2021 Mazda CX-30 vs 2021 Hyundai Kona 

2021 Mazda CX-30 vs 2021 Hyundai Kona

Since its debut last year, the Mazda CX-30 has been leading the class of subcompact crossovers with class-above features and a refined design to match. If there ever was a rival to take on the CX-30, the Hyundai Kona would be a stellar applicant. Discover which crossover is the best fit for your lifestyle and your budget in our comparison of the 2021 Mazda CX-30 vs the 2021 Hyundai Kona.

Both the 2021 Mazda CX-30 and the 2021 Hyundai Kona feature seating for up to five passengers, but the CX-30 offers a little more legroom and cargo space for your investment. More specifically, the 2021 Mazda CX-30 offers up to 20.2 cubic feet of standard cargo space, plus a total passenger volume of up to 94.0 cubic feet. In the market for subcompact vehicles, these numbers are above the norm.

2021 Mazda CX-30 


2021 Hyundai Kona

$21,900  Starting MSRP  $20,400 
186 - 227 Horsepower  Engine Output 147 – 185 horsepower 
20.2 cubic feet  Cargo Volume  19.2 cargo space 
Optional All-Wheel Drive Optional

Advantages of the 2021 Mazda CX-30 

Owners of the Mazda CX-30 will appreciate the crossover’s stable driving manners and smooth ride quality. The Kona is plenty animated, but it’s not quite as fun to throw through corners as its competitor. With the new available turbocharged engine, the 2021 Mazda CX-30 offers snappier performance rated up to 227 horsepower. Mazda’s predictive i-ACTIV AWD™ technology rounds out the package with enhanced traction control through unsavory road conditions.

As is characteristic of the Mazda brand, the Mazda CX-30 features more standard and available safety systems than market competitors can provide. Even the most basic CX-30 has adaptive cruise control with stop/go, lane-departure warning, lane-keeping assistance, and automatic high beams all built into the starting price. The selection gets more advanced as you move upward in trim levels with options for driver attention alert, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and more.

Looking for more information on the advantages that the 2021 Mazda CX-30 has over the Hyundai Kona and other rivaling crossovers. Drivers shopping for a new vehicle in the Memphis area can reach out to the team at Gwatney Mazda for more model highlights. Or better yet – stop by and test drive the 2021 Mazda CX-30 for yourself at our dealership in Germantown, TN.

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