2020 Mazda CX-30 Trim Comparison: Preferred vs Premium

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There’s a lot research to do when it comes to car shopping. First, you have to decide on body type. Then it’s comparing all the models of that body type from all the different brands. Then, once it’s been narrowed down a bit, the in-depth comparisons start to happen. And so on and so on. Needless to say, it’s a hassle.

Let us help. We’ve compared the 2020 Mazda CX-30 Preferred and Premium trims to help you decide which is right for you.

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Common Features

The 2020 Mazda CX-30 has the 2.5-liter Skyactiv-G four-cylinder engine. It produces 186 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque. The engine is paired with a six-speed automatic. Unlike the Miata and Mazda3, there is no six-speed manual option. Both the Preferred and Premium trims have a FWD and AWD variant.

The Preferred and Premium trims come with all the features found on the Base and Select trims. Safety feature wise, that includes forward collision warning with pedestrian detection, low-speed automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warning with lane-keep assist, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, radar adaptive cruise control, automatic high-beams, rain-sensing automatic wipers, and a rearview camera. They both also have Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, proximity keyless entry, and dual-zone automatic climate control.


The CX-30 Preferred is the second highest trim, adding even more features to the CX-30. Other than the features listed above, it has a premium 12-speaker Bose audio system, satellite radio, heated front seats, and an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with memory settings.

  • Preferred - $26,200
  • Preferred AWD - $27,600


The CX-30 Premium trim is the cream of the crop. Building on the features from the trims before it, the Premium trim adds leather upholstery, adaptive headlights, a heads-up display, a power liftgate, a moonroof, and paddle shifters.

  • Premium - $28,200
  • Premium AWD - $29,600

Interested in a 2020 Mazda CX-30? Come test drive one at Hall Cars near Milwaukee.