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Mazda CX-30 Australia

The Mazda CX-30 launched in Australia in 2020 with a specific role to play – bridge the gap between the smaller CX-3 and larger CX-5.

It was the first Mazda model to introduce the brand’s new double-digit nomenclature, but more significantly it brought premium elements to the mainstream small SUV space, offering some levels of luxury that even prestige-branded models couldn’t match

The extensive Mazda CX-30 range is available in front- and all-wheel drive with the choice of two different petrol engines. It starts at $28,990 for the CX-30 G20 Pure (fwd) and extends through to $46,490 for the CX-30 X20 Astina (awd) M Hybrid

Mazda CX-30 Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Mazda CX-30 varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $21,900 and going to $47,520 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2021 SUV 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $21,900 $47,520
2021 SUV 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $28,990 $46,490
2020 SUV 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $21,900 $47,520
2019 SUV 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $21,000 $41,360
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Mazda CX-30 Dimensions

The dimensions of the Mazda CX-30 SUV vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2021 SUV 1540x1795x4395 mm 175 mm
2020 SUV 1540x1795x4395 mm 175 mm
2019 SUV 1540x1795x4395 mm 175 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Mazda CX-30 Dimensions

Mazda CX-30 Boot Space

The Mazda CX-30 SUV has a boot space size of 317 Litres.
Mazda CX-30 Boot space Mazda CX-30 Boot space

Mazda CX-30 Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Mazda CX-30 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • What is the best small car for under $30000?

    You don't need to spend $30,000 to get a great small car to run around town in. A Suzuki Swift GL Navigator from $17,690 plus on-road costs ($1000 more for the auto) makes for an excellent choice, with a surprisingly roomy interior, a refined, frugal and lively engine, great handling and superb reliability. Great value for money, in other words.

    Moving on from there, to the next size up and in our order of preference, are the Mazda 3, Ford Focus Active, Volkswagen Golf, Toyota Corolla Hatch, Honda Civic (turbo only) and Subaru Impreza. All are quality small cars that should fit the bill perfectly.

    There's also merit in considering a small SUV, chiefly because their higher roofline and loftier seating positions make them easier to get in and out as well as see out of. Our value pick is the Kia Seltos S with Safety Pack. The Mazda CX-30 and Toyota C-HR are also high-quality and refined choices, though they're right at the cusp of your budget so you may have to search for a discounted demo model. Going small SUV does  mean extra outlay, but they do generally offer better resale value, as their popularity seems endless.

    As you can see, there's lots of choice, so take your time, drive the ones you like the look of, and see which feels best. Out of scores of alternatives, these 10 are our top recommendations at under $30K.

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  • What small all-wheel drive hatchback should I buy?

    Small all-wheel drive hatchbacks are rare in Australia, as only a comparatively tiny number of people live in the sort of environments that require the added traction and surety that AWD provides.

    Also, most Australian consumers seeking AWD tend to go for smaller SUVs, since they are easier to get in and out of, offer a higher seating position and generally enjoy better resale values. On the flipside, SUVs cost more to buy and run, are not as stable at increased speeds due to their higher centre of gravity and are larger to manoeuvre in tighter parking spots than a small hatchback.

    The Subaru Impreza remains the least expensive small AWD hatchback you can buy new, as well as the sole mainstream-branded model starting at under $30,000.

    However, while the latest-generation Impreza launched in 2016 it's a huge improvement over previous iterations (with service intervals finally extended  to 12 months/12,500km), there are a few more compelling alternatives in small crossovers – that is, the in-between segment between small cars and SUVs; they boast a few extra centimetres of ground clearance without the bulk. Note only a few crossovers offer AWD as an option.

    A recent stint in the new Impreza-derived XV 2.0L Hybrid revealed it to be a powerful and economical crossover with excellent handling and road-holding capabilities. The same applies to the Mazda3-based CX-30 AWD, the Toyota C-HR 1.2L-turbo AWD and Volkswagen T-Roc 140TSI 4Motion - though none are as frugal as the Subaru.

    If you're not sold on the idea of an crossover AWD and prefer a small AWD hatchback, then your only other option is to stretch to premium European hatchbacks like the Mercedes-Benz A250 4Matic, BMW M135i xDrive, Audi A3 quattro and Volkswagen Golf R. But all generally cost upwards of $60,000 drive-away - and that's before some of the more desirable options fitted.

    Finally, unless you are travelling hundreds of kilometres ever week, there is probably no benefit choosing diesel over petrol, as the former fuel is dirtier for the environment and not as quiet and refined as the latter. Additionally, diesels are falling out of favour with buyers due to their harmful emissions, and most companies are switching to petrol/electric hybrids as a solution. Again, this means the Subaru XV Hybrid AWD.

    A long response we know, Jan, but we hope this helps.

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  • Mazda CX-30: Which spec level do you recommend?

    Designed to fill the gap between the Mazda CX-3 and CX-5, the CX-30 is closer to the smaller CX-3 in terms of interior space. So make sure it’s big enough for a pair of growing kids before committing.

    The big problem as far as your preferences and the Evolve model go is that it’s not available in all-wheel-drive. I agree with you that AWD is definitely preferable in a car that will be used by younger drivers. So while the G25 Touring (the cheapest AWD model with the bigger engine) costs a cool $7000 more than the FWD Evolve, you are getting that bigger engine as well as a fair bit of equipment, not to mention the AWD platform.

    The other option I’d be looking at for young drivers is Mazda’s Vision Technology package which (for an extra $1300 on the AWD Touring model) adds semi-autonomous cruise-control, front cross-traffic warning, 360-degree monitoring and driver-fatigue monitoring.

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Mazda CX-30 Fuel Consumption

The Mazda CX-30 is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by Hyb/ULP and ULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 6.5L/100km for SUV /ULP for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2021 SUV 2.0L Hyb/ULP 6 SP AUTO
2021 SUV 6.5L/100km 2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN
2020 SUV 2.0L Hyb/ULP 6 SP AUTO
2020 SUV 6.5L/100km 2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN
2019 SUV 6.5L/100km 2.0L ULP 6 SP AUTO
* Combined fuel consumption See All Mazda CX-30 Pricing and Specs for 2021

Mazda CX-30 Towing Capacity

The Mazda CX-30 has maximum towing capacity of 1200kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2021 SUV 1200kg 1200kg
2020 SUV 1200kg 1200kg
2019 SUV 1200kg 1200kg
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Mazda CX-30 Wheel Size

The Mazda CX-30 has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 215x65 R16 9 for SUV in 2021 with a wheel size that spans from —.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2021 SUV 215x65 R16 9 215x65 R16 9
2020 SUV 215x65 R16 9 215x65 R16 9
2019 SUV 215x65 R16 9 16x6.5 inches 215x65 R16 9 16x6.5 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Mazda CX-30 Wheel Sizes