Compare 2021 MAZDA CX-3 vs 2021 MAZDA CX-30

2021 MAZDA CX-3 vs 2021 MAZDA CX-30
2021 MAZDA CX-3 2021 MAZDA CX-30


2.0L I-4 2.5L I-4


148 hp 186 hp

  MPG (City/Highway)

29/34 * 25/33 *

  Cargo Space

42.7 cu. ft. 45.2 cu. ft.

  Rear Leg Room

35.0 in. 36.3 in.

2021 MAZDA CX-3 vs 2021 MAZDA CX-30

Serving Farmington Hills, MI

As you get to know the 2021 Mazda lineup, you will undoubtedly appreciate the sleek design language found across all of the current Mazda crossovers. The Mazda CX-3 and the Mazda CX-30 are both subcompact crossovers that share many aspects of their exterior styling. However, the Mazda CX-3 has a lower base price. What are the many other differences between the Mazda CX-3 and the Mazda CX-30 that you should be aware of before you wrap up your model research?


The Mazda CX-3 is substantially smaller than the Mazda CX-30, and it has standard performance capabilities compared to the Mazda CX-30. Under the Mazda CX-3’s hood, a four-cylinder, 2.0-liter engine is connected to an auto transmission. This equipment produces 148 horsepower. The Mazda CX-30, on the other hand, has a 2.5-liter engine with the same transmission. The pairing produces 186 horsepower.


From the wheelbase to the height, length, and width, the Mazda CX-3 has smaller measurements. While there are clear similarities across their undulating surfaces, grille shape, and hood accents, the Mazda CX-3 has a smaller grille and a shorter, steeper nose. The Mazda CX-30 has a stronger angle through the LED headlights and a more substantial definition around the wheel wells.


The Mazda CX-3 is only available with a base trim level. With higher trim levels and more options available in the Mazda CX-30, the Mazda CX-30 is suitable for those who expect more technologies and features on the road. Both vehicles have equipment like power windows, a backup camera, a heads-up display, adaptive cruise control, and more.

Which of these subcompact crossover SUVs is a good fit for your budget, lifestyle, and expectations? Our Suburban Mazda of Farmington Hills associates are happy to support your live comparison of these models when you stop by our showroom soon.

* EPA-estimated mileage. Actual results will vary.