Find Your CUV: 2021 Mazda CX-30 vs 2021 Mazda CX-5

The 2021 Mazda CX-30 and 2021 Mazda CX-5 are affordable, stylish, high-performing CUVs that seat five. But they have a few key differences that offer various benefits depending on your lifestyle and driving needs. The Mazda CX-30 is slightly smaller and sportier, and the Mazda CX-5 is a sophisticated, premium option. Both new Mazdas offer available i-Activ AWD with Off-Road Traction Assist and the Mazda SKYACTIV-G 2.5 Turbo engine to provide agile, exciting driving dynamics. Both new 2021 Mazda models achieved the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ distinction for 2021. 

2021 Mazda CX-30

The sporty new Mazda CX-30 is a compact SUV that easily navigates through crowded urban streets and parking lots. It is also a capable getaway vehicle to take you off the beaten path and into adventure with advanced Mazda performance. Unique Kodo design styling helps the Mazda CX-30 stand out in the crowded crossover market. Pair it with the available SKYACTIV-G 2.5 Turbo engine with up to 250 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque with i-Activ AWD to explore your adventurous side off-road. 

The 2021 Mazda CX-30 is available in seven trims and packages: CX-30 2.5 S, Preferred, Premium, 2.5 Turbo, 2.5 Turbo Premium, and 2.5 Turbo Premium Plus. All-wheel-drive is available on all trims and comes standard on the Mazda CX-30 2.5 Turbo, 2.5 Turbo Premium, and 2.5 Turbo Premium Plus, along with the turbocharged engine.

The base Mazda CX-30 2.5 S starts at under $24K and features the efficient 186 horsepower SKYACTIV®-G 2.5 engine that gets up to 33 mpg*! Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ are standard, as well as LED lights, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and an 8.8-inch center display. 

Some of San Leandro Mazda’s favorite premium and available features include:

  • Heated front seats
  • Paddle shifters
  • Leather-trimmed sport seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • 8-way power driver’s seat with memory
  • Rear power liftgate 
  • 12-speaker Bose® premium sound system

2021 Mazda CX-5

The upscale new Mazda CX-5 offers a refined experience with a little more room. The Mazda CX-5 features a luxurious cabin that will have you thinking you are in a much more expensive SUV. Mazda’s signature Kodo design philosophy creates a driving experience that is comfortable for everyone in the vehicle. Enjoy well-crafted seating and a roomy cabin for five.

The new 2021 Mazda CX-5 is also available in seven trims: Mazda CX-5 Sport, Touring, Carbon Edition, Carbon Edition Turbo, Grand Touring, Grand Touring Reserve, and Signature. The turbocharged engine comes on the Mazda CX-5 Carbon Edition Turbo, Grand Touring Reserve and Signature, with standard all-wheel-drive on the Grand Touring Reserve and Signature models. i-Activ AWD is an option on all trims.

The standard Mazda CX-5 Sport uses the same SKYACTIV®-G 2.5 engine and gets up to 31 mpg**! You get more great premium features standard, including Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, and a 10.25-inch full-color display. 

The Carbon Edition features unique styling with an exclusive Polymetal Gray exterior, signature red leather interior, gloss-black accents on the grille and 19-inch wheels. The Carbon Edition gets all of the features of the Mazda CX-5 Touring with the Preferred SV package, including a 10-speaker Bose® audio system, power moonroof, power-adjustable passenger’s seat and rear power liftgate. 

San Leandro Mazda loves these available features on the new Mazda CX-5:

  • Dual-zone automatic climate control with pollen filter
  • Leather-trimmed seats
  • Heated front and rear seats
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Genuine wood interior trimming
  • Mazda Navigation System
  • 7″ LCD Meter Display

Both the new 2021 Mazda CX-30 and new 2021 Mazda CX-5 get a host of standard features, including:

  • Mazda Radar Cruise Control
  • Smart City Brake Support
  • Lane Departure Alert
  • Remote keyless entry
  • High Beam Control
  • Apple CarPlay® / Android Auto™ integration

Upgrade either model to enjoy even more advanced Mazda i-Activsense safety features, including:

  • Active Driving Display
  • Traffic Sign Recognition
  • Driver Attention Alert
  • Smart City Brake Support Reverse
  • 360° View Monitor

Deciding between the new 2021 Mazda CX-30 and the new 2021 Mazda CX-5 really comes down to your personal preference. The Mazda CX-30 is nimble, car-like and easy to maneuver. The Mazda CX-5 is sophisticated with more luxury features and offers a bit more room, still with impressively engaging driving dynamics. The Mazda CX-5 also offers the Carbon Edition. Both new Mazda models feature the latest technology, efficient engines with responsive handling and signature Mazda style.

Explore all your new Mazda options with expert advice from San Leandro Mazda in San Leandro, California. Our team of Mazda enthusiasts are here to help you test drive a new Mazda CX-30 or new Mazda CX-5 and compare the two models and their various trims. Shop online or visit San Leandro Mazda in San Leandro, CA, today!

*2021 Mazda CX-30 FWD: 25 city/33 highway/28 combined mpg. EPA-estimated milage. Actual results will vary.

**2021 Mazda CX-5 FWD: 25 city/31 highway mpg. EPA-estimated mileage. Actual results will vary.