The Mazda CX-30 on display at the Brussels Motor Show
Crossover & Midsize

Improved Engine Beefs up the 2021 Mazda CX-30 Turbo

Similar to the Mazda3, the Mazda CX-30 is an upscale SUV with attractive styling and a highly responsive ride. In fact, until this point, reviewers at Car and Driver only had one major complaint about this vehicle: its disappointing lack of power. For 2021, Mazda has solved this problem by introducing the 2.5 Turbo trim …

A red 2020 Mazda CX-30 parked, looking toward a mountain range
Crossover & Midsize

Thousands of 2020-21 Mazda CX-30s Recalled For Frustrating Issue

Bringing your vehicle back to the dealership for a recall is frustrating. However, 2020-2021 Mazda CX-30 owners might be relieved about its latest recall, as it fixes an irritating problem. The CX-30 debuted to mixed reviews in the 2020 model year. The energetic subcompact crossover impressed some experts, while others felt it delivered underpowered performance. …

A red 2021 Mazda CX-30 parked on sand on a hill overlooking an ocean
Crossover & Midsize

Which 2021 Mazda CX-30 Trim Is Best for You?

The Mazda CX-30 has become a popular subcompact SUV, thanks to its zippy handling, excellent reliability, and attractive pricing. Plus, it comes in feature-heavy trims that fit consumers’ many needs. Here, we compare 2021 CX-30 trim levels to help you decide which one is best for you. The 2021 Mazda CX-30 at a glance  The …

A red 2020 Mazda CX-30 parked near a wall
Trucks & SUVs

The 2021 Mazda CX-30 Isn’t Exactly Comfortable

The 2021 Mazda CX-30 has a lot going for it. You’ve probably heard that it’s fun to drive with or without the turbo, and it has an amazing interior. But critics have determined that the new Mazda CX-30 doesn’t have the best ride quality.  Is the 2021 Mazda CX-30 comfortable?  According to, the 2021 …

A blue 2021 Honda HR-V driving in the city
Crossover & Midsize

The 2022 HR-V is Trying to Get Sportier

It’s about time! The Honda HR-V is finally being redesigned for 2022. The 2022 Honda HR-V will serve as the smallest SUV that Honda has to offer, and some exciting upgrades are in the works to battle rivals like the Toyota C-HR.  What to expect with the 2022 Honda CR-V  According to Car and Driver, …

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The Most Reliable Subcompact SUVs According to Consumer Reports

Subcompact SUVs are basically the new sedans. Like sedans, tiny crossovers are easy to maneuver, but they can also provide you with extra capabilities. To help you determine the best option for you, we’ve gathered a list of the most reliable 2021 subcompact SUVs. The tiny SUVs on the list received the most favorable ratings from Consumer Reports. CR …

A red 2020 Mazda CX-30 parked near a wall
Trucks & SUVs

What does the Mazda CX-30 Have on the Kia Soul?

Currently, the 2021 Mazda CX-30 is ranking ahead of the 2021 Kia Soul. But we want to know why! Why is the new Mazda CX-30 considered slightly better than the Kia Soul, which has been around as a reliable subcompact SUV for years?  The 2021 Mazda CX-30 vs. the 2021 Kia Soul  According to U.S.News, …

A red 2020 Mazda CX-30 parked near a wall
Trucks & SUVs

The 2021 Mazda CX-30 Fails to Beat the Hyundai Kona

Surprisingly, the 2021 Mazda CX-30 is being outranked by the 2021 Hyundai Kona. Because you hear more about the Mazda CX-30, the Hyundai Kona feels like an underdog, but does it deserve to be the champion? The 2021 Mazda CX-30 vs. the 2021 Hyundai Kona  The 2021 Mazda CX-30 hasn’t been around long. It’s a …

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Crossover & Midsize

What’s So Great About Mazda SUVs?

Since the Mazda-Go tricycle truck, the Mazda brand has come a very long way. Millions of Mazdas have been sold worldwide. Families choose Mazda crossover SUVs like the Mazda CX-9 and Mazda CX-5. Then there are smaller Mazda SUV options like the CX-30 and the CX-3. But what’s so great about Mazda SUVs? Mazda SUVs …

A red 2020 Mazda CX-30 parked near a wall
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Is A Used Mazda CX-30 Worth Buying?

Is buying a used Mazda CX-30 worth it? The Mazda CX-30 can get expensive pretty quickly, so saving with a used model could help you save while still gaining power and a quality interior. But which model years have the most problems?  Is buying a used CX-30 a good idea?  Maybe. How reliable is the …

Kia Soul X-Line driving on dirt trail
Trucks & SUVs

Is the Kia Soul Turbo Worth the Extra Cash?

