2020 Mazda CX-30

absolutely! AUTO REVIEW | By Steve Kursar –

The 2020 Mazda CX-30 is an all-new crossover for the Japanese automaker.  Slotted in size between the CX-3 and the CX-5, this new vehicle is designed to appeal to car buyers that want a smaller crossover that has just a smidgeon of more room. It brings all the new styling and technology that Mazda has to offer and combines it in a very attractive car that is sure to win Mazda new fans.

Mazda has been making a major push to rebrand itself as a near-luxury carmaker.  After leaving the Ford Motor Company stable of foreign car nameplates, Mazda filled its showroom with some of the best new affordable vehicles on the market.  They’ve concentrated on building cars and crossovers that look great both inside and out and are loaded with some of the best safety tech out there. The new CX-30 is just another example of this philosophy.

The new CX-30 is powered by the same engine that is in the larger CX-5, a 186 hp, 2.5 liter four-cylinder, Skyactiv-G engine.  Mated to a six-speed transmission, the new crossover gets EPA estimated fuel economy numbers of 25 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway.  With a base MSRP of $21,900, it’s only $1,260 more than the smaller CX-3 but with a little more of everything including room and power.  It handles almost like a sedan but with the extra cargo space that only a crossover can provide.

For a little over $6,000 more than the base price, the top-of-the-line Premium trim comes with all the bells and whistles that make the CX-30 feel like a true luxury vehicle. Leather seats, power liftgate, power moonroof, even a heads-up display that you see mostly in high-end vehicles are part of this package.

Mazda has made their i-Activsense suite of safety technology standard on all CX-30 models which includes Radar Cruise Control with stop and go function and Lane Departure Warning with Lane-Keep Assist.  Another new feature sure to appeal to techies and comes standard on all new CX-30s is Mazda Connected Services, which allows owners through the MyMazda app to remotely lock the car doors, remotely start the engine and monitor oil information and tire pressure.  Mazda is even providing a six-month complimentary trial for an in-car Wi-Fi hotspot.

If a compact crossover is just too small and a midsize has too much room for your needs, the new Mazda CX-30 may just fit the bill.