Crossover & Midsize

The 2020 Mazda CX-30 Just Earned a Top Safety Award

Have you seen the new Mazda CX-30 yet? Maybe you need a small SUV version of the fun and sporty Mazda3. It could be you’re on the hunt for a compact crossover that’s not too big yet not too small. For many consumers, finding the right mix of refined handling and worry-free capability is the primary objective.

Well, if you find yourself in any of these considerations and need one more reason to look at the 2020 Mazda CX-30, you can add Top Safety Pick to the roster of attributes. The all-new CX-30 may be the goldilocks of crossovers, and now, it’s one of the safest buys you can make today.

The all-new crossover we didn’t know we needed

There are plenty of SUVs on the market from which to choose. Mazda, however, recognized a need for a new size altogether. The Mazda CX-30 is all-new this year and is designed to fit neatly between the extra-small SUVs and the small SUVs.

It’s fun enough to handle like the sporty Mazda3 but brings the added room and touch of plush that many consumers craved. It carries itself like a polished and upscale crossover and drives like a quick and curve-hugging champ.

It’s a Top Safety Pick with the IIHS

Both the NHTSA and the IIHS evaluate and crash test models to then rate them base on their ability to protect vehicle occupants. Both organizations also take into consideration the presence of standard safety equipment and driver assistance features. When Mazda introduced the CX-30, it’s as if they had safety in mind.

The stylish crossover not only performed well and earned ‘good’ and ‘superior’ ratings, but it also earned the IIHS Top Safety Pick honor. In order to even qualify for this contention, the CX-30 had to secure better than average results in a host of simulations. Needless to say, it performed better than most in frontal, side-impact, and rollover testing.

What can consumers expect with the CX-30?

The 2020 Mazda CX-30 is a valuable option in that you can get a lot of vehicle for your money. You will have your choice of four trim levels, all of which can be configured with all-wheel drive. Every CX-30 will come with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and a six-speed automatic transmission. This means plenty of pep, and it’s capable of reaching 60 mph in 7.5 seconds while still maintaining a combined 25 mpg average.

Part of what lends safety to the CX-30 are the standard features and safety equipment. Regardless of the version you select, you’ll have LED lighting, an 8.8-inch touchscreen, lane-keeping assist, forward-collision warning, and automatic braking. USB ports and phone pairing technologies are also standard for the safest in hands-free driving.

What some of the auto experts have to say about the CX-30

MotorTrend says it’s the subcompact SUV that doesn’t have to try and be something it’s not – it just does. Car and Driver compliments the CX-30 as a family-focused option that makes sense for today’s consumers. The Edmunds gurus suggest that buying this crossover brings more value and refinement for the price. The consensus is that most adore this latest Mazda creation and expect it to be a popular choice with consumers this year.

If you haven’t considered the 2020 Mazda CX-30, you might want to take a closer look at this “just right-” sized crossover. It’s as if Mazda took the best of the Mazda3 and the Mazda CX-3 in creating this fun and upscale SUV. Enjoy the agility in the drive and the softest of touches in interior comforts. And, if that doesn’t sway you, the latest Top Safety Pick award should.