2021 Mazda CX-30

What’s new

  • Turbocharged four-cylinder engine added to the lineup
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto now standard
  • 12-speaker Bose stereo available with Premium Package only
  • Part of the first CX-30 generation introduced for 2020

Pros & Cons

  • Upscale interior design and build quality
  • Advanced safety features come standard
  • Poised handling and refined ride quality
  • Transmission can be slow to downshift
  • Significant rear blind spots
  • Below-average fuel economy
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2021 Mazda CX-30 Review

What is the CX-30?

The Mazda CX-30 is a small SUV that slots between the CX-3 and CX-5 crossovers. Introduced just last year, the CX-30 is renowned for its luxurious interior, comfortable ride and sharp handling. It won't set any land speed records, but the CX-30's four-cylinder engine accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 9 seconds — pretty quick for the class. If you have the need for speed, however, Mazda is gracing the CX-30 with a turbocharged engine for its second year on the market.

The 2021 Mazda CX-30's new turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder develops a stout 227 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque (250 hp and 320 lb-ft on 93 octane gasoline). The engine's also offered on the Mazda 3, with which the CX-30 shares a platform. Though Mazda hasn't released performance numbers yet, we expect the CX-30 Turbo to be one of the quickest small SUVs. Besides the extra juice, selecting the turbocharged motor adds all-wheel drive to help put the power to the road.

Since it will be the new range-topping model, expect the CX-30 Turbo to debut high-end features not available on other trims. Among these will be two new driving aids — a top-down parking camera and Traffic Jam Assist, which can center the vehicle in its lane at low speeds. While many of these improvements are behind-the-scenes, the CX-30 will have visual signifiers — such as black alloy wheels, black mirror caps and larger tailpipes — that differentiate it from other CX-30s.

Edmunds says

The Mazda CX-30 is already our favorite small SUV, but the addition of a turbocharged engine for 2021 really puts it over the top. If you're looking for a crossover with a little extra sauce, you should be pleasantly surprised by the 2021 Mazda CX-30.

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    Features & Specs

    2.5S 4dr SUV features & specs
    2.5S 4dr SUV
    2.5L 4cyl 6A
    MSRP$21,900
    MPG 25 city / 33 hwy
    SeatingSeats 5
    Transmission6-speed shiftable automatic
    Horsepower186 hp @ 6000 rpm
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    Premium 4dr SUV AWD features & specs
    Premium 4dr SUV AWD
    2.5L 4cyl 6A
    MSRP$29,950
    MPG 25 city / 32 hwy
    SeatingSeats 5
    Transmission6-speed shiftable automatic
    Horsepower186 hp @ 6000 rpm
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    2.5S 4dr SUV AWD features & specs
    2.5S 4dr SUV AWD
    2.5L 4cyl 6A
    MSRP$23,300
    MPG 24 city / 31 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$27,700
    MPG 24 city / 31 hwy
    SeatingSeats 5
    Transmission6-speed shiftable automatic
    Horsepower186 hp @ 6000 rpm
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    Safety

    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%

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    FAQ

    Is the Mazda CX-30 a good car?

    The Edmunds experts tested the 2021 CX-30 both on the road and at the track. 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 2021 Mazda CX-30?

    According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2021 Mazda CX-30:

    • Turbocharged four-cylinder engine added to the lineup
    • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto now standard
    • 12-speaker Bose stereo available with Premium Package only
    • Part of 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 average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

    Is the 2021 Mazda CX-30 a good car?

    There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2021 Mazda CX-30 is a good car. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2021 CX-30 is a good car for you. Check back soon for the official Edmunds Rating from our expert testing team Learn more

    How much should I pay for a 2021 Mazda CX-30?

    The least-expensive 2021 Mazda CX-30 is the 2021 Mazda CX-30 2.5S 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:

    • 2.5S 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A) which starts at $21,900
    • Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A) which starts at $29,950
    • 2.5S 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A) which starts at $23,300
    • Preferred 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A) which starts at $27,700
    • Select 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A) which starts at $25,300
    • Select 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A) which starts at $23,900
    • Preferred 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A) which starts at $26,300
    • Premium 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A) which starts at $28,550
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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 2.5S 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A), Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A), 2.5S 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A), and Preferred 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 2021 Mazda CX-30

    2021 Mazda CX-30 Overview

    The 2021 Mazda CX-30 is offered in the following submodels: CX-30 SUV. Available styles include 2.5S 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A), Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A), Preferred 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A), 2.5S 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A), Select 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A), Select 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A), Preferred 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A), and Premium 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A).

    What do people think of the 2021 Mazda CX-30?

    Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2021 Mazda CX-30 and all its trim types. 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 2021 CX-30.

    Edmunds Expert Reviews

    Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2021 Mazda CX-30 and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2021 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.

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    What's a good price for a New 2021 Mazda CX-30?

    2021 Mazda CX-30 Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A)

    The 2021 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 $31,230. The average price paid for a new 2021 Mazda CX-30 Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is trending $933 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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    2021 Mazda CX-30 Preferred 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A)

    The 2021 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 $28,800. The average price paid for a new 2021 Mazda CX-30 Preferred 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is trending $837 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

    Edmunds members save an average of $837 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $27,963.

    The average savings for the 2021 Mazda CX-30 Preferred 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is 2.9% below the MSRP.

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    2021 Mazda CX-30 Select 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A)

    The 2021 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 2021 Mazda CX-30 Select 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is trending $924 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

    Edmunds members save an average of $924 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $25,476.

    The average savings for the 2021 Mazda CX-30 Select 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is 3.5% below the MSRP.

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    2021 Mazda CX-30 Select 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A)

    The 2021 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 2021 Mazda CX-30 Select 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is trending $813 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

    Edmunds members save an average of $813 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $24,187.

    The average savings for the 2021 Mazda CX-30 Select 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is 3.3% below the MSRP.

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    We are showing 17 2021 Mazda CX-30 Select 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.

    2021 Mazda CX-30 2.5S 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A)

    The 2021 Mazda CX-30 2.5S 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $23,000. The average price paid for a new 2021 Mazda CX-30 2.5S 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is trending $727 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

    Edmunds members save an average of $727 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $22,273.

    The average savings for the 2021 Mazda CX-30 2.5S 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is 3.2% below the MSRP.

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    We are showing 16 2021 Mazda CX-30 2.5S 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.

    2021 Mazda CX-30 2.5S 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A)

    The 2021 Mazda CX-30 2.5S 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 2021 Mazda CX-30 2.5S 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is trending $773 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

    Edmunds members save an average of $773 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $23,627.

    The average savings for the 2021 Mazda CX-30 2.5S 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is 3.2% below the MSRP.

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    2021 Mazda CX-30 Preferred 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A)

    The 2021 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 $27,400. The average price paid for a new 2021 Mazda CX-30 Preferred 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 $26,604.

    The average savings for the 2021 Mazda CX-30 Preferred 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is 2.9% below the MSRP.

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    We are showing 2 2021 Mazda CX-30 Preferred 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.

    2021 Mazda CX-30 Premium 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A)

    The 2021 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 $29,830. The average price paid for a new 2021 Mazda CX-30 Premium 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is trending $1,323 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

    Edmunds members save an average of $1,323 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $28,507.

    The average savings for the 2021 Mazda CX-30 Premium 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is 4.4% below the MSRP.

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    We are showing 1 2021 Mazda CX-30 Premium 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.

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