2021 Mazda CX-30 Turbo Premium More High end Than Rivals
The 2021 Mazda CX-30 Turbo Premium may be very close in terms of size to the CX-3 SUV, but the CX-30 is much more modern and hence more desirable for many people. The Mazda CX-30 borrows a lot of its styling, powertrain, and interior from the Mazda 3 but mixes things up slightly with a lifted suspension, effectively giving it that SUV feel.
Powered by the 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, it may sound boring and old, but we discovered that it offered more than adequate power during our testing. However, the Mazda CX-30 Turbo comes with a 2.5-liter turbocharged engine and all-wheel drive. Most people will probably want to opt for the Turbo variant since it offers more performance for the buck. Also, the cabin on the Premium version we had feels much more expensive compared to rivals BMW X1 and the Audi Q3.
What’s New for the 2021 Mazda CX-30
Two major changes make the 2021 Mazda CX-30 stand out, the first being the addition of Android Auto and Apple CarPlay to the infotainment system. The other major feature being the addition of the 2.5-litre engine, with 250-hp.
The 2021 Mazda CX-30 Turbo Premium, in many ways, feels a lot like its predecessor. It handles similarity, with the same soft cushy feeling even on the poked roads. Taking it for a drive over the weekend, we realized that the Turbo does make a noticeable difference. Not only does the Mazda CX-30 feel zippier this time around, but you feel comfortable knowing that there is more power under the hood, on-demand when you need it.
We can best describe the driving experience as being similar to the Mazda 3 hatchback. It’s athletic, elegant and fun to drive. The crisp steering makes moving what is otherwise a pretty large vehicle feel like you’re driving a sedan.
Cabin Comfort and Cargo Space
The Mazda CX-30 boasts a premium feel, a very well-crafted interior, which resembles the Mazda 3. The infotainment display is controlled by a rotary knob on the center console, and alongside that, you have climate control.
The Premium trim we were driving comes with leather upholstery and a power-operated rear liftgate, in addition to a few other luxury items which would otherwise be found on the Mini Countryman or the Lexus UX.
We were impressed with the Mazda CX-30’s cargo space, and in our opinion, it is the largest you can find on an SUV. We could easily fit six carry-on suitcases and up to 16 with the rear seats folded. That’s more than enough space for a road trip or if you’re heading on a weekend camping trip with the family.
The 2021 Mazda CX-30 Turbo Premium continues to be a reliable, spacious and relatively fuel-efficient SUV. It offers more power, improved comfort and better connectivity for its infotainment system, all of which comes at a lower price than the competition. That’s why it continues to be one of the SUVs we’ll openly recommend to everyone who desires comfort, reliability and a host of premium features without the high price tag.