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2024 Mazda CX-30: A Review

The hybrid or compact SUV was developed to satisfy the market gap between the saloon and the SUV. It involved taking the characteristics of an SUV and installing them into a vehicle that was smaller in size and resembled a large saloon. Since the compact SUV’s release, they have been an instant success with drivers who dislike driving large SUVs and families who need extra space. It has fulfilled its market gap excellently, so well that nearly every automotive brand has developed a compact SUV of their own, including Mazda. 

Mazda has released the Mazda CX-30 compact SUV will be released in 2024, so how do its specifications match up to this growing automotive industry sector?

Under the Hood of the Mazda CX-30

The CX-30 compact SUV’s design is based on the ultra-popular Mazda 3. The entry-level model contains a 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine that produces 191 horsepower. The CX-30 can go from 0-60mph in 8.1 seconds. This time is in the middle of the board, with rivals completing faster and slower times. It has a fuel economy rating of 29 mpg combined, the average city and highway ratings. 

While many reviews concluded that if you have the need for speed, this model may feel slightly sluggish. To combat this, there is a turbo-charged model that produces 250 horsepower. It will get you to where you need to go quickly, as it can go from 0-60 mph in 5.8 seconds. This turbo-charged model is less economical than the entry version, as it has a fuel economy rating of 25 mpg combined.  

Both models come with an all-wheel drive and six-speed automatic transmission. The standard and turbocharged models have excellent steering and handling, making windy roads as fun to drive as going on a relaxing Sunday cruise.

The Exterior of the Mazda CX-30

The 2024 version has several changes to the exterior, making the compact SUV more modern and appealing to a younger demographic. Several different trims are available for this compact SUV, including Preferred, Select Sport, and Carbon Turbo. If you are interested in buying the entry model, it can come with the Select Sport or Preferred upgrade. The Select Sport includes 18-inch wheels, black metallic exterior paint, black interior upholstery, and dual-zone automatic climate control. The Preferred trim includes an adjustable driver’s seat, silver 18-inch wheels, a power sunroof, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. 

Within the carbon turbo trim, it will have extras such as a new sand-nude exterior paint option and black wheels. The carbon turbo trim is only available with the turbo-charged model of the CX-30. 

The Interior Design of the Mazda CX-30

The Mazda CX-30 contains high-end trims and terracotta interior leather upholstery, making it a luxurious option for those who like comfort and luxury. Its interiors make the CX-30 stand out from its rivals, such as the Volkswagen Taos. It may even be a more economical option to the Audi Q3 or the BMW X1, which shows what an excellent creation this vehicle is from Mazda. Its rear boot is not the biggest within a compact SUV, but it can fit six carry-on suitcases in it, and when the seats are folded down, that will increase to sixteen. 

It also contains an 8.8-inch infotainment display, a Mazda Connect service, Apple Play, Android Auto, and satellite radio. In the turbo-charged model, the infotainment screen is upgraded to 10 inches, making it easier to see and use. For the audio system, you can choose either an eight- or twelve-speaker kit. The CX-30 also has Bluetooth, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and two USD inputs. 

It has various assistive driving features that delight any driver, such as adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, cross-traffic alert, emergency braking, and keyless entry. 

The Price of the Mazda CX-30

The Mazda CX-30 has a starting price of $26,370, which is very reasonable for the vehicle standard you will receive. While the extra horsepower that the turbo-charged models give is alluring, it is only available with the more expensive trims. So, you will need to factor that into whatever financial decisions you make. It comes with a warranty for ten years or 100,000 miles, whichever is completed first. 

This vehicle excellently blends the essence of an SUV seamlessly with the space a saloon provides. Fans of the CX-30 will have to wait until 2024 to avail of the upgrades in this new model. However, it promises to be worth the wait.

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Ryan Clancy
Ryan Clancy is a freelance writer and blogger. With 5+ years of mechanical engineering experience, he's passionate about all things engineering and tech. He loves bringing engineering (especially mechanical) down to a level that everyone can understand. Ryan lives in Miami, and writes about everything engineering and tech at sites like Forbes, Engineering360, Clinked, MakeUseOf, Mechanical Engineering HQ, and many more.

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