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2021 Ford EcoSport vs. 2021 Mazda CX-30 Review

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2021 Ford
EcoSport

MSRP*: $20,395 to $28,345
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2021 Mazda
CX-30

MSRP*: $22,050 to $34,050
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Invoice* $19,987 to $27,778 $21,421 to $33,066
MPG - City 23 - 27 MPG 22 - 25 MPG
MPG - Hwy 29 MPG 30 - 33 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 50.0 ft3 45.2 ft3
Engine I-3, Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain Four-wheel, Front-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 123 - 166 hp 186 - 227 hp
Towing Capacity 1,400 - 2,000 lbs Info not available
Exterior Length 161.3 in 173.0 in
Exterior Width 69.5 in 70.7 in
Leg Room Front 42.9 in
Rear 36.7 in
Front 41.7 in
Rear 36.3 in
Head Room Front 39.6 in
Rear 37.5 in
Front 37.8 - 38.1 in
Rear 38.3 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** **** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** *****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Ford EcoSport offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Mazda CX-30, with comparable head- and legroom. The Ford EcoSport will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mazda CX-30.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Ford EcoSport as you will with the Mazda CX-30, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Ford EcoSport will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Mazda CX-30. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Ford EcoSport will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Mazda CX-30.

Dimensions
The Ford EcoSport is a little narrower than the Mazda CX-30, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. If you go with the Ford EcoSport, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Mazda CX-30.

Handling
The Ford EcoSport has the same turning radius as the Mazda CX-30, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Ford EcoSport has a little less horsepower than the Mazda CX-30.

Powertrain
With its lower torque engine, the Ford EcoSport doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Mazda CX-30.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Ford EcoSport and the Mazda CX-30. The Ford EcoSport has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Mazda CX-30.

Warranty
The Ford EcoSport comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mazda CX-30.