With the CX-30 starting at $22,945, Mazda finally gets a competitive small SUV

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November 21, 2019 11:11 AM

With the CX-30 starting at $22,945, Mazda finally gets a competitive small SUV

Mazda’s right-sized utility sneaks in under $23K to start and offers more room than the tiny CX-3.

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The Mazda CX-30 gets a price at its U.S. debut during the Los Angeles Auto Show.

You might remember the Mazda CX-30 from its debut earlier this year at the Geneva motor show: It fills the void between the small Mazda CX-3 and the slightly larger Mazda CX-5, and is destined to be one of Mazda’s top sellers. Now, at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Mazda finally revealed the CX-30’s price: $22,945. 
But, what exactly does that $23K buy you? Well, for starters, a five-seat crossover that’s big enough to haul people and things, but without jumping up to the pleasantly sized CX-5. It also features Mazda’s connected services, which nets you a Wi-Fi hotspot, at least during the trial period, an 8.8-inch media screen and Mazda’s safety suite of active driver assistance technologies. With that comes blind-spot monitoring, lane departure warning with lane keep assist and Mazda’s Radar Cruise Control. Oh yeah, and Mazda is also throwing in rain-sensing wipers as standard equipment.
The base CX-30 will also come with a 2.5-liter I4 under the hood, making 186 hp at 6,000 rpm and 186 lb-ft of torque at 4,000 rpm. That’s mated to a six-speed automatic, which feeds the front wheels or an all-wheel-drive system if you want to step up and spring for the extra cost. Mazda says this drivetrain, in the CX-30, is good for 25 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway, with front-wheel-drive models.

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The Mazda CX-30 splits the size difference between the company’s CX-3 and CX-5 crossovers.

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The Mazda CX-30 comes standard with a suite of driver assistance technology like radar cruise control and lane departure warning with lane-keep assist. 

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The Mazda CX-30 starts just under $23,000 but can shoot past $30K if you add all the extra bells, whistles and optional paint. 

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The top-of-the-line Mazda CX-30 Premium comes with leather seats and paddle shifters.

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The Mazda CX-30 splits the size difference between the company’s CX-3 and CX-5 crossovers.

If you’re curious about dimensions: The CX-30 has a 3.3-inch-longer wheelbase and is 4.7 inches longer than the CX-3. Think Honda HR-V and Toyota C-HR if you’re trying to get a sense of its size. 
There are a handful of available options if you jump up through the trim-level ranks. Mazda breaks down the CX-30 with the following models: CX-30, CX-30 Select, CX-30 Preferred and CX-30 Premium. Premium models top out at $30,645, before adding any special paints. Those come with a better sound system, cylinder deactivation and leather seats. 
The Mazda CX-30 is shaping up to be a winner for Mazda—especially in the hotly contested compact and subcompact crossover space. Of course, we won’t know how good the new CX-30 is until we get a chance to drive one. Stay tuned for our thoughts on the upcoming Mazda, which we should have in the coming months.

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Source:https://autoweek.com/article/los-angeles-auto-show/cx-30-starting-22945-mazda-finally-gets-competitive-small-suv

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