The 2024 Mazda CX-30 is a stunning illustration of the evolution of small SUVs. If you expect to spend most of your time driving on the roads of Martinsville, Danville, Rocky Mount, and Greensboro but still need the ability to keep going when the pavement runs out, the 2024 CX-30 has you covered. The exterior styling and driving characteristics lean heavily towards the on-road environment, but the unpainted fender flares and standard AWD leave you in no doubt about the Mazda’s all-around versatility.
Mazda cars and crossovers are synonymous with the brand’s Kodo: Soul of Motion design philosophy, and that design language is clear to see with the 2024 CX-30. Lower, sleeker, and sportier than much of the competition, the subcompact Mazda crossover has the engaging driving experience to more than justify its sporty aesthetic. Those unpainted fender flares keep the SUV flag flying, but the daringly sloping roofline and sleek lines ensure the CX-30 is clear about its priorities.
There are plenty of trim level options in the CX-30 family for the 2024 model year, including a new Carbon Turbo variant that comes exclusively in Zircon Sand paint with black wheels and Terracotta leather upholstery. Carbon Turbo only comes standard with the 250-horsepower turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, as the name would suggest. The range kicks off in attractive style with the wonderfully affordable 2.5 S. Most retail shoppers are likely to start a level up with the 2.5 S Select for its additional safety features. Then you have the 2.5 S Preferred, 2.5 S Carbon Edition, 2.5 S Premium, 2.5 Turbo Premium, 2.5 Carbon Turbo, and range-topping 2.5 Turbo Premium Plus to select from. There’s a notable price difference between the base and top-of-the-range versions of the CX-30, meaning there’s a 2024 CX-30 to fit most budgets.
The 2024 Mazda CX-30 offers shoppers two engines to choose from, but they are trim-level-specific. Every model up to the CX-30 2.5 S Premium gets a 2.5-liter inline-four as its standard powerplant that develops 191 horsepower and 186 lb.-ft. of torque, which is a five-horsepower increase from last year. If you go as far as the 2.5 Turbo Premium, Carbon Turbo, or 2.5 Turbo Premium Plus trim levels, the CX-30 gets upgraded to a 2.5-liter turbo-four that produces 227 horsepower and 310 lb.-ft. of torque when it’s run on regular gas, or 250 horsepower and 320 lb.-ft. if you opt for premium fuel. All versions of the CX-30 send their power to all four wheels through a standard six-speed automatic transmission.
Even the 2024 CX-30 2.5 S gets an impressive list of standard safety features that help earn the little Mazda top marks for overall safety from the IIHS and NHTSA. Standard safety features include Dynamic Stability Control with Traction Control System, Smart Brake Support, Lane Departure Warning, Lane-keep Assist, Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go, Driver Attention Alert, High Beam Control, and a Rear View Monitor. As soon as you move above the base model, blind-spot monitors become standard, and the 2.5 Turbo Premium Plus has standard Smart Brake Support (rear), a 360° View Monitor, Traffic Jam Assist, and Front & rear parking sensors.
The 2024 Mazda CX-30 is a subcompact crossover SUV with a big personality and a lot to offer. There are versions to suit a wide variety of shoppers and budgets, and they all represent exceptional value for money. Check the CX-30 out for yourself with a test drive from Nelson Mazda here at 201 Commonwealth Blvd, Martinsville, Virginia, or call us at (276) 638-2331 for more information and book an appointment for a time that fits your schedule.