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Mazda CX-30 2021

The 2021 Mazda CX-30 range of configurations is currently priced from $29,190. Our most recent review of the 2021 Mazda CX-30 resulted in a score of 7.8 out of 10 for that particular example.

Carsguide Deputy News Editor Justin Hilliard had this to say at the time: While not perfect, there’s no doubting the CX-30 is one hell of a debut small SUV, but the variant chosen is very important.

You can read the full review here.

This is what Justin Hilliard liked most about this particular version of the Mazda CX-30: Slick design inside and out, Good ride-handling balance, Solid automatic transmission

The Mazda CX-30 SUV competes with similar models like the Skoda Kamiq, Volkswagen T-Cross and Kia Seltos in the Under $30k category category.

The 2021 Mazda CX-30 carries a braked towing capacity of up to 1200 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.

Mazda CX-30 2021 Price and Specs

The Mazda CX-30 2021 is currently available from $29,190 for the CX-30 G20 Pure (fwd) up to $47,390 for the CX-30 X20 Astina (awd) M Hybrid.

Pricing guides

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Mazda CX-30 Model Body Type Specs Price
G20 Astina (fwd) SUV 2.0L ULP 6 SP AUTO $39,590
G20 Evolve (fwd) SUV 2.0L ULP 6 SP AUTO $31,790
G20 Evolve Vision (fwd) SUV 2.0L ULP 6 SP AUTO $33,290
G20 Pure (fwd) SUV 2.0L ULP 6 SP AUTO $30,190
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Mazda CX-30 2021 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 2021 Mazda CX-30 are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1795mm x 1540mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the Mazda CX-30 2021 Dimensions  include 1540mm height, 1795mm width, 4395mm length.
Mazda CX-30 Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
G20 Pure (fwd) SUV 1540x1795x4395 mm 175 mm
G20 Pure Vision (fwd) SUV 1540x1795x4395 mm 175 mm
G20 Evolve (fwd) SUV 1540x1795x4395 mm 175 mm
G20 Evolve Vision (fwd) SUV 1540x1795x4395 mm 175 mm
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Mazda CX-30 2021 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 2021 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 2021 Mazda CX-30 is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The Mazda CX-30 is available with the following fuel types: ULP and Hyb/ULP.

Mazda CX-30 Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
G20 Astina (fwd) SUV 2.0L,ULP,6 SP AUTO 6.5L/100km
G20 Evolve (fwd) SUV 2.0L,ULP,6 SP AUTO 6.5L/100km
G20E Evolve M HYB Vision (fwd) SUV 2.0L,Hyb/ULP,6 SP AUTO
X20 Astina (awd) M Hybrid SUV 2.0L,Hyb/ULP,6 SP AUTO
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Mazda CX-30 2021 Towing capacity

The Mazda CX-30 has maximum towing capacity of 1200kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.

Mazda CX-30 Model Body Type Specs Braked Capacity
G20 Pure (fwd) SUV 2.0L,ULP,6 SP MAN 1200kg
G20 Pure (fwd) SUV 2.0L,ULP,6 SP AUTO 1200kg
G20 Pure Vision (fwd) SUV 2.0L,ULP,6 SP MAN 1200kg
G20 Pure Vision (fwd) SUV 2.0L,ULP,6 SP AUTO 1200kg
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Mazda CX-30 2021 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 2021 Mazda CX-30 will vary depending on model chosen, although keep in mind that many manufacturers offer alternate wheel sizes as options on many models.The wheel size available will alter the range of tyres available to be fitted.

Mazda CX-30 Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
G20 Pure (fwd) SUV 215x65 R16 9 215x65 R16 9
G20 Pure Vision (fwd) SUV 215x65 R16 9 215x65 R16 9
G20 Evolve (fwd) SUV 215x55 R18 9 215x55 R18 9
G20 Evolve Vision (fwd) SUV 215x55 R18 9 215x55 R18 9
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