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2020 Mazda CX-3 vs. 2021 Mazda CX-30 Review

New 2020 Mazda CX-3

2020 Mazda
CX-3

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New 2021 Mazda CX-30

2021 Mazda
CX-30

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MSRP*
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$20,640 to $22,040
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$21,900 to $29,950
Invoice* $20,050 to $21,409 $21,275 to $29,088
MPG - City 27 - 29 24 - 25
MPG - Hwy 32 - 34 31 - 33
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
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
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mazda CX-30 than in the Mazda CX-3, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Mazda CX-3 and the Mazda CX-30.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Mazda CX-3 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). Clearly, the Mazda CX-3 is a better financial choice over the Mazda CX-30, when considering MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Mazda CX-3 and the Mazda CX-30 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Mazda CX-3 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. The Mazda CX-3 is slightly shorter than the Mazda CX-30, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
The Mazda CX-3 has much lower torque than the Mazda CX-30, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Mazda CX-3 has the same turning radius as the Mazda CX-30, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Mazda CX-3 has a lot less horsepower than the Mazda CX-30.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Mazda CX-3 and the Mazda CX-30. The Mazda CX-3 has less cargo space than the Mazda CX-30, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Mazda CX-3 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mazda CX-30.