2020 CX-30 is Mazda’s better, larger small crossover

If the Mazda 3 hatchback were to grow up, it would become the new 2020 Mazda CX-30 crossover. First, it would have to go through an awkward but small rebellious phase as the CX-3.

With the CX-30, Mazda has matured its small crossover to become more practical and responsible, but it still retains some youthful driving fun. The CX-3 is still around for now, and represents a smaller, European take on the crossover. We prefer the extra size afforded by the CX-30, but not the extra cost of top trims versus other small crossovers, such as the Hyundai Kona and

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2020 Mazda CX-30 vs. 2020 Mazda 3 hatchback: Compare Cars

2020 Mazda CX-30

Mazda has presented a curious case with its small cars. Following the evolutionary chart of the Mazda3 hatchback leads to a split in what we can now call the Crossover Era. While the lovable Mazda3 continues on one trajectory, the split presents a new subspecies known as the CX-30 subcompact crossover. The CX-3 exists in that split, a small knuckle-dragging step behind, but the larger CX-30 is better adapted to thrive in the American concrete jungle. 

New for 2020, the CX-30 offers inhabitants a taller ride height, a larger footprint, and a bit more cargo room than

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