2020 Mazda CX-30 vs 2020 Hyundai Kona 

2020 Mazda CX-30 vs 2020 Hyundai Kona

As automakers continue to crank out new subcompact crossovers, the all-new Mazda CX-30 may feel like just another model on the market – but it’s not. The new Mazda crossover is far from the usual, and the evidence is here in our comparison of the 2020 Mazda CX-30 vs 2020 Hyundai Kona.

Although identical in price and sizing, the 2020 Mazda CX-30 keeps us on our feet with a package that performs beyond its class. Topping the list is a base engine that delivers on the performance front. And for best execution through challenging conditions, i-ACTIV AWD® is available on all models. Check out the table below for more details on the respected SKYACTIV®-G engine and how it ranks next to the Kona's base powertrain.

2020 Mazda CX-30 


2020 Hyundai Kona 

$21,900  Starting MSRP  $20,300 
SKYACTIV®-G 2.5-liter inline-4  Base Engine 2.0-liter inline-4
186 hp, 186 lb-ft Power Ratings 147 hp, 132 lb-ft 
20.2 cubic feet Cargo Space 19.2 cubic feet 

Advantages of the 2020 Mazda CX-30 Subcompact Crossover 

Wrapped in premium soft-touch materials, the 2020 Mazda CX-30 has what can be argued to be the best interior in its class. Sure, style is subjective. But there’s not much room to dispute the quiet cabin space, supportive seats and impressively intuitive infotainment system of the all-new CX-30. In comparison, Hyundai Kona’s interior is basic, for lack of a better word.

And the Mazda crossover only continues to impress when you step on the gas. In fact, the CX-30 is one of the best-driving subcompacts on the market. Ultra-sensitive steering creates a sense of connection and control like no other. The Kona’s drive is perfectly compliant, but you won’t get the same thrills over twisting roads.

If you’re looking for a subcompact with exquisite styling, precise handling and loads of standard equipment, the 2020 Mazda CX-30 is your match. And drivers in the Memphis area can find it here at the Gwatney Mazda dealership. For personalized assistance, please contact the Gwatney Mazda staff using the form below.

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