2021 Mazda CX-30 Trim Comparison: Select vs Preferred

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You’ve been looking at the 2021 CX-30, trying to decide which trim to get. The 2.5 S just doesn’t cut it. You want a little bit more than it has on offer. So, what about the next steps up, the Select and Preferred trims? What features differentiate those two models? Is it worth the added price? That’s what we’re here to help you figure out.

Let’s take a look at the two middle 2021 Mazda CX-30 trims: Select and Preferred. Which has better features for your needs?




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Shared Features

Both models in this comparison have a 2.5-liter Skyactiv-G four-cylinder that produces 186 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque. FWD is standard, but AWD is available. Both trims have a 7-inch digital instrument cluster display, LED headlights, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth, a Wi-Fi hotspot, HD radio, two USB ports, an 8.8-inch infotainment display. Shared safety features include forward collision warning, low-speed automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, driver drowsiness monitoring, adaptive cruise control, automatic high-beam headlights, and a rearview camera.

Select Features

The Select features multiple upgrades from the base model 2.5 S. It has leatherette upholstery, as well as a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob. Dual-zone automatic climate control and proximity keyless entry are standard convenience features on this trim. On top of the standard safety suite, the Select gets blind spot monitoring and rear cross traffic alert.

Preferred Features

Like the Select trim before it, the Preferred trim adds new features to improve comfort and convenience. The most immediately noticeable addition is the moonroof. It also gets heated front seats, great for our Midwestern winters. Additionally, the driver’s seat now has eight-way power-adjustability with memory settings.

Call Hall Cars to learn more about the 2021 Mazda CX-30.