- mazda has confirmed that the 2021 cx-30 will be offered with a turbocharged 2.5-liter inline-four.
- the turbo model comes standard with all-wheel drive and makes 250 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque.
- the 2021 cx-30 turbo will go on sale in the u.s. by the end of the year.
mazda has officially confirmed that the cx-30 subcompact crossover will soon be available with a more powerful turbocharged engine. the 2021 cx-30 turbo has the same turbocharged 2.5-liter inline-four found in many other mazdas, producing 250 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque.
that's a whole lot more power than any of the cx-30's competitors; the only one that even comes close is the kia soul, which offers a 201-hp turbo-four. the cx-30 turbo will come standard with all-wheel drive and a six-speed automatic transmission. it's differentiated from the nonturbo model via black 18-inch wheels, black side mirrors, larger exhaust tips, and a turbo badge on the rear.
the standard nonturbo 2021 cx-30 has a naturally aspirated 2.5-liter inline-four with 186 horsepower. we recorded a zero-to-60-mph time of 8.1 seconds for an all-wheel-drive nonturbo model, and we can expect the turbo to be significantly quicker than that once we're able to get one to our test track.
mazda has yet to announce pricing for the cx-30 turbo, but we assume it will follow the lead of the related mazda 3 turbo and offer the engine upgrade only on upper trim levels. that means the turbo will likely start above $30,000, as the top premium trim currently starts at $29,650. mazda says the turbo will start arriving at u.s. dealerships by the end of the year.