2019 Mazda CX-5 vs 2020 Mazda CX-30

By Product Expert | Posted in Mazda CX-30, Mazda CX-5, Model Comparisons on Monday, July 8th, 2019 at 12:34 pm
Grey 2019 Mazda CX-5 and red 2020 Mazda CX-30

What’s Different Between the Mazda CX-5 and CX-30?

If you’ve been in the market for a new crossover then the Mazda CX-5 and maybe even the new Mazda CX-30 are likely at the top of your list. At Serra Mazda, we have gotten a lot of questions about the 2020 CX-30 in comparison to our current crossovers – the CX-5 in particular. We’ve received questions like “Should I wait for the CX-30?”, “What’s different between the Mazda CX-5 and CX-30?”, and “Should I get a CX-30 or a CX-5?” This comparison blog is going to break down what the differences are between these two Mazda vehicles to help you pick the right one.


Read more: 2020 Mazda CX-30 Release Date and Features


Features and Design in CX-5 vs CX-30

The five-passenger 2019 CX-5 and 2020 CX-30 share a number of features and design elements, making them similar in many ways. While they share similarities, there are a handful of things that set these two crossovers apart, making them desirable to a wide range of drivers. The 2019 Mazda CX-5 offers luxurious comfort elements in higher trims, adding premium materials throughout the interior like Caturra Brown Nappa leather seats and Genuine Layered wood trim. The CX-5 comes standard with a 7-inch full-color MAZDA CONNECT™ touchscreen display, a rearview camera, Bluetooth®, and HD Radio™.

The CX-30 can be fitted with two distinctive interiors to match every driver’s personal style. The 8.8-inch MAZDA CONNECT™ touchscreen in the 2020 Mazda CX-30 makes staying connected and entertained behind the wheel easier than ever. Drivers can opt for multiple upgrades to the audio and safety systems, including the addition of Active Driving Display, Android Auto™, Apple CarPlay®, and a 12-speaker Bose® audio system.

Do the CX-5 and CX-30 Have the Same Engine?

The 2019 CX-5 lineup offers drivers two engine options to deliver optimal power in every model – a 2.5-liter SKYACTIV®-G four-cylinder engine with Cylinder Deactivation and a 2.5T SKYACTIV®-G Dynamic Pressure Turbo engine with VVT. Mazda CX-30 models offer three engine options amongst the lineup – a SKYACTIV®-X engine, a 2.0-liter SKYACTIV®-G four-cylinder engine, and a 1.8-liter SKYTACTIV®-D diesel engine.

2019 Mazda CX-5 Rear View of Red Exterior

Closeup of 2020 Mazda CX-30 red rear exterior


Read more: What Are the 2019 Mazda CX-5 Trim Levels?


Whether you choose a 2019 CX-5 or a 2020 CX-30, there’s no wrong choice when it comes to choosing a Mazda crossover. You can learn more about the 2019 Mazda CX-5 and the 2020 Mazda CX-30 on our model research pages. Don’t forget to check out our other model comparisons to see how these two Mazda vehicles stack up against the competition.

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