2020 Mazda CX-30 vs 2019 Mazda CX-3

2020 Mazda CX-30 vs Mazda CX-3

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2020 Mazda CX-30 vs 2019 Mazda CX-3

If you’ve been hoping for a Mazda that’s just your size, the 2020 Mazda CX-30 might be the car you’re looking for. The 2020 CX-3, which is an all-new release from Mazda, fits the size gap between the CX-3 and the CX-5. The CX-30 is a departure from classic Mazda vehicles in some notable ways, including its name. While Mazda has traditionally assigned its vehicles odd-number names, the CX-30 gets an even name instead. The 2020 CX-3 gets a slightly more angular, sculpted, and chiseled look than the CX-3, which it otherwise closely resembles in appearance. You’ll also get different exterior trim amenities to distinguish the CX-30 from the CX-3. The CX-30 gets about 15 cubic feet of storage space in the rear, which is more than what the CX-3 offers (the CX-3 has 12 feet of storage space). While the CX-30 is entirely new, the CX-3 gets some minor changes for 2019. Among them are small tweaks to its exterior style, the addition of more advanced safety features, a more powerful engine, and a center armrest.


The CX-30 will be powered by a four-cylinder engine that generates up to 186 HP. The engine comes with a six-speed automatic transmission. The second available engine will be the Skyactive-X, which is also an engine that powers the CX-3. The sole engine on the 2019 CX-3 also has Skyactive technology. This innovative engine has a 2.0L capacity. It is also a four-cylinder engine that has 16 valves. The CX-3’s engine has power output of 148 HP at 6,000 RPM. It also has a maximum torque production capacity of 146 LB-FT at 2,800 RPM. The engine is paired with either an automatic transmission or a manual transmission with six speeds. With a Sport mode and paddle shifters, the automatic transmission gives you the sense of driving a car with a manual transmission when you want a more exciting driving experience.


Both the CX-30 and the CX-3 have sleek, modern styling. The CX-30 gets new black accents above the wheel arches for a dramatic appearance. Its body features a softly rounded shape that is accentuated with elegant curves. Sleek headlights and tail lights blend seamlessly into its front and rear ends, while a roofline spoiler gives the vehicle a more sophisticated and sporty look. The mesh front grille, although wide, does not detract from the CX-30’s appearance. While the CX-30 has not yet been released, critics report that it has an overall quite pleasant look. The 2019 CX-3 gets some slight exterior modifications, including alloy wheels and chrome accents, that make it classier and more stylish than ever.


Inside, the cabins of both the CX-30 and the CX-3 are generously equipped. The CX-30 offers luxury and elegance with high-quality materials, chrome accents, and rich hues. The CX-30 will get sporty front seats, and you can upgrade from an eight-speaker sound system to a 12-speaker sound system. The CX-30 has a generous amount of cargo space, and it also comes with a nice set of available driver safety aids, including lane departure warning, automatic high beams, and forward collision warning with pedestrian detection. The CX-3 features air conditioning, vanity mirrors, a 12V power charging outlet, and a rearview mirror with dual night and day settings. Leather seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and heated front seats complete the standard amenities on the highest trim.

If you’re looking for a stylish crossover from Mazda, the upcoming CX-30 or the 2019 CX-3 are great choices. The CX-30 will have slightly more interior and cargo space. While you wait for the CX-30 to arrive, you are welcome to visit our dealership to try out the CX-3. It’s easy to make an appointment by calling us or reserving a time online.