The all-new 2020 Mazda CX-30 seems to be following in the lauded footsteps of its CX-5 sibling. With its plethora of features, excellent powertrain, and sleek design, it’s no wonder why. But is that enough to take on an auto industry giant like Toyota? Let’s take a look.
We compared the 2020 Mazda CX-30 Premium and the 2020 Toyota C-HR Limited. Which one is right for you?
2020 Mazda CX-30 Premium
2020 Toyota C-HR Limited
|2.5L 4-cyl||Engine||2.0L 4-cyl
|186 hp / 186 lb-ft||Horsepower / Torque||144 hp / 139 lb-ft
The 2020 Mazda CX-30 upholds the Mazda tradition of well-handling vehicles that are fun to drive. The all-new crossover has the 186-horsepower 2.5-liter Skyactiv-G four-cylinder. Paired with the refined six-speed automatic, the engine delivers the power necessary to get the CX-30 up to speed quickly and efficiently. The 2020 C-HR doesn’t even come close. Its 2.0-liter four-cylinder is sluggish even in the best situations. The CVT isn’t as bad as the one in the 2020 Honda HR-V is, but it can’t replicate the crisp upshifts and quick downshifts of six-speed in the CX-30. As a result, drivability suffers, due to poor acceleration and lack of power.
If you need AWD, the CX-30 can facilitate. From the Base trim all the way through to the Premium trim, the CX-30 is available in both FWD and AWD. The AWD is the Mazda proprietary i-ACTIV AWD system, which dynamically monitors conditions and automatically sends up to 50% engine power to both the front and rear wheels. The 2020 Toyota C-HR? No AWD. None. On any trim. Worried about winter roads or spring thaws? Too bad. The 2020 C-HR is FWD 100% of the time. If AWD is a deciding factor, the CX-30 wins, no questions asked.
Feel the difference. Take the 2020 Mazda CX-30 out for a test drive at Hall Mazda.