2021 MAZDA CX-30 vs 2021 MAZDA CX-5

2021 MAZDA CX-30 vs 2021 MAZDA CX-5
2021 MAZDA CX-30 2021 MAZDA CX-5


2.5L I-4 2.5L I-4


186 hp 187 hp

  MPG (City/Highway)

25/33 * 25/31 *

  Cargo Space

45.2 cu. ft. 59.6 cu. ft.

  Rear Leg Room

36.3 in. 39.6 in.

2021 MAZDA CX-30 vs 2021 MAZDA CX-5

Serving Farmington Hills, MI

Mazda’s current line of crossover SUVs is loaded with exciting options for you to consider. Now that you are preparing to make your next selection, you may be torn between two smaller, sporty models. The Mazda CX-5 is a compact crossover SUV that has been impressing drivers for almost a decade. The Mazda CX-30 is a relative newcomer to the mix, and it is a slightly smaller model with a bold appeal. Before you narrow down the focus of your research to one specific model, you need to know how these two models compare.


The Mazda CX-30 and the Mazda CX-5 stand apart in significant areas, but they deliver the same overall performance. They have the same two powertrains available across their trim levels. Both models' first few trim levels have a Skyactiv®-G 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine that delivers 187 horsepower. The top trims for both models add Dynamic Pressure to this same engine, and the result is the production of 227 horsepower.


Visually, you will notice that the 2021 Mazda CX-5 and the Mazda CX-30 have a comparable design throughout the front end. This is defined by a large grille mounted on a flat nose, and slender angled LED headlights. Their side panels also both have undulating curvature that creates a modern look. The Mazda CX-30 stands apart with its longer, leaner headlights as well as its thicker body molding.


The flowing nature of these models’ exterior designs carries inside the cabins. For example, both models have a contemporary dashboard design with flowing elements. The center consoles both feature a rotary gear selector. For differentiation, the Mazda CX-30 has a subtle interface for the automatic climate controls and an angled, floating display screen for the infotainment system. The Mazda CX-5’s display screen is upright and floating. This model’s climate management system’s interface is more prominent. Both of these Mazda crossovers come with smart device integration, leather upholstery, a heated steering wheel, a sound system, and other gear.

Are you ready to continue your comparison of the 2021 Mazda CX-5 and the Mazda CX-30? Your next step should be to call or email our sales office at Suburban Mazda of Farmington Hills and to make arrangements for a test drive.

* EPA-estimated mileage. Actual results will vary.