With the Kia Soul Turbo, you get a lot more power. But is paying to have more horsepower in this little hamster SUV worth it? Let’s see what the 2021 Kia Soul Turbo can do compared to rivals like the Mazda CX-30.  How is the 2021 Kia Soul Turbo?  You can get started in the …

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Is a Turbocharged Mazda Worth the Extra Cash?

Nothing sells cars fasters than advertising high horsepower outputs and quick 0-60 mph times. However, opting for the most powerful engine option doesn’t always yield the best experience. While you’ll want the most powerful version of an all-out sports car, your daily driver crossover is a completely different story. Today we’ll be looking at Mazda’s …

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Mazda Adds More Tech and Turbo Power For 2021

Thanks to its dynamic mix of crossovers and sporty sedans, Mazda is well-positioned, despite coronavirus concerns. To keep the theme alive in 2021, this Japanese carmaker is introducing additional power and more modern tech. Here are some of the most significant updates to the Mazda lineup in the coming year.  The Mazda3 will feature two new powertrains  The Mazda3 is already …

Chief Designer Ryo Yanagisawa (right) poses with Mazda CX-30 is displayed during the second press day at the 89th Geneva International Motor Show
Crossover & Midsize

Mazda Made a Bold Change to the 2021 CX-30

If you need a small SUV that’s both comfortable and fun to drive, Mazda’s got you covered. The automaker released the Mazda CX-30 SUV for the 2020 model year, and it’s already received plenty of praise. The 2021 model is also a big hit, according to Autotrader. The 2021 Mazda CX-30 has an excellent, high-end …

A 2020 CX-30 on display at the 89th Geneva International Motor Show
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Buying a 2020 Mazda CX-30 Doesn’t Make Sense for Most People

The 2020 model year brought with it several brand-new SUV models, each with varying levels of fanfare. There’s the Lincoln Corsair, the Tesla Model Y, the white-hot Kia Telluride, and the 2020 Mazda CX-30. The Mazda is particularly intriguing because the brand has recently won several awards, including U.S. News‘ “Best Car Brand” — for the …

A Mazda CX-5, older sibling is displayed during the 96th Brussels Motor Show at Brussels Expo Center
Crossover & Midsize

Why Buy a Mazda CX-30 When You Can Buy a Mazda CX-5?

When it comes to SUVs, Mazda seems to have something for everyone. From the petite CX-3 to the midsize CX-9, the Japanese automaker offers crossover SUVs that offer excellent value and are fun to drive. But when a couple of these models seem to share many attributes, how do you sort out which one is better? …

The 2020 CX-30 on display at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show
Crossover & Midsize

This Mazda CX-30 Recall Is for a Potential Fire Hazard

If you’re into compact crossover SUVs, it’s likely that you’ve had your eye on the 2020 Mazda CX-30. It debuted in March 2019 at the Geneva Motor Show. Its design is based on the fourth-generation Mazda3, which is a subcompact sedan. According to the CX-30’s program manager, Naohito Saga, the Mazda CX-30 is meant to …

A Mazda CX-5 driving down the road

Are Mazdas Good SUVs?

In previous generations, Mazda was often overshadowed by Honda and Toyota. Now Mazda has set itself apart from its competitors by offering luxury-focused models at an affordable price point. This Japanese carmaker’s SUVs especially stand out in their respective classes because they are good options to buy new or used. We’ve gathered a few of …

Hyundai Kona Hybrid compact crossover suv on display at Brussels Expo
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What’s the Cheapest SUV You Shouldn’t Be Afraid to Buy?

While SUVs are known for their ample seating and cargo capacity, these cars aren’t just for families. Even solo riders love the large cabins and plentiful safety features inside an SUV. These vehicles can also be equipped with all-wheel drive, which comes in handy during winter driving or light off-roading. There’s only one thing that …

The Mazda CX-30 on display at the Brussels Motor Show
Crossover & Midsize

The 2020 Mazda CX-30 Is Missing a Key Piece of Technology

Like many automakers today, Mazda has several crossover SUV models. The newly-introduced 2020 Mazda CX-30 is a subcompact SUV that sits between the CX-3, which is another subcompact, and the CX-5, a slightly larger compact SUV. Interestingly, the smaller CX-3 is less expensive than the CX-30 but comes with more standard features. The five-seater Mazda …

Electric green Hyundai Kona

This or That: The Mazda CX-30 vs. the Hyundai Kona

As you’re shopping around for the best subcompact crossovers to buy in 2020, you’ll see consistently see that the Mazda CX-30  is among the top of its class. You’re also likely to see the Hyundai Kona at one of the best crossover SUVs too. Choosing between the CX-30 and the Kona can get pretty tough …