If it’s a sleek exterior coupled with great performance and superior technology that you’re looking for, the 2021 Mazda CX-30 is the crossover for you. How does it stack up against the competition though? To answer your question, at Tuttle-Click Mazda in Irvine, CA, we have put together a comparison guide of the 2021 Mazda CX-30 vs 2021 Hyundai Kona.
The 2021 Mazda CX-30 is available in seven trims: CX-30 2.5 S, Select, Preferred, Premium, 2.5 Turbo, 2.5 Turbo Premium, and 2.5 Turbo Premium Plus. The 2021 Hyundai Kona is available in six trims: SE, SEL, SEL Plus, NIGHT, Limited, and Unlimited. For a fair comparison, we have equated the base trims of both models, i.e., the 2021 Mazda CX-30 2.5 S vs 2021 Hyundai Kona SE.
2021 Mazda CX-30
2021 Hyundai Kona
|SKYACTIV®-G 2.5 DOHC 4-cylinder with VVT
||Engine||2.0L MPI Atkinson DOHC 16‐valve Inline 4‐cylinder|
||Engine Horsepower (hp)||147|
||Engine Torque (lb.-ft.)
|25 / 33 / 28
||Fuel Economy – City/Highway/Combined (mpg)
||27 / 33 / 30|
As seen in the table above, the 2021 Mazda CX-30 has an edge as compared to the 2021 Hyundai Kona in terms of performance. When it comes to safety, both the 2021 Mazda CX-30 and 2021 Hyundai Kona come with standard features such as Lane Departure Warning System, Lane-keep Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, Driver Attention Alert, and High Beam Control. However, the 2021 Mazda CX-30 also comes with Smart Brake Support, Adaptive Front-lighting System, and Whiplash-reducing front seat headrests, which aren’t available on the 2021 Hyundai Kona.
When it comes to dimensions, both models are neck and neck. The 2021 Mazda CX-30 has a passenger volume of 94.1 cu. ft. and a cargo volume of 20.2 cu. ft. when the 2nd row seats are up. The 2021 Hyundai Kona has a passenger volume of 94.1 cu. ft. and a cargo volume of 19.2 cu. ft. The 2021 Mazda CX-30 has a fuel tank capacity of 13.5 gallons, while the 2021 Hyundai Kona has a fuel tank capacity of 13.2 gallons.
The 2021 Mazda CX-30 has an upper hand in terms of performance and safety. If you’re interested in taking the 2021 Mazda CX-30 for a spin, schedule a test drive at Tuttle-Click Mazda in Irvine, CA, today!