2023 Mazda CX-30 (Mazda)

2023 Mazda CX-30 (Mazda)

2023 Mazda CX-30

Mazda continues to lead the way when it comes to providing practical value.

  • By Larry Lark
  • Wednesday, November 30, 2022 11:30am
  • LifeCars

The 2023 Mazda CX-30 2.5 Turbo Premium Plus crossover delivers all the features and options needed- and then some – at an affordable price families can afford.

With a starting price of $22,950 for the base model, additional models include the 2.5 S, 2.5 S Select, 2.5 S Preferred, 2.5 S Carbon Edition, 2.5 S Premium, 2.5 Turbo Premium, and my top-of-the-line tester, the 2.5 Turbo Premium Plus that tops out at $36,345.

All trims comes with the latest I-Activ AWD system as standard, which enhances performance by focusing on improved driving dynamics, handling, and vehicle control that help the driver enjoy the experience on most terrains and conditions.

CX-30 handled heavy rains, standing water conditions, and gravel surfaces without fault, but just missed our first “snow event” of the year.

Powered by a 2.5-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine paired with a six-speed automatic transmission with sport mode, the duo generates 227-horsepower, and 310 lb-ft of torque. Thanks to cylinder-deactivation technology, the CX-30 delivers 30 miles per gallon fuel efficiency down the highway as rated by the EPA.

CX-30 seats up to five adults in comfort, with a small cargo area behind the second-row seat to tote groceries and Christmas presents. The split/fold second-seat folds flat to provide more storage capacity when needed.

The well-appointed interior features an 8.8-inch center display, the latest Mazda Connect infotainment system, and integrated Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Other amenities include a Bose 12-speaker premium sound system, dual USB inputs, seven-inch LCD multi-information gauge display, push button start, remote keyless illuminated entry system, black cloth seats, rearview camera, climate control, electronic parking brake, speed sensitive automatic power doors locks, and power windows with one-touch automatic up/down.

Other amenities include a power liftgate, heated steering wheel with paddle shifters, available black or white leather seats, navigation system, active driving display with traffic sign recognition, adaptive front-lighting system, shark fin antenna, frameless auto-dim rearview mirror, heated door mirrors with memory positioning, LED signature illumination headlights and taillights, gloss black exterior accents, and black metallic 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels.

Standard i-Activsense safety features include radar cruise control with stop and go, smart brake support, high beam control, and lane departure warning with lane keep assist. The recipient of an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award the previous model year, all 2023 CX-30 models have been updated to be compliant with IIHS’ newest safety protocols. These enhancements include the addition of rear side airbags, rear seat belt pre-tensioners, B and C-pillar improvements, and a shin pad to front and rear door trims.

The Turbo Premium Plus completes the exceptional packaging with the addition of many convenience features. This top-level package includes a 360° view monitor with front and rear parking sensors, rear direction base safety, which includes smart brake support-rear and rear cross-traffic braking, traffic jam assist, Homelink added to the frameless auto-dim rearview mirror, and auto-dim driver’s door mirror.

Mazda continues to lead the way when it comes to providing practical value. Pick the option that suits your family best, save some money, and drive with peace of mind. Not a bad combination.

Base Price: $35,665

Price As Driven: $36,345

Destination charge is included in base price. Vehicles are provided by the manufacturer. List price may vary at local dealerships.

Talk to us

> Give us your news tips.

> Send us a letter to the editor.

> More Herald contact information.

More in Life

(Photo provided by Lexus)
2024 Lexus TX brings three-row seating back to the SUV lineup

The new luxury SUV is available in three versions, including two with hybrid powertrains.

Mukilteo Police Chief Andy Illyn and the graphic he created. He is currently attending the 10-week FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. (Photo provided by Andy Illyn)
Help wanted: Unicorns for ‘pure magic’ career with Mukilteo police

“There’s a whole population who would be amazing police officers” but never considered it, the police chief said.

To most, tiles are utilitarian. To some, they’re a sought-after art form.

Collectors particularly prize tiles made by early 20th century art potteries. This Wheatley piece sold for $216 at auction.

Spring plant sales in Snohomish County

Find perennials, vegetable starts, shrubs and more at these sales, which raise money for horticulture scholarships.

beautiful colors of rhododendron flowers
With its big, bright blooms, Washington’s state flower is wowing once again

Whether dwarf or absolutely ginormous, rhodies put on a grand show each spring. Plus, they love the Pacific Northwest.

Whidbey duo uses fencing to teach self-discipline, sportsmanship to youth

Bob Tearse and Joseph Kleinman are sharing their sword-fighting expertise with young people on south Whidbey Island.

Craig Chambers takes orders while working behind the bar at Obsidian Beer Hall on Friday, April 12, 2024, in downtown Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Obsidian Beer Hall takes over former Toggle’s space in downtown Everett

Beyond beer, the Black-owned taphouse boasts a chill vibe with plush sofas, art on the walls and hip-hop on the speakers.

Glimpse the ancient past in northeast England

Hadrian’s Wall stretches 73 miles across the isle. It’s still one of England’s most thought-provoking sights.

I accidentally paid twice for my hotel. Can I get a refund?

Why did Valeska Wehr pay twice for her stay at a Marriott property in Boston? And why won’t Booking.com help her?

How do you want your kids to remember you when they grow up?

Childhood flies by, especially for parents. So how should we approach this limited time while our kids are still kids?

Dalton Dover performs during the 2023 CMA Fest on Friday, June 9, 2023, at the Spotify House in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP)
Music, theater and more: What’s happening in Snohomish County

The Red Hot Chili Pipers come to Edmonds, and country artist Dalton Dover performs Friday as part of the Everett Stampede.

Lily Gladstone poses at the premiere of the Hulu miniseries "Under the Bridge" at the DGA Theatre, Monday, April 15, 2024, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Mountlake Terrace’s Lily Gladstone plays cop in Hulu’s ‘Under the Bridge’

The true-crime drama started streaming Wednesday. It’s Gladstone’s first part since her star turn in “Killers of the Flower Moon.”

Support local journalism

If you value local news, make a gift now to support the trusted journalism you get in The Daily Herald. Donations processed in this system are not tax deductible.