Mazda CX-30 vs. Mazda CX-5 in Fort Walton Beach, FL, Near Niceville, Pensacola, & Destin


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Should I buy a Mazda CX-30 or a Mazda CX-5 from Mazda of Fort Walton Beach, Near Niceville, Pensacola, & Destin?

If you’ve been wondering, “Is a Mazda CX-30 or a Mazda CX-5 better for me?” Mazda of Fort Walton Beach in Florida – near Niceville, Pensacola, and Destin – can help you answer that question. When you’re shopping for a brand-new CUV, Mazda’s CX-30 and CX-5 models are popular choices. They’ll both provide you with the power, versatility, and comfort you’d expect from a high-quality Mazda vehicle, but we thought we’d also highlight a few similarities and differences.

Similarities Between the Mazda CX-30 and Mazda CX-5

Both of these CUV models are powered by a standard 186-hp, SKYACTIV®-G 2.5L 4-cylinder engine or an available SKYACTIV®-G 2.5L Turbo 4-cylinder engine that generates a max 250 hp. Both engines also come paired with a SKYACTIV®-DRIVE 6-speed electronically-controlled, sport automatic transmission. Because these models have the same powertrains, you’ll get comparable max fuel economy – with 25 city/33 highway1 for the CX-30 and 25 city/31 highway for the CX-51.

Differences Between the Mazda CX-30 and Mazda CX-5

The Mazda CX-5 is in a larger class than the Mazda CX-30, so if you want extra cargo room or more space for you and your passengers to stretch their legs, the Mazda CX-5 is for you. You’ll have 30.9 cubic feet behind rear seats and 59.6 cubic feet behind front seats – compared to the CX-30’s 20.2 cubic feet behind rear seats and 45.2 cubic feet behind front seats. The Mazda CX-5 also comes with a standard 10.25-inch color infotainment touchscreen, whereas the CX-30 has a standard 8.8-inch touchscreen.

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1EPA-estimated mileage. Actual results will vary.



Known for delivering a premium driving experience, all of Mazda’s vehicles offer a wealth of benefits ‐ from impressive safety ratings and technology, to stunning design and craftsmanship. These key characteristics are embodied in both CX-30 and CX-5, so you can rest assure that either choice will exceed expectations.



2021 Mazda CX-30 DESIGN

Equipped with Mazda’s i-Activsense series of advanced safety technologies, both vehicles are more than ready for the road ahead. The 2021 CX-30 (built after September 2020) and CX-5 earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s highest safety award ‐ the 2021 TOP SAFETY PICK+.

Offering both substance and style, both CUVs deliver impressive styling, powerful driving dynamics, and Mazda’s signature connected driving feel.

For models equipped with i-Activ AWD, Off-road Traction Assist comes standard and helps to optimize traction control while navigating over uneven terrain. Further opening up the experiences for both of these capable CUVs.

Some of the shared benefits include Mazda’s new safety features like Rear Smart City Brake Support and Rear Cross Traffic Braking. Additionally, paddle shifters help the driver feel connected with the vehicle and supports great driving dynamics. For those looking for creature comforts during the journey, both CX-30 and CX-5 have available premium features like a heated steering wheel, heated front seats, leather seats, and active driving display.

More shared benefits include:

  • Available Skyactiv-G 2.5 Turbo engine
  • Available i-Activ AWD® with Off-road Traction Assist
  • Standard Apple CarPlay™ / Android Auto™ integration
  • Standard Remote keyless entry system
  • Standard Smart City Brake Support
  • Standard Mazda Radar Cruise Control
  • Standard Rain sensing wipers
  • Standard auto on/off headlights
  • Standard High Beam Control
  • Available Blind Spot Monitoring
  • Available Active Driving Display
  • Available Bose® premium audio
  • Available 360° View Monitor

Determining whether Mazda’s CX-30 or CX-5 is the best fit for you comes down to lifestyle and needs. With a variety of options for each vehicle, it’s possible for every driver look on the vehicles’ unique personalities to find their ideal Mazda CUV.


The nimble Mazda CX-30 brings a different sense of excitement without sacrificing premium design. This vehicle is just as much at home in the city as it is on a weekend road trip. Discover exhilarating local winding roads, embark on a snowy drive to a cabin, a sandy path leading to a favorite camping site, or confidently slip into a great parking spot ‐ CX-30 can do it all.

Taking advantage of premium performance without sacrificing efficiency, the available 2.5 Turbo engine gives the CX-30 smooth, powerful acceleration capable of up to 250 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque with premium fuel, while only experiencing a single mile per gallon reduction in combined EPA estimated fuel economy than the naturally aspirated Skyactiv-G 2.5-liter engine. While the same powerful powertrain is available on the CX-5, its application for the CX-30 is able to provide a unique experience due to CX-30’s more compact dimensions.

With a reputation for chasing what’s next, Mazda CX-30’s adaptable nature embodies Kodo design in a refreshing manner. With seven packages to choose from, Mazda CX-30 makes a strong case as your everyday companion.

2021 Mazda CX-30 PERFORMANCE


2021 Mazda CX-30 TECHNOLOGY

The sophisticatedly styled Mazda CX-5 is ideal for sharing your exciting new experiences with close ones thanks to its well-crafted interior in both the front and second-row seats. An outpouring of Mazda’s human centric design, the driver’s seat is crafted for optimum positioning and comfort ‐ but that’s not all. Whether taking your significant other to the latest restaurant opening or friends to a concert, every passenger will experience premium comfort.

With two engine options, Mazda CX-5 offers flexibility based on different driving needs. The standard Skyactiv-G 2.5-liter naturally aspirated engine offers 187 hp and 186 lb-ft of torque on either type of fuel, while the 2.5 Turbo engine delivers 250 hp and 320 lb-ft on premium fuel.

Thanks to the available i-Activ AWD system, drivers can confidently take on a variety of terrains the urban landscape can have, such as wet or even icy roads. Practically, this looks like a greater sense of control while commuting to the office on snowy roads or finding your way home during a summer rainstorm. With seven trim levels to choose from, Mazda CX-5 can offer owners with peace of mind and superb driving dynamics packaged in quality craftsmanship.


Given that the Mazda CX-30 and CX-5 both offer powerful driving dynamics, impressive styling, the latest technology, and are named TSP+ ‐ choosing between the two comes down to lifestyle. So, which Mazda CUV will you take on your journey?

1 Skyactiv-G 2.5 Turbo engine delivers 227 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque with regular 87 octane fuel or 250 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque with premium 93 octane fuel.

2 MSRP does not include $1,175 for destination and handling ($1,220 in Alaska), taxes, title or additional fees. Dealers set actual sale prices.

3 Skyactiv-G 2.5 Turbo engine delivers 227 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque with regular 87 octane fuel or 250 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque with premium 93 octane fuel.

4 MSRP does not include $1,175 for destination and handling ($1,220 in Alaska), taxes, title or additional fees. Dealers set actual sale prices.

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