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I keep going back and forth between getting a CX-5 or the CX-30. I like that the CX-30 isn’t as tall as the CX-5; but I’m wondering if the CX-30 might be too small for the cargo space. Plus, I’m debating on the turbo engine for CX-5. I like that there is less black plastic on the CX-5.

I’m going to the dealership tomorrow to compare the two. Anyone in the U.S. that has compared the two and decided on the CX-30...thoughts would be appreciated. Did you feel that the CX-30 has enough power for what it is? I want something that is fun and nimble to drive; but gas mileage is a factor too.

This is a tough decision!
 

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......you are 90% decided as you are already on the cx30 forum. :)
I'd go for the cx30, lastest design, engines and infotainment system. also one of the safest cars available.
you know you want one.... you just need the push...
enjoy a test drive while at the dealership and before you know it you'll be signing in the dotted line.
 

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......you are 90% decided as you are already on the cx30 forum. :)
I'd go for the cx30, lastest design, engines and infotainment system. also one of the safest cars available.
you know you want one.... you just need the push...
enjoy a test drive while at the dealership and before you know it you'll be signing in the dotted line.
Yea, that’s true. I wish the U.S. had a 2.5L skyactiv X engine, though. The one that we have is basically the same 2.5L that has been in the Mazda 3 for a long time. The design is very similar between the two. The better infotainment isn’t a huge factor for me. I use CarPlay most of the time, anyway. I guess it comes down to the test drive and which one feels more comfortable.
I’m not really a CUV fan, and to me; the CX-30 just looks like a slightly lifted hatchback; which is more tolerable. I could live with the black plastic, I guess. The CX-5 is quite a bit taller, and I think you sit up higher in it. I don’t really like sitting up really high. I rarely have back seat passengers, and I don’t carry much cargo.

I wish we had a Mazda 3 or Mazda 6 wagon here; but wagons are a dirty word here unless it has a luxury badge on it or it’s a Subaru. Oh well. I’m looking forward to test driving Mazdas today! I’ve never test driven any of them, and everyone talks about how great the entire lineup is.
 

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...... Your next reply will be.....I've bought one ??
 

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I was between the 2 as well. Ended up buying the CX-30 based on the driving position/comfort and the infotainment system. I feel like the CX-5 is lacking in both categories. I couldn't get passed the CX-5 old school infotainment set up. The CX-30 reminds me a lot of the BMW and Mercedes set ups.

I've had my CX-30 premium model for 2 months now as of today. I bought it on December 23rd. I still look forward to driving to and from work everyday. I'm glad I waited for the CX-30 and didn't jump the gun and get a CX-5.
 

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Just got back from the test drive. Despite the CX-5 having the optional turbo, which I test drove; I actually like the CX-30 much better! The seats alone make the decision for me! The other thing I really like is that the car is lower than the CX-5; so entering and exiting the car is easier for me. I’m vertically challenged haha. There’s still enough ground clearance over a Mazda 3 to be functional for all the snow we get here. I LOVE the heads up display. I had that in a Toyota Prius before; and I miss having that.
The sound system is AMAZING!!! I’ve had upgraded sound systems before in other cars; but none have sounded that good! The placement of the speakers really makes a big difference. As far as I know, Mazda is the only mainstream manufacturer that places the speakers up higher in the doors. The attention to detail is impressive for a car in this price range.

There’s only 2 available in the dark blue crystal with the white leather interior seats. I’m going to talk things over with the other half tonight and hopefully put down a deposit soon! It’s so fun to drive, I love it!
 

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there is also a considerable cost difference between a CX-30 and CX-5, so it also depends what your budget is too.
 

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Just got back from the test drive. Despite the CX-5 having the optional turbo, which I test drove; I actually like the CX-30 much better! The seats alone make the decision for me! The other thing I really like is that the car is lower than the CX-5; so entering and exiting the car is easier for me. I’m vertically challenged haha. There’s still enough ground clearance over a Mazda 3 to be functional for all the snow we get here. I LOVE the heads up display. I had that in a Toyota Prius before; and I miss having that.
The sound system is AMAZING!!! I’ve had upgraded sound systems before in other cars; but none have sounded that good! The placement of the speakers really makes a big difference. As far as I know, Mazda is the only mainstream manufacturer that places the speakers up higher in the doors. The attention to detail is impressive for a car in this price range.

