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2021 Mazda CX-30 Turbo Pricing, Details Announced

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As of January, consumers will be able to buy the 2021 Mazda CX-30 Turbo starting at $36,250.

As fresh-faced as the Mazda CX-30 is, it’s already getting something new for the 2021 model-year. The Japanese automaker decided to give the small SUV a 2.5L 4-cylinder turbo engine – at least, for those who want it and who opt for the GT variant of the model.

This powertrain is by no means an unknown entity – it’s almost ubiquitous across Mazda product line. The SkyActiv engine delivers a maximum 250 hp and 320 lb-ft of torque when 93-octane gasoline is used. Otherwise, 87-octane fuel gives 227 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque.

And in fact, consumers really are free to use either type of gasoline. Mazda’s engineers had already confirmed to us, during the launch of the turbo-charged CX-5 model, that using lower-octane gas had no repercussions, because the engine had been designed to take in gasoline of all octane levels without its functioning being compromised.

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The GT Turbo edition of the CX-30 comes, no surprise, with all-wheel drive, as well as a 6-speed automatic transmission with Sport mode. And since the GT sits near the top of the trim ladder, there’s a ton of equipment included, notable an 8.8-inch multimedia screen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto applications, keyless access, 12-speaker Bose audio system, dual-zone climate control and rain-detecting wipers.

Buyers of the turbo-fed CX-30 GT also get leather seating, heated front seats, power sunroof, 18-inch alloy wheels, auto-dimming rear-view mirror and of course a few Turbo badges spread around. Expect the expected safety and drive-assist systems as well.

The 2021 Mazda CX-30 Turbo should arrive at dealerships in January of next year, carrying a sticker price of $36,250.

See also: 2021 Mazda CX-30: Details and pricing for Canada

2021 Mazda CX-30 Turbo, three-quarters front
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2021 Mazda CX-30 Turbo, three-quarters front
2021 Mazda CX-30 Turbo, badging
Photo: Mazda
2021 Mazda CX-30 Turbo, badging