2020 Mazda CX-30 vs 2020 Mazda CX-5

2020 CX-30 vs 2020 CX-5

The brand-new 2020 Mazda CX-30 has made its way to dealerships. It’s being received really well. The CX-5 has been lauded for its versatility, style, and performance. You’re most likely only going to buy one, though. Which should you pick?

2020 Mazda CX-30 Preferred


2020 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring

$27,600 MSRP $31,610
FWD or AWD Drivetrain FWD or AWD
25/33/29 MPG 24/31/27
20.2 cu ft Cargo Space 30.9 cu ft

New Crossover SUV in San Juan Capistrano, CA

Subcompact Crossover SUV

The all-new 2020 Mazda CX-30 is the newest addition to the Mazda lineup. It’s a subcompact crossover that is based off of the Mazda3 chassis. It handles just as well as the Mazda3 but sits a little higher up. Similarly, the CX-30 has cargo space like that of the Mazda3.

Crossover SUV

The 2020 Mazda CX-5 has received many accolades, like being named “Best SUV” on Car and Driver’s “10Best” list. With its sheer capability and attention to detail, the critical acclaim is well deserved. It has more cargo space than the 2020 Mazda CX-30 as it is a larger vehicle.

CX-30 or CX-5?

Both vehicles have the 2.5L Skyactiv-G four-cylinder engine, though the CX-5 also has a turbocharged variant; the CX-30 does not (currently). The CX-5 also has a diesel variant. Each vehicle also has seating for five people. Both have 60/40-split rear seats.

The CX-30 is smaller. So, if you’d like a smaller, more car-like vehicle, the CX-30 should be your first choice. If MPG is a big deal for you, the CX-30 has better fuel economy than the CX-5. If you’d like a larger vehicle, the CX-5 has more cargo space. For those who value performance, the turbocharged engine option for the CX-5 should make this decision pretty straightforward.

Why not test both? Schedule a test drive for both of them to see which is right for you.