2023 Mazda CX-30 Gets Engine and Safety Upgrades; Price Starts at $24,225
The base engine gains more HP, fuel economy
The base 2023 CX-30 engine now produces 191 horsepower (five more horses than the previous model) and 186 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed automatic transmission and Mazda’s i-Activ all-wheel drive system are once again standard on all models.
In addition to the small horsepower upgrade, Mazda says the base engine also gets greater fuel efficiency thanks to updated cylinder deactivation technology. For 2022, naturally aspirated 2.5-liter models received 24/31/26 mpg city/highway/combined. For 2023, mpg rises to an EPA-estimated 26/33/29, according to the automaker; The EPA has not published 2023 model fuel ratings as of this writing.
Turbocharged engine becomes more expensive
safety and technology
Besides passive safety upgrades, all CX-30 models once again come with a standard suite of safety and driver assistance technologies including forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, and beam beam. Automatic high headlights and adaptive cruise control. An 8.8-inch center display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity and a 7-inch digital gauge cluster is standard on all models.
Decorations, pricing and release date
- 5 s: $24,225 (up to $450)
- 5S select: $26,675 (up to $500)
- 5S Preferred: $29,495 (up from $270)
- 5S carbon version: $30,565 (up to $700)
- 5S Premium: $32,335 (up to $700)
- 5 Turbo Premium: $35,075 (up to $700)
- 5 Turbo Premium Plus: $36,675 (up to $700)
The Model S comes with LED headlights and taillights as standard, 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels and a matte grille. Inside, the base model gets an eight-speaker audio system, push-button start with keyless entry, and cloth seats. S Select struts on aluminum roof rails, Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, leather seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel, 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels.
The upgrade to S Preferred adds heated front seats with eight-way power adjustment and lumbar support; The exterior gets a glossy black front grille and door mirrors with memory. The S Carbon Edition is based on the preferred model with a standard Polymetal Gray exterior paint, red leather seats and trim, black 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, gloss black heated door mirrors and a power sunroof. The S Premium variant adds more driver assistance features, including Mazda’s active driving display with traffic sign recognition and the adaptive front lighting system. It also gains paddle shifters, integrated navigation, black or white leather seats, and a power tailgate.
Shoppers looking for a 2.5-liter turbocharged engine can choose from Turbo Premium or Turbo Premium Plus. The Turbo Premium includes all appointments for the premium audio system and the Bose 12-speaker premium audio system. Meanwhile, the Premium Plus layers on a 360-degree camera with front and rear parking sensors, and the Rear Cross Traffic Braking System, which adds adaptive cruise control down to a stop and practical focus on the lane at low speeds.