The compact crossover SUV market highly favors the 2023 Mazda CX-30 and the 2023 Hyundai Kona. These vehicles are well-received due to their attractive and contemporary external designs, roomy and comfortable interiors, as well as advanced safety features. However, there are notable distinctions to consider when choosing between these two models. The Mazda CX-30 stands out with its sportier driving dynamics, thanks to a more potent engine and agile maneuverability. On the other hand, the Hyundai Kona provides a more fuel-efficient alternative by offering a hybrid engine option.
Furthermore, when it comes to pricing, the Mazda CX-30 has a slightly elevated starting price compared to the Hyundai Kona. Ultimately, deciding between these two cars will depend on individual preferences and priorities. At Kelly Mazda, Scranton, PA, we have conducted a thorough analysis of the features and specifications of the recently launched 2023 Mazda CX-30, juxtaposed with the brand-new 2023 Hyundai Kona, a subcompact SUV currently available on the market.
2023 mazda cx-30
2023 hyundai kona
||2.0L MPI 4-cylinder engine
|250 hp & 320 lb.-ft||Engine horsepower (hp)/engine torque (lb.-ft.)||147 hp & 132 lb.-ft|
|20.2 cubic feet||Cargo Volume
||19.2 cubic feet|
The starting price of the 2023 Mazda CX-30 is slightly higher at $22,950, compared to the Hyundai Kona, which has an MSRP of $22,950. Mazda offers two engine options for the CX-30: a 2.5-liter four-cylinder with 186 horsepower and a turbocharged 2.5-liter engine that delivers an exhilarating 250 horsepower. Both engines are paired with a standard six-speed automatic transmission that transfers power to the wheels.
Additionally, the 2023 Mazda CX-30 stands out by including a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, providing improved responsiveness and efficiency compared to the 2023 Hyundai Kona. Ultimately, the decision between these two SUVs will depend on your personal preferences and priorities. It's worth noting that the CX-30 offers greater versatility with eight available trims, while the 2023 Kona is limited to five trim levels.
At Kelly Mazda in Scranton, PA, we have the CX-30 readily available in our inventory, allowing you to explore further details and other cutting-edge Mazda models. You can also schedule a test drive at our dealership to experience your preferred vehicle firsthand and up close.