Mazda CX-30 2020 Review in Great Details: The mix between CX3 and CX-5

Oct 14, 2020

You are looking for an all-new crossover with a sporty and young vibe. The 2020 Mazda CX 30 is one of your best choices.


At the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, the 2020 Mazda CX-30 debuted and marked an attractive appearance for all car lovers!

This compact crossover is equipped with the SkyActiv-Vehicle Architecture chassis similar to the latest generation Mazda 3. The car has brought a new step in products diversifying the Mazda brand all over the world.

Read on this article by to find out why this is one of the best family SUVs this year!

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Mazda CX-30 2020 Exterior: Sporty appeal with a touch of elegance

As for the exterior, the Mazda CX-30 FWD Sport 2020 also has a sharp and bold look, youthful personality. Not only that, the sporty, high-class, and elegant design also bring the appeal of this crossover.

The powerful sportiness is reflected in the back-clawed headlights, the signature black grille, and the glossy front bumper. The front end has bright chrome accents.

You might mistake the CX-30 as a sedan at first sight. However, you only realize the difference - it's a crossover. In essence, the 2020 Mazda CX-30 has a mix of styles of CX-3 and CX-5.

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On the side of the car, subtle integrated lines run smoothly from the front to the rear. Also, the black plastic cladding that contrasts colors against the white interior is a stylish highlight.

Sharpness and refinement are also shown in the car's rear thanks to the taillights, roof spoiler, and rear bumper. This equipment further reinforces the highly sporty look of the CX-30. In general, this crossover's appearance is simple in color but suitable for young customers.

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The white and black exterior of the 2020 Mazda CX-30

Mazda CX-30 2020 Interior: Spacious cargo space

In terms of interior, the Mazda CX FWD sport is again predominantly designed with two main colors, blue and black. This dark tone makes the cabin look more splendid and flashy.
The navigation panel is oriented to the driver; the functions and buttons are integrated right there for the most convenience. Specifically, the control panel only comes with two rotating knobs to turn on, off, increase or decrease the air conditioner temperature or the danger light. Overall, the dashboard looks quite clean, easy to identify but still devious.

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The air vents are organized and give a general harmony to the interior. Besides, the leather-wrapped steering wheel of this car further accentuates the car's modernity and elegance. It comes with a powerful and smooth gearshift paddle, ready for all shifting tasks while driving.

Regarding the seating space, a maximum of the CX-30 can accommodate up to 5 people. In general, the distance between the rows of seats is quite comfortable, so you will not have to worry about the leg room or elbow room. 

The highlight of the CX-30's interior is in the spacious luggage compartment with a capacity of 430 liters, much larger than the Mazda CX-3 (350 liters) and not inferior to the Mazda CX-5 (477 liters).

2020 mazda cx 30 cargo space

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Mazda CX-30 2020 Technology & Safety Features

In the center console, just before the armrests, a Mazda knob is capable of controlling an 8.8-inch multimedia screen equipped in the CX-30. This knob allows you to fine-tune vehicle features and display them on that screen for easier access.
Controlling the screen with the knob can be a problem if you are not familiar with it. But don't worry, you can adapt quickly. Not to mention, the CX-30 is also equipped with Mazda's i-stop technology for better fuel economy. 

The 12-Bose speaker system also gives you a great entertainment experience every step of the way.

Please rest assured about the safety of the car. It is equipped with seven airbags along with an anti-lock braking system. The electronic brake force distribution, stability control system, and cruise recording camera contribute significantly to ensuring vehicle safety.

On the other hand, the all-wheel-drive variants are accompanied by i-Activesense technology (including radar cruise control, lane departure warning, blind-spot reduction, or cross-traffic alert before)

Safety & Security



Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)

With EBD

Dynamic Stability Control


Keyless Entry

Child Lock

Rear-view Camera

Mazda CX-30 2020 Performance & Engine

The 2020 Mazda CX-30 is fitted with a 2.0-liter SkyActiv petrol engine under the hood. The engine allows the car to operate with a capacity of 152 hp and 200 Nm of torque. However, the SkyActiv engine is combined with a six-speed automatic transmission to make the front wheel more powerful.

The 2020 Mazda CX-30 can bring a great experience to the driver. Because you can feel a powerful and smooth car in every kilometer thanks to a six-speed automatic transmission.
In the process, you move the number from lower to higher. Or else, if you start accelerating after stopping, most of the gearshift shock is completely non-existent. To get it done, the paddle shifters give the engine a complete help with quick reflexes whether you want to shift gears to control the speed.

The ease of steering and the vehicle size is not too large to help the driver easily maneuver the CX-30 on tight roads or when you want to change lanes when stopping.

The leather-wrapped steering wheel of the car also scores in the user's eyes because it helps you grip and control better. Besides, thanks to the minimal body roll, the CX-30 increases its ability to ensure each ride's stability. You can also adjust the seat height to a reasonable level to ensure visibility in front of the car.

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The organized interior layout is great 

You desire a good soundproof crossover. The Mazda CX-30 is a great idea, certainly! The reason is that the cabin has good sound insulation, minimizing noise from outside. Moreover, saving fuel is also appreciated, averaging 10.7 km/l when the car is at 45km/h.

Engine & Transmission

Engine Type

2.0L SkyActiv-G

Engine Displacement

1,998 cc

Max Power

152 hp @ 6,000 rpm

Max Torque

200 Nm @ 4,000 rpm


6-speed Automatic w/ Sport Mode

Fuel Tank Capacity

48 liters

Our verdict: One of the best family SUV

The 2020 Mazda CX-30 is truly suitable for every family with outstanding sporty style and good performance. If you are looking for a car with a roomy cargo area and active design, the CX-30 is not a bad choice.

Nevertheless, you might want to take a closer look at the price of the car. With this price tag, you can afford to purchase other top cars such as Honda BR-V or Isuzu mu-X in the top-spec variant, while the Mazda one’s price of 1,700,900 is just for the middle-variant FWD Sport.

We hope you have the optimal choice of fitting your lifestyle!

Mazda CX-30 2020 - Price list in the Philippines



Mazda CX-30 AWD Signature

Php 1,990,000

Mazda CX-30 AWD Sport

Php 1,990,000

Mazda CX-30 FWD Sport

Php 1,790,000

Mazda CX-30 FWD Pro

Php 1,490,000