The 2021 Mazda CX-30 Goes Turbo
Earlier this year, we learned that the 2021 Mazda3 would be getting a new turbo engine — but it’s not the only Mazda model that’s slated to receive a little more pep in its step. The 2021 Mazda CX-30 will also be getting a 2.5-liter gas-powered turbo engine. Here’s what we know so far.
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The turbo variant of this compact crossover will be known as the 2021 Mazda CX-30 2.5 S. It shares the 2.5-liter gas-powered turbo engine with 2021 Mazda3 2.5 Turbo. This little dynamo puts out a maximum of 250 horsepower and up to 320 lb-ft torque, a marked improvement over the CX-30’s standard 186-horsepower mill.
However, the turbo engine only achieves these figures when fueled with premium-grade gas. If you’d rather not sacrifice your grocery budget for high-octane fuel, expect to get around 227 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. Still, it’s a worthy improvement over the model’s standard, slightly underpowered, engine. The Mazda Miata may be able to get away with a 186-horsepower dynamo based on its power-to-weight ratio, but a little extra muscle is a welcome option for this 3,300-pound crossover.
Standard and available features on the Mazda CX-30 2.5 S
In addition to its new turbo engine, the Mazda CX-30 2.5 S comes standard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity, as well as a three-year trial to Mazda Connected Services. While the model has front-wheel drive by default, you can opt for predictive i-Activ all-wheel drive and off-road traction assist, which helps you traverse uneven surfaces. The Mazda CX-30 2.5 S also comes standard with some advanced safety features that are typically reserved for higher trim levels, such as intelligent cruise control, rain-sensing wipers, driver attention alert, and lane-keep assist.
In terms of pricing, a base-trim front-wheel-drive Mazda CX-30 2.5 S will set you back $21,900. Expect an MSRP of $23,300 on an all-wheel-drive model. That said, even if you opt for a fully loaded model, its MSRP will still be under the $30,000 mark. A Premium-trim Mazda CX-30 2.5 S with i-Activ AWD retails for $29,950.
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Currently, the Mazda CX-30 2.5 S is expected to arrive on dealership lots in late summer or early fall.
Kimiko Kidd is a native Daytonian. She graduated from Wright State University with degrees in environmental science and sociology. She loves her trusty old Honda Civic, but dreams of owning a 1974 Ford Falcon XB with a custom paint job and a vintage Kawasaki Z1000. In her free time, Kimiko can be found watercolor-painting, baking muffins, collecting rocks, playing old-school Nintendo games, writing her novel, sewing stuffed animals, and cosplaying as her favorite Mad Max characters. See more articles by Kimiko.