The Mazda CX-30 and the Mazda CX-50 - A By-the-Numbers Review to Help You Choose

When it comes to selecting your next car or SUV, choosing to invest in a New Mazda is the easy decision. Picking which well-equipped, impeccably crafted Mazda model is perfect for your needs can be a little harder. But that's where the pros at Ramsey Mazda in Urbandale come in. Not only can we help you research the lineup and select the best fit, but we can also set up for a test drive and help you finance your new world-class Mazda, all at our conveniently located dealership near Des Moines.

Take the Mazda CX-30 and the Mazda CX-50, for example. Both compact SUVs are recent additions to our lineup, and both offer the world-renowned interior craftsmanship and performance that are signature to the Mazda brand name. So, how do you choose which one is best for you? Lean on our expert team for guidance and let us show you everything you need to know, with this side-by-side and by-the-numbers comparison.

Mazda CX-30 vs. Mazda CX-50

  • Size. The most important difference between these two high-quality SUVs is their size. A key consideration for most shoppers, the Mazda CX-30 is the smallest SUV from our favorite brand name as a petite, subcompact option, while the Mazda CX-50 is slightly larger, falling into the compact class. Looking at what this means by the numbers, the CX-50 is around 12 inches longer, 5 inches wider, and a little taller than the CX-30.
  • Interior. Both SUVs seat five people, have two rows, and four doors, with ample rear cargo space for groceries, suitcases, and more. However, as the larger of the two SUVs, the Mazda CX-50 does offer slightly more headroom, shoulder room, and backseat legroom than the CX-30. For you as the driver, though, you'll find the two are comparable for your front seat comfort, with identical amounts of driver's legroom in both models.
  • Power. Mazda is known for delivering a responsive and smooth level of performance in all of their vehicles, and both the CX-30 and the CX-50 continue that tradition with engaging handling and easy drivability. Regardless of which model you choose, you can look forward to different engine options in both lineups, with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine standard on both SUVs, and an optional upgrade from a turbocharged engine on upper trims also available on both. These SUVs also come with the added peace of mind and traction of standard all-wheel drive a well, making them an easy choice for SUV fans.
  • Cargo Space. As the larger of the two SUVs, the Mazda CX-50 has a larger cargo hold than the CX-30. Behind the backseat of the CX-50, you can look forward to up to 31.4 cubic feet of cargo capacity, while the CX-30 accommodates 20.2 cubic feet.
  • Features. As two stellar models from the renowned Mazda brand, you can trust that both the CX-30 and the CX-50 have a robust list of features you'll love. Like other models in the Mazda lineup, these SUVs come with the latest connectivity and safety amenities, with many listed as standard equipment and many others optional or on other trims.


With nearly identical power outputs and features, the Mazda CX-50 and the Mazda CX-30 have more in common than they have differences. If you're the type of driver that prefers a petite vehicle that can park in any spot and maneuvers well in traffic, the CX-30 is the right fit for your needs. However, if you require a slightly more spacious model that can hold a lot of cargo and is rugged for light trail rides, the CX-50 is ideal for you. The choice comes down to personal preference and style.

Meet Both Impressive Mazda SUVs in Person

The best way to make the final decision between the two Mazda SUVs is to meet them in person and take a test drive. When you're ready for this next step, we're ready to help. We invite you to contact us soon and let us set you up behind the wheel of a state-of-the-art, head-turning Mazda vehicle in Urbandale.

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