2019 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2020 Mazda CX-30 

Since it debuted early in 2019, the 2020 Mazda CX-30 has been compared to the Mazda CX-5 for numerous reasons, but the most obvious is that they look so similar. Both models are midsize crossovers that can seat up to five people, but how exactly are they different? With the naked eye, you really might not be able to tell. 

We are here to help with that. Int his edition of our model comparison pages, we are putting two Mazda crossovers head to head. Instead of choosing a “winner,” we are simply going to break down the different measurements between the 2019 Mazda CX-5 and 2020 Mazda CX-30 and then dive into some more details about each model. 

2019 Mazda CX-5 


2020 Mazda CX-30 

179.1 inches 

Length  173 inches 

66.5 inches 

Height  60.6 inches 
106.2 inches  Wheelbase  104.5 inches 
8.2 inches  Ground clearance  8.2 inches 


Reserve a 2020 Mazda CX-30 at Capistrano Mazda 

As you can see, the Mazda CX-30 is more compact than the Mazda CX-5. From a design standpoint, that’s really all you need to know. On the interior, the Mazda CX-30 is a bit more sophisticated as it comes with standard Nappa leather and wood trim. One of the main mechanical differences lies under the hood. The 2020 Mazda CX-30 comes standard with a SKYACTIV®-G 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder engine with an available mild-hybrid setup. That means that whenever you coast or brake, the internal combustion engine shuts off and the vehicle runs on electricity. Meanwhile, the 2019 Mazda CX-5 comes standard with a 187-horsepower, SKYACTIV®-G 2.5L DOHC 16-valve four-cylinder engine with Cylinder Deactivation. A turbocharged 250-horsepower SKYACTIV®-G and a new diesel-powered engine are both available on upper trim levels. 

Anyone interested in learning more about the Mazda CX-5 or Mazda CX-30 is encouraged to come down to Capistrano Mazda. We will go over everything else you need to know like pricing, financing options, and available features. We hope to see you soon! 

front view of red mazda cx-30