The extra small crossover class is filled with new and recently-redesigned models. As a competitive class, models offering comfortability and performance to match with cargo space tend to outperform others in the class. One such fresh model comes in the 2021 Mazda CX-30; a model that was only just introduced in 2020.
With its two engine options and enhanced infotainment system, the 2021 Mazda CX-30 makes for a strong option as a small crossover. But when compared to models with longer history – such as the 2021 Kia Soul – how does it stack up? Tuttle-Click Mazda compares the two models below:
2021 Mazda CX-30
2021 Kia Soul
|Standard||Adaptive Cruise Control||Available|
|Yes, Standard||All-Wheel Drive?||No|
Between the 2021 Mazda CX-30 and the 2021 Kia Soul, the CX-30 boasts stronger engine options. In terms of standard engines, the CX-30 provides a SKYACTIV®-G 2.5-liter powertrain that offers 186 horsepower and 186 ft-lbs of torque – both better than the Soul’s standard 147 horsepower and 132 ft-lbs of torque. The new available SKYACTIV®-G 2.5-Liter turbocharged engine also outpaces the Kia Soul’s turbo option. With up to 250 horsepower (with premium unleaded fuel) and standard i-ACTIV® AWD, the 2021 Mazda CX-30 offers even more performance and capabilities than its counterpart.
Beyond the powertrain capabilities, the 2021 Mazda CX-30 also offers an easy-to-use infotainment system. Every trim level receives an 8.8-inch Large Center Display. Powered by the MAZDA CONNECT™ Infotainment System, each screen will have standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. Plus, drivers have access to an Active Driving Display as well as the Traffic Sign Recognition feature. Other options to support the model’s infotainment screen capabilities include:
When it comes to performance and technology, the 2021 Mazda CX-30 ups the ante as one of the hottest small crossovers on the market. To find one in the Irvine, CA area, stop into Tuttle Click Mazda today.