2020 Mazda CX-30 vs 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 

2020 Mazda CX-30 vs 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

With the unveiling of the all-new CX-30, Mazda carefully targets the need for a vehicle that’s larger than your typical subcompact, but not quite as big as a compact crossover. And this placement puts the new Mazda SUV in a close rivalry with similarly sized subcompacts such as the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. See which plays the part best in our 2020 Mazda CX-30 vs 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport comparison.

Whether the new Mazda CX-30 is here to take the place of the smaller Mazda CX-3 subcompact crossover is unknown, but we can say it’s fulfilling its role quite nicely. The market newcomer is arguably the best-driving subcompact on the market. With sensitive steering and responsive performance, the Mazda CX-30 quite clearly beats the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport for the title of best driving dynamics, but how do the two compare on other fronts?

2020 Mazda CX-30 


2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 

$21,900  Starting MSRP  $22,595 
SKYACTIV®-G 2.5-liter inline-4  Base Engine  2.0-liter inline-4 
186 hp, 186 lb-ft  Power Ratings  148 hp, 145 lb-ft 
25 city / 33 highway  Fuel Economy  24 city / 30 highway 

Comparing the Interior Quality and Safety Features of the Mazda CX-30 and the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 

Though virtually identical to the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport in sizing, the Mazda CX-30 provides an airier environment lined with quality materials and upscale accents. On top of the styling and comfort perks, the 2020 Mazda CX-30 comes suited with a full suite of i-ACTIVSENSE® safety features, including Smart Brake Support, Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go, Lane Departure Warning System with Lane-keep Assist and High Beam Control.

At the peak of the lineup, the CX-30 Premium Package rivals luxury brands with perforated leather seating, a Bose® 12-speaker premium audio system, a windshield-projected Active Driving Display and endless other impressive amenities.

On the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, like features don’t appear until about halfway up the lineup, if at all. If you’re looking for a subcompact that’s easy on the eyes, fun to drive and shrouded in standard equipment, the 2020 Mazda CX-30 is your match. And you can find it here at the Gwatney Mazda dealership in Memphis, TN. If you have questions, we have answers. Please contact the Gwatney Mazda staff using the form below.

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