Introduced in the 2020 model year, the CX-30 has already made waves. Both critics and owners alike have praised the compact crossover. And for good reason. But vague words and unclear praise won’t help you decide if this is a vehicle you want. Let’s take a look at the numbers.
Today, we’re comparing the 2021 Mazda CX-30 Select and the 2021 Hyundai Kona SEL. We’ve start by looking at starting prices, performance specs, and fuel economy, then move onto a deep-dive into powertrain options and interior construction.
2021 Mazda CX-30 Select
2021 Hyundai Kona SEL
|186 hp / 186 lb-ft||
Horsepower / Torque
147 hp / 132 lb-ft
|FWD or AWD||
|FWD or AWD|
The 2021 Mazda CX-30 comes with one of two engines: a 2.5L four-cylinder (listed in the table above) or a turbocharged 2.5L four-cylinder engine. Even with the non-turbo engine, the Mazda CX-30 easily surpasses the 2021 Kona powertrain. The turbo-four option is in a league all its own, though. It produces up to 250 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque, 113 horses and 188 lb-ft of torque more than the 2021 Kona. The numbers speak for themselves.
In recent years, top of the line Mazda trims have gone into luxury vehicle territory. The 2021 CX-30 achieves this as well. The first thing you’ll likely notice are the clean lines and minimalism. Interior materials are high quality and soft to the touch. With features like genuine leather upholstery, a premium 12-speaker Bose sound system, a moonroof, LED interior lighting, a heads-up display, and more, you can't help but feel that you’re in a vehicle that should cost way more.
For more details on the 2021 CX-30, give Capistrano Mazda a call.