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2021 Mazda CX-30 vs. 2021 Mazda CX-5 Review

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2021 Mazda
CX-30

MSRP*: $22,050 to $34,050
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2021 Mazda
CX-5

MSRP*: $25,370 to $37,505
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Invoice* $21,421 to $33,066 $24,896 to $36,044
MPG - City 22 - 25 MPG 22 - 25 MPG
MPG - Hwy 30 - 33 MPG 27 - 31 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 45.2 ft3 59.6 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 186 - 227 hp 187 - 227 hp
Towing Capacity Info not available 2,000 lbs
Exterior Length 173.0 in 179.1 in
Exterior Width 70.7 in 72.5 in
Leg Room Front 41.7 in
Rear 36.3 in
Front 41.0 in
Rear 39.6 in
Head Room Front 37.8 - 38.1 in
Rear 38.3 in
Front 39.3 - 39.7 in
Rear 39.0 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
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mazda CX-5 than in the Mazda CX-30, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Mazda CX-5 offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mazda CX-30, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Convenience
The Mazda CX-5 requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Mazda CX-30, making it more convenient to drive.

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 Mazda CX-30 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Mazda CX-5. 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-30 and the Mazda CX-5 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Mazda CX-30 is much slimmer than the Mazda CX-5, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Mazda CX-30 is slightly shorter than the Mazda CX-5, which may make it easier to park.

Handling
The Mazda CX-30 has a smaller turning radius than the Mazda CX-5, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Mazda CX-30 and the Mazda CX-5.

Powertrain
With similar torque, the Mazda CX-30 and the Mazda CX-5 are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Mazda CX-30 and the Mazda CX-5. The Mazda CX-30 has significantly less cargo capacity than the Mazda CX-5.

Warranty
The Mazda CX-30 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mazda CX-5.