New Mazda CX-30 Review, Pricing and Specs. Mazda crossover CX- 30 Starting at $22,000.
New Mazda crossover CX- 30 Starting at $22,000
Slotting into the Mazda SUV lineup in the narrow space between the subcompact CX-3 and the compact CX-5 is the new—and curiously named—CX-30. Why isn't it called CX-4? We asked Mazda: It's kind of a long story. Regardless, we like the way it looks. Mazda's designers gave it a more severely forward-canted rear window and chunkier black-plastic body cladding to help differentiate the 2020 Mazda CX-30 from its other crossover siblings.
Engines, Ride, and Handling
The 2020 CX-30 shares much of its mechanicals and platform with the all-new Mazda 3 sedan and hatchback, so we expect it to have a 186-hp 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, a six-speed automatic transmission and either front- or all-wheel drive. It's possible that Mazda's new gasoline-powered compression-ignition engine—which the company calls Skyactiv-X—is likely to be available in the CX-30 at some point down the road.
Interior and Technology
We've had nothing but good things to say about the new Mazda 3's interior, and the same level of craftsmanship and design seems to have carried over to the 2020 CX-30. An infotainment display sprouts from the center of the dashboard and is controlled by a rotary knob on the center console; a row of climate-control buttons divide the upper and lower dash panels. Mazda says buyers will be able to choose between either an eight- or 12-speaker audio system. A suite of driver-assistance features—including adaptive cruise control and automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection—will also be available. The CX-30 will go on sale in Europe later in 2019 but isn't expected to go on sale in the U.S. until sometime in 2020.