New 2021 Mazda CX-30 2.5 Turbo Confirmed

Liz Kim | Sep 17, 2020

Mazda will offer a new engine option in its small SUV for the 2021 model year. Equipped with a turbocharged 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine, the 2021 Mazda CX-30 2.5 Turbo will provide 250 horsepower, 320 lb.-ft. of torque, and include all-wheel drive as standard equipment.

2021 Mazda CX-30 2.5 Turbo Machine Gray Front Quarter View

Keep in mind that you unlock the engine’s full 250 horsepower and 320 lb.-ft. only when burning 93-octane fuel. Using regular 87-octane gas will result in 227 horsepower and 310 lb.-ft. Still, that’s a notable upgrade over the base 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine’s 186 horsepower and 186 lb.-ft. A 6-speed automatic transmission delivers power to all four wheels through Mazda’s i-Activ AWD system. 

This turbocharged engine is the same one Mazda uses under the hoods of the CX-30’s bigger SUV siblings, the CX-5 and CX-9, as well as the Mazda3 sedan and hatchback and Mazda 6 midsize sedan. 

Mazda also announced new active safety technologies that will be available exclusively on the 2021 CX-30 2.5 Turbo. They include rear automatic emergency braking that works in conjunction with the rear cross-traffic warning system and traffic jam assistance that accelerates, brakes, steers, and centers the CX-30 in its lane when the SUV is traveling under 40 mph.

Visually, the 2.5 Turbo distinguishes itself with black 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, larger exhaust outlets, black-painted side mirrors, and a Turbo badge on the tailgate. 

The 2021 Mazda CX-30 2.5 Turbo will be in showrooms by the end of this year. Mazda will announce prices closer to that date.

The information in this article is from Mazda. It was accurate on September 17, 2020, but may have changed since that date.

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