If you’re looking for a subcompact non-luxury crossover that is hands down the best handling, look no further than the Mazda CX-30. The updated CX-30 is a little crossover that packs a big turbo engine under the hood. In the US, it is powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with a six-speed automatic transmission, which provides 227 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque on regular fuel.

Mazda CX-30 Delivers Big on Performance

With premium fuel, the power boost comes to 250 horsepower and 320 pound-feet of torque. The CX-30 is also sold with a regular 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, with 186 horsepower and 186 pound-feet of torque. In Canada, there is a 2-liter four-cylinder option on the base trim, with 155 horsepower and 150 pound-feet of torque.

The base trim of the CX-30 comes with an 8.8-inch screen, a seven-inch LCD meter display, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, an eight-speaker audio system, black cloth upholstery, heated front seats, a manual driver and passenger seat, LED headlights and LED tail lights, 16-inch dark gray wheels, and a temporary spare tire.

A Turbocharged Crossover That Packs a Punch

The CX-30 is so fun to drive, dynamic, and agile. The steering feels just right, and the suspension is fantastic. The CX-30 has a torsion beam rear suspension, which is different from the independent rear suspension found on the Volkswagen Taos, a contender with a turbo engine as well as standard equipment.

Despite some shortcomings, the way the CX-30 drives and handles is exceptional. The six-speed automatic transmission performs better than a CVT, the steering is weighted just right with good feedback, and the torsion beam rear suspension handles corners with ease. Even in and out of city traffic, the CX-30 excels. We’re big fans of Mazda’s engineering.

Style Meets Performance and Functionality

The CX-30 comes standard with LED headlights and LED tail lights, and our turbo model has a black piano grill and available 18-inch wheels. The color options are stunning, and our test model had a beautiful and popular color, not rental car red. The CX-30 has thick cladding along the bottom, which may cause some controversy, but it does not detract from the overall beauty of the car.


In conclusion, if you want a dynamic, agile, and fun-to-drive crossover, the Mazda CX-30 is the perfect choice. With its excellent handling, impressive power, and standard features, it is a vehicle that will exceed your expectations. Don’t wait any longer; go for a ride and experience the Mazda CX-30 yourself.