2020 Mazda CX-30 vs. Its Competition

2020 Mazda CX-30
Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

The 2020 Mazda CX-30 competes among a growing class of pint-size hatchbacks ready for new drivers and empty nesters.

The Crosstrek is the most off-road ready of the crowd with all-wheel drive and a big hatch.

The Ford Ecosport is relatively new and compact, but buzzes at higher speeds.

The Chevy Trax is aged and cramped, it’s due for a rethink.

The Honda HR-V is the most versatile inside and ready for first-time drivers, but not very fun to drive.

The Hyundai Venue is new and spacious, but front-wheel drive only.

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Quick Specs
The 2020 Mazda CX-30 is a right-sized small crossover with good looks that’s the most fun to drive among its competitors.
The 2020 Chevy Trax crossover has a low price for a tall ride height–and not much else.
The 2020 Ford Ecosport is not particularly good value, not particularly efficient, and not particularly good.
The 2020 Honda HR-V oozes with practicality, though gas mileage and safety equipment have room to improve.
The 2020 Hyundai Venue is a subcompact crossover with big ideas.
The 2020 Subaru Crosstrek puts safety first, with capability a close second.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
24 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy
Regular Unleaded I-4Turbocharged Gas 4-CylIntercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-3Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded H-4
EPA Class     
Small SUV 2WDSmall Sport Utility VehicleSmall SUV 2WDSmall Station WagonsMidsize CarsSmall SUV 4WD
Style Name     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODManual w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2020 Mazda CX-30 vs. 2020 Chevrolet Trax2020 Mazda CX-30 vs. 2020 Ford Ecosport2020 Mazda CX-30 vs. 2020 Honda HR-V2020 Mazda CX-30 vs. 2020 Hyundai Venue2020 Mazda CX-30 vs. 2020 Subaru Crosstrek