There’s only 2 available in the dark blue crystal with the white leather interior seats. I’m going to talk things over with the other half tonight and hopefully put down a deposit soon! It’s so fun to drive, I love it!
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Haha, yea probably! ?
What did I say... what spec/ colour have you gone for?
 

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I have had a CX3 for almost 3 yrs and love it however before the CX 3 I had a Kia Sportage and really missed riding higher and missed the space because the CX3 is quite small. It drives fantastic and I love the styling. Mazda offered me the opportunity to end my lease early and get into a 2020 so I had thought the CX 5 might be the best choice until I looked online and saw the new CX30! I love what I saw in photos and video so today after work I went to the dealership and had a look at the CX30 and CX5 and test drove both. Hands down for me the CX30 was the winner in fun factor, driving comfort and design! It's sleek and sporty which is what appeals to me. Granted the CX 5 has more room for passengers and cargo and is a very nice vehicle but compared to the CX30 it just felt a bit too generic and ordinary. It does not handle quite as well, more body roll, heavier feeling and more truck like IMHO. The CX 30 is still quite a bit roomier then my CX3 and certainly has enough space for my needs. Sooooo I put down a deposit on a soul red CX30 GT with white leather interior and hopefully I pick it up on Monday!! My CX 3 is also in soul red and I just love the colour!
 

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I have had a CX3 for almost 3 yrs and love it however before the CX 3 I had a Kia Sportage and really missed riding higher and missed the space because the CX3 is quite small. It drives fantastic and I love the styling. Mazda offered me the opportunity to end my lease early and get into a 2020 so I had thought the CX 5 might be the best choice until I looked online and saw the new CX30! I love what I saw in photos and video so today after work I went to the dealership and had a look at the CX30 and CX5 and test drove both. Hands down for me the CX30 was the winner in fun factor, driving comfort and design! It's sleek and sporty which is what appeals to me. Granted the CX 5 has more room for passengers and cargo and is a very nice vehicle but compared to the CX30 it just felt a bit too generic and ordinary. It does not handle quite as well, more body roll, heavier feeling and more truck like IMHO. The CX 30 is still quite a bit roomier then my CX3 and certainly has enough space for my needs. Sooooo I put down a deposit on a soul red CX30 GT with white leather interior and hopefully I pick it up on Monday!! My CX 3 is also in soul red and I just love the colour!

we came from a cx3, the cx30 is far better in every way.
size wise the interior of the cx30 is the same as the cx5 apprently,
the soul red is new and richer in depth on the cx30, if you put it next to the cx3 red it will look completely different.(better)
enjoy your new car
 

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No , size wise the interior of the cx30 is not the same as the cx 5. , closer to a mazda 3. The cx5 has considerably more room in the cargo and back seat area as you would expect of a vehicle that is both several inches taller and longer.

I appreciate and share your overall preference for the CX 30 over the CX 5 but let's keep it real.

Passenger volume;
CX 30 94.1
3 92.7
CX 5 103.6

Cargo volume (rear seats up)
CX 30 20.2
3 20.1
CX 5 30.9
 

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No , size wise the interior of the cx30 is not the same as the cx 5. , closer to a mazda 3. The cx5 has considerably more room in the cargo and back seat area as you would expect of a vehicle that is both several inches taller and longer.

I appreciate and share your overall preference for the CX 30 over the CX 5 but let's keep it real.

Passenger volume;
CX 30 94.1
3 92.7
CX 5 103.6

Cargo volume (rear seats up)
CX 30 20.2
3 20.1
CX 5 30.9
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How does it compare to the cx3?
 

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Passenger volume for CX-3 is 87.6 cu ft. No wonder it feels tight inside. But this thread is about comparing CX-5 to CX-30, not about finding cars that are less spacious than the CX-30 of which there are quite a few.
 

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I think that for most people (certainly the folks on this forum!) the CX-30 is the fresher choice. The styling and the infotainment are Mazda's most current - the CX-5 and Mazda 6 platforms will have to wait for a refresh to catch up. The handling is on par with the CX-5 and the power I think feels better than the CX-5 non-turbo. Of course the top-of-the-line turbo out hustles the smaller CUV - but for me, it's not all that better (it has to move a heavier car).

However, the clear difference is in space and cost. If you need to carry adults comfortably in the back on a regular basis, (or need the extra cargo room), then the CX-5 is the clear choice. And then there is the price difference - although if you can find a 2019 CX-5 still on a dealer lot you might get it at a price not so much over a top trim CX-30.
 
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