2020 MAZDA CX-30 vs 2020 MAZDA CX-5
2020 MAZDA CX-30 2020 MAZDA CX-5


2.5L I-4 2.5L I-4


186 187

  MPG (City/Highway)

25/33 * 25/31 *

  Cargo Space

20.2-45.2 cu. ft. 30.9-59.6 cu. ft.

2020 MAZDA CX-30 vs 2020 MAZDA CX-5

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Today’s Mazda crossover SUVs line is loaded with intriguing options and is rightfully the focal point of your search for a new vehicle. The Mazda CX-5 is a compact crossover SUV that easily captures attention on the road with its good looks. It has been on the road since 2012, and its second-generation debuted in 2017. The Mazda CX-30 is also classified as a compact crossover SUV. It stands directly below the Mazda CX-5 in the 2020 lineup, and it is among the newer Mazda models on the road today. Despite their noticeable similarities, many differences are uncovered when you dig deeper.


All of the 2020 Mazda CX-30 trims and all of the Mazda CX-5 trims for 2020 are equipped with the same 2.5-liter Skyactiv®-G engine. They are also all outfitted with a six-speed automatic transmission, and they will give you 186 horsepower. Front-wheel drive is standard, and optional intelligent all-wheel drive is standard across both trim lines. The top trim levels for the Mazda CX-5 and the Mazda CX-30 add cylinder deactivation to their performance equipment. All other mechanical features hold steady across both trim lines.


The Mazda CX-5 is several inches larger than the Mazda CX-30 across its length, width, and height. It also has more than an inch of extra ground clearance. These are both five-passenger SUVs, but the more substantial dimensions on the Mazda CX-5 result in double cargo space. However, the Mazda CX-5 also has a slightly higher price tag than the Mazda CX-30 when you compare the trims directly. Visually, they share numerous design cues, such as a comparable grille shape and similar LED headlights. There are subtle differences between their hoods and their side panel curvature. Both of these Mazda models are available at various trim levels with up to 18-inch wheels, rear privacy glass, signature LED lighting, a rear power liftgate, a sliding moonroof, and other equipment.


The dashboard designs for these Mazda crossover SUVs differ significantly, but they both have a floating display screen that provides access to the infotainment system. You can appreciate equipment like cloth, leatherette, or leather material with memory functions, power adjustments, and heat in the first row of seats throughout both of their trim lines. Additional equipment available in both models includes mounted steering wheel controls, paddle shifters, SiriusXM satellite radio, a Bose sound system with premium speakers, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, USB ports other desired equipment.

While these two popular models are comparable in many ways, you can see that there are essential differences between them across their trim lines. Our Schwartz Mazda team is eager to assist with your continued research on these models to identify the perfect SUV for your needs from the possibilities in today’s inventory. Schedule your next visit to our Mazda dealership by calling us directly.

* EPA-estimated mileage. Actual results will vary.