2020 Mazda CX-30 vs. Its Competition

2020 Mazda CX-30
Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

If you don’t need all-wheel drive consider saving money on the Mazda 3 hatch.

It’s nearly the same and its seating position isn’t much lower either—but its price is.

2020 Mazda CX-302020 Mazda CX-30Get Your Price2020 Chevrolet Trax2020 Chevrolet Trax
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2020 Ford Ecosport2020 Ford Ecosport
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2002 Honda HR-V2020 Honda HR-V
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2020 Hyundai Venue2020 Hyundai Venue
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2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid  -  First Drive, Santa Barbara CA, Nov. 20192019 Subaru Crosstrek
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 2019 Subaru Crosstrek is as plucky as ever, but with more available safety gear this year.
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 Hwy23 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 Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility VehicleSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Style Name     
FWDFWD 4-Door LSS FWDLX 2WD CVTSE Manual2.0i Manual
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. 2019 Subaru Crosstrek