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 Troy, MI

The Mazda CX-3 is Mazda’s subcompact crossover SUV that has impressed Troy-area drivers with its extensive capabilities and bold personality for many years. In 2019, the Mazda CX-30 was introduced as a subcompact crossover that takes its place directly above the Mazda CX-3 in the lineup. Our customers at Suburban Mazda of Troy frequently ask our sales associates about the differences between the Mazda CX-3 and the Mazda CX-30. What should you know before you pick out your next vehicle?


The Mazda CX-3 and the Mazda CX-30 are both smaller vehicles that are engineered with a focus on agility and power. However, the Mazda CX-3 is slightly smaller and more affordable. Its Skyactiv®-G four-cylinder, 2.0-liter gas engine produces 148 horsepower. Front-wheel drive and a six-speed manual-shifting auto transmission are standard. All-wheel drive is available. For the Mazda CX-30, two powertrains are available. These are a Skyactiv®-G 2.5-liter, 186-horsepower engine, and a Skyactiv®-G, 2.5-liter turbo, 250-horsepower engine. Front-wheel drive is standard at lower trim levels, and all-wheel drive is standard in the Mazda CX-30’s top trim levels.


Visually, the Mazda CX-3 and the Mazda CX-30 are equally sleek and stunning, but they have unique design elements that you may love. For 2021, the Mazda CX-30 is noticeably longer and wider than the Mazda CX-3. However, both models have the same profile with a dramatic swoop from front to rear. The sides are equally beautiful, with deep yet smooth contours and thick body molding. You will notice that there are differences between the headlight designs, wheel patterns, and grille mesh patterns.


The Mazda CX-3 is available with one trim option, and it comes with cloth seats, a 7-inch display screen in the center stack, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, an active driving display, a keyless ignition, and other features. In comparison, the Mazda CX-30 has seven trims. Top trims include leatherette material with heated seats, an 8.8-inch display screen, voice commands, a Bose premium sound system, and other equipment.

Our Suburban Mazda of Troy reps are excited to help you explore the many differences between the Mazda CX-3 and the Mazda CX-30 in full detail. Make arrangements to visit our dealership by contacting a sales associate today.

* EPA-estimated mileage. Actual results will vary.