable automatic
Horsepower186 hp @ 6000 rpm
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Select 4dr SUV AWD features & specs
Select 4dr SUV AWD
2.5L 4cyl 6A
MSRP$25,300
MPG 24 city / 31 hwy
SeatingSeats 5
Transmission6-speed shiftable automatic
Horsepower186 hp @ 6000 rpm
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Safety

Our experts’ favorite CX-30 safety features:

Smart Brake Support
Warns you if you are rapidly approaching a vehicle, pedestrian or bicyclist. Can apply the brakes to reduce the severity of a collision.
Mazda Radar Cruise Control
Maintains a driver-selected distance between the Mazda 3 and the car in front.
Lane Departure Warning System
Alerts the driver if the Mazda 3 begins wandering outside its lane.
NHTSA Overall Rating 5 out of 5 stars

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.

Frontal Barrier Crash RatingRating
Overall5 / 5
Driver5 / 5
Passenger5 / 5
Side Crash RatingRating
Overall5 / 5
Side Barrier RatingRating
Overall5 / 5
Driver5 / 5
Passenger5 / 5
Combined Side Barrier & Pole RatingsRating
Front Seat5 / 5
Back Seat5 / 5
RolloverRating
Rollover4 / 5
Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
Risk Of Rollover15.5%

Mazda CX-30 vs. the competition

Mazda CX-30 vs. Mazda 3

It's easiest to think of the CX-30 as the crossover version of the Mazda 3 hatchback. Both vehicles are very similar. In addition to the copy-and-paste design, most interior dimensions are identical. The two share the same engine and are available with all-wheel drive. The CX-30 provides better visibility, and some drivers may prefer its slightly taller ride height. The Mazda 3 is available as a sedan, and overall it costs slightly less with comparable features.

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Mazda CX-30 vs. Subaru Crosstrek

Like the CX-30, the Crosstrek is basically the crossover variant of a hatchback, in this case the Subaru Impreza. We like the Crosstrek's roomy interior that slightly bests the CX-30 in most dimensions. It's comfortable and quiet too. Standard all-wheel drive is a plus for those living in climates with frequent wet weather. But compared to the CX-30, the Crosstrek suffers from weak acceleration and a plain-looking interior.

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Mazda CX-30 vs. Hyundai Kona

The Kona is one of our best-ranked extra-small crossover SUVs. It's quiet, comfortable and fun to drive, especially with the optional turbocharged engine. Like most Hyundai products, you get a lot of features for the money. The CX-30 slightly edges out the Kona on cargo and passenger space, and the Mazda's interior is more appealing than the drab and plasticky one in the Kona.

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FAQ
Is the Mazda CX-30 a good car?
The Edmunds experts tested the 2020 CX-30 both on the road and at the track. Edmunds’ consumer reviews show that the 2020 CX-30 gets an average rating of 5 stars out of 5 (based on 12 reviews) You probably care about Mazda CX-30 fuel economy, so it's important to know that the CX-30 gets an EPA-estimated 26 mpg to 28 mpg, depending on the configuration. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the CX-30 has 20.2 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Mazda CX-30. Learn more
What's new in the 2020 Mazda CX-30?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2020 Mazda CX-30:

  • The CX-30 is an all-new vehicle
  • Sized between an extra-small and small SUV
  • Kicks off the first CX-30 generation introduced for 2020
Learn more
Is the Mazda CX-30 reliable?
To determine whether the Mazda CX-30 is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the CX-30. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the CX-30's 5-star average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more
Is the 2020 Mazda CX-30 a good car?
There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2020 Mazda CX-30 is a good car. Our consumer reviews show that the 2020 CX-30 gets an average rating of 5 stars out of 5 (based on 12 reviews). Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2020 CX-30 is a good car for you. Learn more
How much should I pay for a 2020 Mazda CX-30?

The least-expensive 2020 Mazda CX-30 is the 2020 Mazda CX-30 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $21,900.

Other versions include:

  • Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A) which starts at $29,600
  • Select 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A) which starts at $23,900
  • Preferred 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A) which starts at $27,600
  • Select 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A) which starts at $25,300
  • Premium 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A) which starts at $28,200
  • Preferred 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A) which starts at $26,200
  • 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A) which starts at $21,900
  • 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A) which starts at $23,300
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What are the different models of Mazda CX-30?
If you're interested in the Mazda CX-30, the next question is, which CX-30 model is right for you? CX-30 variants include Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A), Select 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A), Preferred 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A), and Select 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A). For a full list of CX-30 models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2020 Mazda CX-30

2020 Mazda CX-30 Overview

The 2020 Mazda CX-30 is offered in the following submodels: CX-30 SUV. Available styles include Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A), Select 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A), Preferred 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A), Select 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A), Premium 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A), Preferred 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A), 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A), and 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A).

What do people think of the 2020 Mazda CX-30?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2020 Mazda CX-30 and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2020 CX-30 4.7 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2020 CX-30.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2020 Mazda CX-30 and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2020 CX-30 featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

What's a good price for a New 2020 Mazda CX-30?
2020 Mazda CX-30 Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A)

The 2020 Mazda CX-30 Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $30,700. The average price paid for a new 2020 Mazda CX-30 Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is trending $1,008 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $1,008 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $29,692.

The average savings for the 2020 Mazda CX-30 Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is 3.3% below the MSRP.

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2020 Mazda CX-30 Preferred 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A)

The 2020 Mazda CX-30 Preferred 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $28,700. The average price paid for a new 2020 Mazda CX-30 Preferred 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is trending $987 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $987 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $27,713.

The average savings for the 2020 Mazda CX-30 Preferred 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is 3.4% below the MSRP.

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We are showing 51 2020 Mazda CX-30 Preferred 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.

2020 Mazda CX-30 Select 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A)

The 2020 Mazda CX-30 Select 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $26,400. The average price paid for a new 2020 Mazda CX-30 Select 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is trending $1,129 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $1,129 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $25,271.

The average savings for the 2020 Mazda CX-30 Select 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is 4.3% below the MSRP.

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We are showing 35 2020 Mazda CX-30 Select 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.

2020 Mazda CX-30 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A)

The 2020 Mazda CX-30 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $24,400. The average price paid for a new 2020 Mazda CX-30 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is trending $971 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $971 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $23,429.

The average savings for the 2020 Mazda CX-30 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is 4% below the MSRP.

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We are showing 16 2020 Mazda CX-30 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.

2020 Mazda CX-30 Preferred 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A)

The 2020 Mazda CX-30 Preferred 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $27,300. The average price paid for a new 2020 Mazda CX-30 Preferred 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is trending $763 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $763 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $26,537.

The average savings for the 2020 Mazda CX-30 Preferred 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is 2.8% below the MSRP.

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We are showing 3 2020 Mazda CX-30 Preferred 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.

2020 Mazda CX-30 Select 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A)

The 2020 Mazda CX-30 Select 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $25,000. The average price paid for a new 2020 Mazda CX-30 Select 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is trending $796 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $796 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $24,204.

The average savings for the 2020 Mazda CX-30 Select 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is 3.2% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 2 2020 Mazda CX-30 Select 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.

2020 Mazda CX-30 Premium 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A)

The 2020 Mazda CX-30 Premium 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $29,300. The average price paid for a new 2020 Mazda CX-30 Premium 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is trending $1,082 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $1,082 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $28,218.

The average savings for the 2020 Mazda CX-30 Premium 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is 3.7% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 1 2020 Mazda CX-30 Premium 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.

Which 2020 Mazda CX-30s are available in my area?

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Should I lease or buy a 2020 Mazda CX-30?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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