Top 5 subcompact SUVs: the 2021 Mazda CX-30 stands out!

Year after year, we see the competition growing in the subcompact SUV market, a category that combines the practicality of an SUV with both economy and convenience. Automakers have been in lock-step with each other, creating more compelling vehicles with each passing year, but one new player emerged as a game changer in 2020. The Mazda CX-30, now with its second-year model in 2021, shines brighter than the rest, as much for its sporty, sleek design as for its smooth engine!

Baie-Comeau Mazda, located on the Côte-Nord near Pointe-Lebel and Chute-aux-Outardes, brings you the top 5 sub-compact SUVs for 2021. Whether you’re looking to buy a new or pre-owned automobile in Baie-Comeau, your Mazda dealer has the perfect car for you!


In this SUV category, we see that Japanese and Korean vehicles are well represented, but there’s one American model that stands out from the pack.

The Chevrolet Trailblazer features a rugged exterior with sharp lines and an eye-catching two-tone finish. Despite its limited engine performance, the Trailblazer has the added benefit of being able to tow loads, in addition to having plenty of cargo and luggage space.

The Subaru Crosstrek is also widely recognized as one of the top contenders in the category, not least because it comes with standard all-wheel drive. Fans of manual transmission will also like the option of a stick shift on one of the models, and the automaker’s main focus is on impeccable drivability and road handling. The Korean-made Hyundai Kona and Kia Seltos SUVs also stand out for their advanced technology and handling capabilities, and they both have similar features.

But only one subcompact SUV manages to combine all of the features of the other vehicles in its class, and much more, under one hood: the Mazda CX-30. Bridging the gap between the CX-3 and CX-5, the CX-30 and is a wonderful addition to the series: Sleek, stylish, and a real showstopper.

Not only is it one of the most aesthetically pleasing, the CX-30 is all about customization with 3 types of engines to choose from and a variety of power train options. You can choose between a 2.0 L engine, a 2.5 L engine with 186 horsepower or the latest 2.0 L turbo engine with 227 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque!

This is just one of the ways this vehicle ranks as one of the most fun-to-drive SUVs in its class: and unlike other models, it’s got the muscle, manoeuvrability and power to spare, without making any concessions on interior space and drivability. What’s more, the vehicle is incredibly steady and responsive, with traction control, enhanced control on all road conditions, dynamic stability control and hill start assist, to name just a few of its qualities.

Mazda CX-30 interior with luxury brown leather

It also features one of the most upmarket and comfortable interiors, unlike Kia and Hyundai vehicles, for instance, that fall short in this area. Naturally, the car comes equipped with heated front seats and is soundproofed, so you can enjoy premium sound, courtesy of the optional Bose sound system.

When it comes to advanced technologies, the CX-30 delivers. The 8.8-inch intuitive touchscreen display includes Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Bluetooth capabilities. Additional SiriusXM satellite, Traffic Plus and Travel Link subscriptions come standard with the most luxurious CX-30 GT model.

And Mazda never compromises on safety, incorporating technologies such as a Blind Spot Monitor System and Rear Cross Traffic Alerts. In addition, the car can also assist with front and rear braking, it can alert you to pedestrian traffic, prevent you from drifting out of your lane, and much more.

In short, you can find several good vehicle options in the subcompact category, but Mazda really outshines its rivals with the CX-30 SUV, a comfortable, stylish, safe and easy-to-drive vehicle.


Your Baie-Comeau Mazda dealership carries a large selection of high-end Mazda vehicles, both new and pre-owned. Whatever your needs, our Baie-Comeau team can help you find the perfect vehicle, whether you need a car for the city or to drive off the beaten track. Take advantage of our great deals and promotions, customized financing plans and so much more at Baie-Comeau Mazda: our team is waiting for you!

red 2021 mazda cx-30 vehicle seen from above with mazda baie-comeau logo

Posted on Mar 02, 2021