When it comes to Japanese imports, Toyota and Honda were the undisputed kings for a very long time. Nowadays, that’s not the case. Mazda has come along and taken the crown. With models like the CX-5 and CX-30, Mazda has raised the bar. Let us prove it.
Below, you can find our comparison of the 2021 Mazda CX-30 2.5S and the 2021 Toyota C-HR LE. We’ve chosen the base trims to help you get an idea of which vehicle offers the best value. The included table compares starting price, fuel economy, and powertrain specs. Underneath that, you’ll find more important info. Which model is right for you?
2021 Mazda CX-30 2.5S
2021 Toyota C-HR LE
|186 hp / 186 lb-ft||
Horsepower / Torque
144 hp / 139 lb-ft
|FWD or AWD||
The 2021 C-HR has an underpowered engine, an unrefined CVT, and FWD. On top of that, it has stiff, unresponsive handling. The 2021 CX-30 is much, much better. It comes standard the 2.5L four-cylinder engine. It produces 42 more horsepower and 47 more lb-ft of torque while matching the C-HR powertrain’s fuel economy. The CX-30 is also available in both FWD and AWD. On top of all that, there’s the all-new 2021 CX-30 Turbo. It has a turbocharged 2.5L four-cylinder engine that puts out up to 250 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque.
The 2021 CX-30 has lots of standard infotainment features, including Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth, a Wi-Fi hotspot, HD Radio, two USB ports, and an 8.8-inch infotainment display. Standard safety tech includes forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control, driver attention monitoring, rain-sensing automatic windshield wipers, automatic high-beam headlights, and a rearview camera.
For more details on the 2021 CX-30, give Capistrano Mazda a call.