The 2023 Mazda CX-30 is a tiny SUV, and it has a handsome design and remarkable driving enjoyment. This year’s CX-30 receives just one update, but it improves the power and fuel economy of cars equipped with the standard 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine.

The adjustments are minor, though, as the engine’s horsepower rating rises from 186 to 191 and predictions for its fuel economy move from 24 mpg in the city, 31 mpg on the highway, and 26 mpg in the combined range to 26 cities, 33 mpg on the highway, and 29 mpg overall. even if their pricing is more in line with similarly equipped variants of the Hyundai Kona and Volkswagen Taos. its competitors include the Audi Q3 and the BMW X1.

Engine, power, and Transmission

Under the hood, a  modest power upgrade has been made to the Mazda CX-30’s standard 2.5-Liter naturally aspirated engine in 2023. Its output has increased to 191 horsepower achieved from a 5hp increase in power. However, the NM  of torque numbers haven’t changed, they are still at 186 lb-ft. Up to 250 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque are available from the more powerful 2.5-Liter turbo four-cylinder Skyactiv engine.

All engine setups drive power to all four wheels via a six-speed automatic transmission. Despite, the power upgrades, the CX-30 still remains one of the few crossovers with energetic driving dynamics and an engaging driving experience that every driver wants.

Fuel economy and consumption

From the base engine upgrades, the 2023 CX-30 gains 5 more horsepower as well as a little increase in the economy. According to Mazda, a 2 MPG is appropriate throughout the board. The 2022 CX-30 achieves a combined 26 MPG, 24 MPG in the city, and 31 MPG on the highway.

These figures are expected to increase in 2023 to a combined 29 MPG, 26 MPG in the city, and 33 MPG on the highway. New cylinder-deactivation technology has made this possible. The MPG ratings for the more potent turbocharged engine remain the same at 22/30 MPG (city/highway).

Safety and driver assistance features.

The Mazda 2023 CX-30 safety features have also been upgraded to adhere to the most recent IIHS safety standards. The CX-30 now boasts new and improved safety features such as rear side airbags, rear seat belt pre-tensioners, and shin cushions on all the door panels in order to comply with the most recent safety regulations. The B- and C-pillars have been strengthened by Mazda as well for improved durability during accidents, particularly rollovers.

In addition to these upgrades, the CX-30 still packs the complete i-Activsense suite of driver assistance systems, which includes functions like Radar Cruise Control with Stop and Go, Smart Brake Support, High Beam Control, and Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist.

Mazda CX-30 interior 

The cabin of the 2023 CX-30 is exquisitely and sparingly designed, and it has been carried over intact.  The Mazda CX-30 interior is unquestionably a cut above the competition, and the selection of the materials, while not overly luxurious, is impressive.

In the second row, the CX-30 offers a generous space but the third row is a little crowded. With all seats up, the cargo area only has 20.2 cu-ft, which is not the greatest in the market.

This entry-level crossover packs plenty of modern tech features. It all starts with Both the heated front seats and the driver’s seat having an eight-way power adjustment. Other features include a sunroof, a power liftgate, a push-button start, and an automatic parking brake.

Infotainment and connectivity features.

Regarding infotainment and connectivity, the cx-30 SUV comes in a small  8.8 inches in size.  The infotainment system has standard features including Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, SiriusXM satellite radio, and a wireless charging pad. Mazda Connected Services are also included in the infotainment system and may be used to remotely lock, unlock, and even start the car via the MyMazda app.

2023 Mazda CX-30 price

The starting 2023 Mazda CX-30 price has increased by $450 to $22,950. This is a minor improvement in comparison to the comprehensive package of improvements that the new CX-30 displays.

The seven available trim levels for the 2023 CX-30 remain base, Select, Preferred, Carbon Edition, Premium, Turbo Premium, and Turbo Premium Plus. Priced at $35,400, the top-spec version comes with a more potent inline-4 turbocharged engine. By the end of 2022, the 2023 Mazda CX-30 should be available for purchase.

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