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 Troy, MI

Are you torn between upgrading to the 2021 Mazda CX-5 or the Mazda CX-30? The Mazda CX-5 has been a strong contender for Troy’s SUV shoppers for almost ten years. While the Mazda CX-30 has only been on the market for a short period of time, it also has strong appeal. When you take a closer look at these two top options, you will see that they are both compact crossover SUVs with several shared features. However, they also clearly stand apart in important ways.


When you test drive the 2021 Mazda CX-5 and the Mazda CX-30, you will notice that these models are both offered with two same gas powertrains. The base engine is a four-cylinder, Skyactiv®-G 2.5-liter engine that puts out 187 horsepower for both models. The higher-level engine in both models incorporates Dynamic Pressure tech into the same 2.5-liter engine to produce 227 horsepower.


The Mazda CX-5 and the Mazda CX-30 have numerous shared design traits and a few unique elements that give them individuality. For example, they both have a flat nose, and the sharply angled headlights are linked to a chrome-accented grille. They also share a sleek hood design with undulating curves across the sides. Comparatively, the 2021 Mazda CX-30 has thicker molding from bumper to bumper and leaner headlights.


There are also differences inside their cabins. The Mazda CX-30’s dashboard design is flowing and contemporary. The center stack is slightly angled toward the driver. It has a floating display screen and a sleek, low-profile design for the climate management system’s controls. The Mazda CX-5 also has a flowing design, but the center stack stands straight. In addition, the controls for the climate management system are well-defined. On a trim-by-trim basis, you will find many of the same shared features in these models. These include a sound system, leather material, heated seats, a heated steering wheel, smart device integration, and more.

At Suburban Mazda of Troy, we will happily help you to get more familiar with the differences and similarities between the Mazda CX-5 and the Mazda CX-30. Contact our Mazda sales reps today to get behind the wheel of these compact crossovers for continued research.

* EPA-estimated mileage. Actual results will vary.