The sleek styling of Mazda models along with the engaging performance has really attracted folks near Stroudsburg and East Stroudsburg to the brand. The SUV lineup has a few offerings if you're seeking space and practicality. Two of the most popular are the pair we'll be comparing in this article-the Mazda CX-30 vs. the Mazda CX-3. Each does a great job of blending fun and convenience for daily travels near Easton, Brodheadsville, and Saylorsburg.

If you're picking between the two, however, we hope this comparison from our team at Ray Price Mazda will be helpful!

MAZDA CX-30 vs MAZDA CX-3: Performance Power

Having an enjoyable experience each time you settle behind the wheel is something Mazda continually strives for. With the 2021 Mazda CX-3 and 2021 Mazda CX-30, you can enjoy lively engines and direct handling.

The Mazda CX-30 comes with a Skyactiv®-G 2.5L 4-cylinder which can be had with or without a turbocharger. Without the turbocharger, outputs measure 186 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque. With the turbocharger in place, the same engine bumps up to 250 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque!

The Mazda CX-3 uses a Skyactiv®-G 2.0L 4-cylinder which pumps out 148 horsepower and 146 lb-ft of torque. The modest 2,851 pounds of curb weight for the Mazda CX-3 means this eager 4-cylinder delivers some real pop.

MAZDA CX-30 vs MAZDA CX-3: Fuel Economy

You'll be pleased to find both the Mazda CX-30 and Mazda CX-3 do a great job of stretching as many miles as possible from each tank of gas.

For 2021, the Mazda CX-30 with the base engine reaches an EPA-estimated 25 city/33 highway MPG in front-wheel drive.*  With the turbocharger, you can still expect an EPA-estimated 22 city/30 highway MPG.* The turbocharged version only comes in all-wheel drive.

The numbers are even more impressive for the Mazda CX-3 which sports an EPA-estimated 29 city/34 highway MPG.*

MAZDA CX-30 vs MAZDA CX-3: Interior Space

Having a cabin which can quickly conform to your needs is key to any successful SUV. With the Mazda CX-30 and Mazda CX-3, you'll never be wanting for passenger or cargo room.

Despite the diminutive dimensions, the Mazda CX-3 offers 41.7 inches of front legroom, 35 inches of rear legroom, 42.7 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row, and 17.8 cubic feet behind the first row. Here's how those numbers match up for the Mazda CX-30:

  • 36.3 inches of rear legroom
  • 20.2 cubic feet of cargo volume behind the 2nd-row seats

Your Choice: MAZDA CX-30 vs MAZDA CX-3

With dashing good looks and plenty of usability to match the exciting performance, the 2021 Mazda CX-3 and Mazda CX-30 have a lot going for them. You can experience each model yourself, too. At Ray Price Mazda, we're happy to set you up with a test run through Saylorsburg, Brodheadsville, Easton, Stroudsburg, and East Stroudsburg.

* EPA-estimated mileage. Actual results will vary.

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