Mazda CX-30




So, you know you want to drive a Mazda SUV around Lincolnton, Gastonia, and Charlotte, NC, but you’re not sure which one. That’s totally fine! With so many great options out there, it’s definitely worth taking some time to compare them all.

To help you out, the team at Mazda of Gastonia decided to see how the Mazda CX-30 and Mazda CX-5 match up. Keep reading to find out what we learned when we did. Then, reach out to our dealership to schedule a test drive!

MAZDA CX-30 vs MAZDA CX-5 Dimensions

Mazda CX-30 Interior Space
Mazda CX-5 Interior Space

Clearly, the size is the most notable difference between these two vehicles. While both the Mazda CX-30 and Mazda CX-5 are 2-row SUVs with plenty of space for up to five passengers, their size differences give them each unique advantages.

Start by exploring their dimensions in the chart below:

Wheelbase 104.5 in. 106.2 in.
Length 173 in. 179.1 in.
Width 70.7 in. 72.5 in.
Height 62.2 in. 66.2 in.
Cargo volume (behind first/second row) 20.2/45.2 cu. ft. 30.9/59.6 cu. ft.

As you can see, the Mazda CX-5 offers more cargo volume than the Mazda CX-30. In fact, it has more than 10 more cubic feet of trunk space and more than 14 cubic feet more cargo volume overall. There’s a good reason for that: It’s a much longer vehicle. The Mazda CX-5 is more than six inches longer than the Mazda CX-30.

So, if you’ve got a lot of luggage to pack in your trunk or you need a lot of extra cargo volume to carry home any neat pieces of furniture you found antiquing this weekend, you’ll probably be in better shape with the Mazda CX-5.

On the other hand, if you need to parallel park on the crowded North Carolina streets, you may find that easier to do in the Mazda CX-30 thanks to its more compact size.

Powertrain Specs

Mazda CX-30 Engine Specs
Mazda CX-5 Engine Specs

If you’re looking for a powerful yet efficient engine, then both the Mazda CX-30 and Mazda CX-5 have you covered. They both come with the same standard powertrain, which includes:

  • Skyactiv®-G 2.5L DOHC 4-cylinder; available cylinder deactivation
  • Skyactiv®-Drive 6-speed automatic transmission

The Skyactiv®-G 2.5L I4 engine generates 186 horsepower for the Mazda CX-30 and 187 horsepower for the Mazda CX-5. While that doesn’t seem like much of a difference, that, plus the lower curb weight of the Mazda CX-30, actually helps to improve its fuel economy slightly over the Mazda CX-5.

With available i-Activ AWD® and available Cylinder Deactivation, the Mazda CX-30 can get an EPA-estimated 25 city/32 highway MPG.1 Compare this to an EPA-estimated 24 city/30 highway MPG for the Mazda CX-5 under the same conditions.1

However, there’s a trade-off. The Mazda CX-5 also has an optional engine. Its Skyactiv®-G 2.5T Dynamic Pressure Turbo I4 engine generates an exciting 250 horsepower!

So, if you want that extra kick from a turbocharged engine, you’ll probably be happy with the Mazda CX-5. Those of you looking to save on fuel, on the other hand, may like the higher fuel efficiency of the Mazda CX-30.

Will You Drive the MAZDA CX-30 or MAZDA CX-5?

The best way to know whether you’ll drive the Mazda CX-30 or Mazda CX-5 around Charlotte, NC, is to take them out for a test drive. Both SUVs have something unique to offer, and we can’t wait to help you try them out.

Drivers near Lincolnton and Gastonia can contact Mazda of Gastonia to schedule a test drive today!

1EPA-estimated mileage. Actual results will vary.

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