2020 Mazda CX-30 Premium Review: Changing The Equation

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Prices for the CX-30 start at $21,900 for the base front-wheel-drive trim. All-wheel drive is available as a $1,400 option on every trim level. Getting into our range-topping CX-30 Premium

with all-wheel drive requires at least $29,600, although the price won't increase much from there.

There are three premium paint options, with our tester's Snowflake White Pearl demanding $200. Mazda's two signature colors, Machine Gray and Soul Red, cost $300 and $595, respectively. Beyond those choices and a spate of dealer-installed accessories – floor mats and the like – the only other expense is the $1,100 destination charge. Fully loaded, the CX-30 costs $31,295. Our white test car rings up at $30,900.

Mazda priced the CX-30 competitively. It undercuts the $22,470 Jeep Renegade Sport, the $23,240 Nissan Rogue Sport, and the $24,740 Fiat 500X, and is in the same ballpark as the $21,990 Kia Seltos and the $21,295 Toyota C-HR. The Hyundai Kona ($20,300) and Honda HR-V ($20,820) manage to best the CX-30 by a fair margin, though.

If you're set on a fully loaded vehicle, the CX-30 is harder to recommend. At $31,295, there are a fair few vehicles that have a lower max price, like the Seltos ($28,590), the HR-V ($28,890), Kona ($29,370), and C-HR ($26,815).

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