2021 Mazda CX-30 Gets Turbocharged

2021 Mazda CX-30 Gets Turbocharged
Mazda CX-30
Credit: Mazda CX-30
The Mazda CX-30, which we are already fans of, just became even more enticing with the CX-30 2.5 Turbo joining the lineup.

It adds more power to the lineup with Mazda's terrific turbocharged Skyactiv-G 2.5 Turbo engine that delivers an impressive 250-horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque if you use premium fuel. (It delivers 227 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque with regular.) The 2020 Premium model we test drove delivers 186-horsepower and matching torque so both of those numbers are quite a jump up. The Turbo also comes with standard i-Active all-wheel drive which Mazda says helps extend the CX-30's Turbo's capabilities.

Several exterior features set the 2.5 Turbo apart, including 18-inch black aluminum alloy wheels, larger tailpipes, gloss black door mirrors and a "TURBO" badge on the liftgate.
2021 Mazda CX-30 Turbo
2021 Mazda CX-30 2.5 Turbo. Credit Mazda.

Also New for 2021

  • New i-Activsense safety features include Smart City Brake Support Reverse with Rear Cross-Traffic Braking, which can help a driver by automatically applying the brakes when the vehicle is reversing at speeds between 2 to 4 mph if an obstacle or when backing out of a parking space a crossing vehicle is detected.
  • A new support feature, Traffic Jam Assist, enhances Mazda Radar Cruise Control in certain situations by providing steering inputs that can help assist the driver stay within lane markers at speeds under 40 mph.
  • An available 360 View Monitor with high-definition digital clarity.

These new features accompany other premium technologies that help the CX-30 2.5 Turbo stand out from its segment, such as Active Driving Display, Traffic Sign Recognition and Adaptive Front-lighting System.


The CX-30 2.5 Turbo features a frameless auto-dimming rearview mirror, black upper dash and chrome finishes, along with a Bose 12-speaker audio and 8.8-inch large center display and support to help achieve the ideal seating position.


The 2021 CX-30 2.5 Turbo is scheduled to go on sale by the end of 2020. Specific packaging and pricing details will be announced in the coming months