*Disclosure: The 2020 Mazda CX-30 (subcompact SUV) was provided to me for testing purposes and editorial consideration. All opinions are 100% my own*
Mazda definitely has a knack of setting themselves apart from the competition. Their innovative design and attention to detail puts them in a class all their own. So I was pretty stoked when I found about the FIRST-EVER 2020 Mazda CX-30 Subcompact SUV.
Not sure about you guys, but I was curious about the name, CX-30. Since the subcompact SUV falls right between the CX-3 and CX-5, why not CX-4 instead?
Well in a perfect world, that would be ideal. However, there’s already a CX-4 crossover that’s available exclusively in China. Since there is no evident plans to discontinue, replace, or rename that Chinese model, Mazda needed another name that would fit, so they assigned this subcompact, CX-30. #InterestingFact
In Terms Of Size:
- CX-3 = 168.3-inch
- CX-30 = 173-inch
- CX-5 = 179.1-inch
Cute car ✔, cute luggage ✔! This First-Ever Subcompact SUV is definitely road trip ready!
After driving the CX-30 for a few days I was ready to put it to the test and hit the road. I decided taking a mini road trip was just what I needed to not only experience the SUV, but to also take some time out for myself. This year has been a dozy, so I figured why not redirect my attention to something more positive.
Keep scrolling to check out 5 Reasons this Subcompact SUV is perfect for road tripping…
1. Sleek and Comfortable Cabin
This subcompact 5-passenger SUV is ideal for long road trips. It is fun to drive, the cabin is sleek, and (despite it being categorized as a subcompact) it is extremely accommodating. Some of the many cabin comfort features that make this crossover great for road trips are:
- Adjustable headrests
- 8-way power driver’s seat with power lumbar support
- 60/40 split fold-down rear seat-back for passengers.
Additionally, I love that there is amble legroom, along with 2 USB audio inputs and a 12-volt power outlet. I don’t know about you guys, but in order for me to remain comfortable I need to stay connected, especially when I am on the road. There is nothing worse then your phone dying due to lack of ports or a faulty charger while road tripping. Trust me I have been there and I felt like I was going insane.
2. Full-Color Active Driving Display
This innovative pop-up display feature reminds me of a video game. It allows the driver to view vital information without having to shift their focus away from the road. Stats that can be projected onto the Active Driving Display are:
- Vehicle Speed
- Cruise Control
- Turn-By-Turn Directions
- Distance and Lane Guidance
- Lane Departure Warning System
- Smart City Brake Support
3. Mazda CONNECT Infotainment System
As stated above, staying connected is extremely important on and off the road. That’s why it’s always good to road trip in a vehicle that’s filled with innovative technology, like the First-Ever 2020 CX-30.
The Mazda CONNECT Infotainment System that comes equipped in the compact crossover is designed to keep you informed, comfortable, and entertained while in route.
Check out all of the tech goodness that the system allows you to access :
- Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- Compatible apps with your voice through Siri.
- Mobile 911 automatic emergency notification
- HD Radio
- SiriusXM Satellite Radio with 3-month trial subscription
- Infotainment system voice command
- Multi-function Commander control
- Radio Broadcast Data System program information
- SMS text message audio delivery and reply
- Mazda Connected Services
- 8-speaker audio system with Mazda Harmonic Acoustics
- Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio streaming
- And more…
4. Bose Premium Sound System
You guys already know that I am a music lover. So it is ideal that the audio system in any vehicle enhances my drive experience is on point. Well needless to say the Mazda CX-30 totally has that covered. The Bose 12 speaker premium audio system is entertaining and great company when taking solo long trips.
5. Generous Cargo Space/Rear Power Liftgate
OK…I have a confession! I am a bit obsessed with the generous amount of cargo space/Rear Power Liftgate that comes equipped on this CX-30.
While loading my luggage in the vehicle, I noticed that the low platform, along with the amble cargo space/power liftgate made my life so much easier. I slide my bags in with ease and once done, clicked the power liftgate button on the key-fob and the gate closed automatically. Easy Peezy!
Note: There is also a power liftgate button located directly next to the latch on the trunk. Hitting this button will automatically close the gate as well.
The CX-30 Subcompact SUV comes in four trim levels (FWD/AWD): Standard, Select, Preferred and Premium.
FWD – MSRP price:
- Standard – $21,190.00
- Select – $23,900.00
- Preferred – $26,200.00
- Premium – $28,200.00
AWD – MSRP price:
- Standard – $23,300.00
- Select – $25,300.00
- Preferred – $27,600.00
- Premium – $29,600.00 (Price Tested)
It comes equipped with a SKYACTIV-G 2.5L DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder engine and 6-speed automatic transmission with Sport mode. Additionally, it gets 25mpg city, 32mpg highway (Combined 27mpg).
Check out the Rear Power Liftgate at work on the 2020 Mazda CX-30 Subcompact SUV by clicking link below.
Sassy Peeps! What are your favorite things about the Subcompact SUV? Also, will you be taking a road trip anytime soon? If so, where? Inquiring minds would love to know.
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Have A Happy Healthy, and Remember to Always…Stay Sassy!
marcus walker says
Spectacular write-up, Dawn! I love how you put the contents of this article in a helpful numbered list. That definitely made it easier to read, and kept me wanting to continue reading.
Also, I like how you incorporated the reasoning behind Mazda using the CX-30 nameplate and the dimension comparisons. At first, I thought the CX-30 was just a replacement for the already established CX-3… But, after some research (and your clarification), I totally understand where the CX-30 is positioned within the Mazda lineup.
Personally, I think Mazda should’ve used the CX-4 name here in America. Especially since people in America will never accidentally cross-shop a Chinese-branded vehicle… But, maybe this new naming scheme is a hint towards Mazda’s future? All we can do is just make educational inquiries.
Also, I love all the pictures you took with the CX-30. You truly captured the unqiue je ne sais quoi that the CX-30 offers to the sub-compact utility vehicle segment. Very well done, Dawn! Keep it up!
Dawn Gibson says
I totally agree! I think they should have used the CX-4 name as well. Thanks so much! I took so many pics. It was hard to pick out the ones I liked most for this post. I really appreciate you stopping by and your continued support. You rock!
Glenda Gibson - Lloyd says
Woooow grrrrreat “JOB ” on the information you provided and the pictures are grrrrreat. Well done 😊