2020 Mazda CX-30 vs 2021 Kia Seltos 

2020 Mazda CX-30 vs 2021 Kia Seltos

As small crossovers gain in popularity, automakers are quickly capitalizing with numerous new options for drivers to choose from. Among the new releases, entries like the 2020 Mazda CX-30 and the 2021 Kia Seltos promise to be competitive prospects. See which model offers the most value when we pit them against each other in our subcompact SUV comparison.

In the realm of performance, the 2020 Mazda CX-30 pushes ahead with its powerful 186-horsepower, 2.5-liter SKYACTIV®-G engine. This powerhouse is EPA rated for up to 25 mpg city, 33 mpg highway. The Mazda subcompact is also among the best handing models in the segment, offering exceptionally smooth and responsive steering with each turn. The 2021 Kia Seltos and its base 2.0-liter engine max out at just 146 horsepower. Keep reading for a deeper dive into these advantages.

2020 Mazda CX-30 


2021 Kia Seltos 

$21,900 Starting MSRP  $21,990 
2.5-liter inline-4  Base Engine  2.0-liter inline-4 
186 horsepower  Horsepower 146 horsepower 
Front-Wheel Drive, i-ACTIV® All-Wheel Drive  Drive Systems  Front-Wheel Drive, All-Wheel Drive 

Advantages of the 2020 Mazda CX-30 Subcompact SUV 

On top of its impressive performance advantages, the 2020 Mazda CX-30 lineup is loaded with an impressive roster of features unavailable in the 2021 Kia Seltos like adaptive cruise control with stop and go or the available sliding-glass moonroof. Every Mazda CX-30 offers a suite of i-ACTIVSENSE® safety systems, including:

  • Lane-departure warning
  • Lane-keep assist
  • High beam control
  • Driver attention alert

The Active Driving Display found on the Mazda CX-30 Premium projects important driving information on the windshield directly in the driver’s line of sight.

The 2020 Mazda CX-30 has made waves in the class of subcompact SUVs and drivers can find it here at Gwatney Mazda in Memphis, TN. We invite you to come in for a test drive or contact our team for more information on model highlights, trim levels and specifications.

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