2020 Mazda CX-30 vs 2020 Mazda CX-5

2020 CX-30 vs 2020 CX-5

For months, Mazda has been teasing the CX-30 compact crossover. With its bold, sleek design, everyone has been itching to get their hands on it. Well, that time has finally come. The CX-30 is finally available to the public, and it’s just as great as Mazda has been saying. But, if like most of us, you can only buy one car at a time, which one do you pick?

We decided to compare one of the most popular Mazda vehicles with their newest model. Here is our comparison of the 2020 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring and the 2020 Mazda CX-30 Preferred. Both are great vehicles in their own right, so choose whichever fits your particular lifestyle and needs.

2020 Mazda CX-30 Preferred


2020 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring

$27,600 MSRP $31,610
FWD or AWD Drivetrain FWD or AWD
25/33/29 MPG 24/31/27
20.2 cu ft Cargo Space 30.9 cu ft

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All-New Crossover

The 2020 Mazda CX-30 is an all-new vehicle designed to fill the gap that exists between the subcompact CX-3 crossover and the CX-5 crossover. The CX-30 is based on the Mazda3 chassis, bringing it lower to the ground. With that lower center of gravity, it behaves more like a car than a SUV. Similarly, the CX-30 has almost the exact same cargo space as the Mazda3, meaning it can hold more than the smaller CX-3.

Perfected Crossover

The 2020 CX-5 is the newest version of the 2nd generation of CX-5 introduced for 2017. It still trounces the other vehicles in its class with its understated classiness and completely dominating performance. The CX-5 drives better than any other traditional crossover SUV out there.

Which Should I Pick?

If you value performance and cargo space, then the CX-5 should command your attention, with a bigger cargo bay and a supercharged engine. It outperforms the CX-30 in those areas.

Do you want something smaller and cheaper than a traditional crossover? Then take a sincere look at the CX-30, because it was designed to fit that bill.

If you not sure, schedule a test drive for them both and see which you prefer.