Crossover Attributes of the 2020 Mazda CX-30
The concept of crossover has flourished, because of the right proportions of things that a vehicle should have. This segment could outshine other vehicle types, just by balancing all the vehicle purposes under the same roof, while ice topping them with a layer of cozy comfort. Any buyer looking for a crossover silently has told about his requirements, so every crossover has to meet all of those with as much competence as can be attained.
When we selected the 2020 Mazda CX-30, as a newly launched crossover model, it has already made its place secured in the market. So we just wanted to check out how efficiently the automaker could conform the crossover attributes in this model series. We paid a visit to our nearby Phoenix Mazda dealership showroom, and the friendly staff over there offered us plenty of time and opportunity to explore each of its trim levels in details.
We found the 2020 Mazda CX-30 as the most rightly proportioned model as a small crossover that balanced everything just at the levels they were needed. Without much flashy headlines, it looks good in all directions which is the first reason it got secluded from the rest of the lot.
But unless you sit behind the wheels, you will not get to know the 2020 Mazda CX-30 fully. It is a crossover that in spite of its small structure provides thrilling drive fun, if you give it enough chance beyond the city roads.
Compared to other crossovers of the same segment, the 2020 Mazda CX-30 has a taller ride height with a ground clearance of nearly 8.0 inches.
Comfort Fringing in Luxury
The 2020 Mazda CX-30 models do not claim to be counted among the luxury cars. Yet it offers a cabin that only claims to be comfortable, while allowing a row of luxurious elements creep inside the cabin. The level of comfort fringes into the boundary of luxury in terms of material quality, well- trimmed interior, and a quiet that shuns down most of its competitors on the road.
But to keep the boarders entertained, and the driver well-informed, it enables an 8.8-inch display as a standard equipment on all trims at the center of the infotainment system cluster. However, Mazda has its own explanation on installing a click-wheel controller replacing the touchscreen to work in tune with the smartphone software, saying that it distracts the driver’s mind from the road. And we couldn’t really negate it.
At the above said dealership showroom of Mazda near Phoenix, we got to sit behind the wheels of the 2020 Mazda CX-30 in which the powertrain consisted of a 2.5-liter inline-4 engine that is rated for making 182 horsepower after being paired to a 6-speed automatic transmission.
With this powertrain under the hood, the small Mazda crossover showed its willingness to rev almost at every opportunity while keeping pace with all the neighboring cars that were rolling on the same road at the same time.