Comparison - Mazda CX-30 Skyactiv-X 2020 - vs - Ford Explorer Platinum 2020

General

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Make: 
Average Price: 
£
30,795
Updated: 
14 Sep 2019
$
58,250
Updated: 
19 Sep 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2020
2020
Total Seating: 
5
6
Transmission: 
6-speed Automatic
10-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
13.40gals
21.80gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
arctic white solid
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snowflake white pearlescent
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sonic silver metallic
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deep crystal blue mica
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polymetal grey metallic
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jet black mica
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machine grey metallic
#838486
soul red crystal metallic
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Color: 
Magnetic Gray Metallic
#727476
Star White Metallic Tri-coat
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Blue Diamond Metallic
#264154
Rich Copper Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
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Lucid Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
#E60E28
Silver Spruce Metallic
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Agate Black Metallic
#303030
Iconic Silver Metallic
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Electric

Top Speed: 
127mph

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

Perhaps we need to stop calling these cars SUVs, because the new Mazda CX-30 is really just a Mazda 3 on stilts, and all the better for it.

Pros
Excellent dynamics
Interior fit and finish
Audio and infotainment system
Active safety features
Exterior and interior design, practical, makes more sense than a Mazda 3

Cons
Ride felt a tad firm (European spec)
Expected price premium over the Mazda 3
Infotainment housing a little old school
Fits four adults at best

By: 
caradvice.com.au

Slotting into the Mazda SUV lineup in the narrow space between the subcompact CX-3 and the compact CX-5 is the new—and curiously named—CX-30. Why isn't it called CX-4? We asked Mazda: It's kind of a long story. Regardless, we like the way it looks. Mazda's designers gave it a more severely forward-canted rear window and chunkier black-plastic body cladding to help differentiate the 2020 Mazda CX-30 from its other crossover siblings.The 2020 CX-30 shares much of its mechanicals and platform with the all-new Mazda 3 sedan and hatchback, so we expect it to have a 186-hp 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, a six-speed automatic transmission and either front- or all-wheel drive. It's possible that Mazda's new gasoline-powered compression-ignition engine—which the company calls Skyactiv-X—is likely to be available in the CX-30 at some point down the road.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Good car, the Mazda CX-30. Handles well, looks smart and has a lovely interior. But as is always the case with crossovers – the conventional car on which it’s based (in this case the Mazda3 hatchback) is the sensible buy.

Pros
Good-looking,
decent to drive,
lovely interior.

Cons
Cramped rear,
old-fashioned auto.

By: 
topgear.com

The Ford Explorer is fully redesigned for 2020.Part of the sixth Explorer generation introduced for 2020.The 2020 Ford Explorer comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 10-speed shiftable automatic.

Pros
Increased passenger space and cargo room
Rear-wheel-drive platform improves handling and towing
Additional tech and driver assistance features

Cons
Maximum seating capacity is seven, and most are equipped to seat six
The price can get frighteningly expensive in a hurry
Interior materials could be better in the higher trims
Not enough USB ports

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2020 Ford Explorer rediscovers its capable, outdoorsy side without becoming trucklike in any other respect.

Pros
Great ride and handling
Attractive profile, styling
Soft, nicely detailed cabin
Quiet interior

Cons
Cramped third row
Sluggish/drab infotainment
Hybrid emphasizes capability, not mpg

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2020 Ford Explorer ranked #18 in Midsize SUVs. Currently the Ford Explorer has a score of 7.4 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 11 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Impressive standard safety and tech features
Broad, airy cabin
Lots of cargo space
Lineup of powerful, refined engines

Cons
Bland interior in lower trims
So-so upgraded infotainment system

By: 
usnews.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy Info: 
mpg (l/100km)Low/Extra High/Combined-31.4 (9.0)/39.2 (7.2)/40.4 (7.0)
Fuel Economy City USA: 
18.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
24.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
24
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
3.00L
Torque: 
165ft-lbs
at 3 000rpm
380ft-lbs
at 3 500rpm
Horsepower: 
177hp
at 6 000rpm
365hp
at 5 500rpm
Turning Circle: 
17.30Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
yes
Side view Camera: 
no
yes
On steering wheel: 
Audio, Bluetooth and cruise controls on steering wheel
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Mazda Radar Cruise Control (MRCC) (Automatic features Stop & Go function)
Interior Lighting: Front & rear with LED lighting
Engine start / stop button
Steering wheel-mounted audio and Bluetooth® controls
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Heated Steering Wheel
Automatic Parking Assist

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
173.00in
198.80in
Width: 
70.60in
78.90in
Height: 
60.60in
70.20in
Ground Clearance: 
7.00in
8.20in
Front Track: 
61.60in
66.90in
Rear Track: 
61.60in
66.90in
Wheel Base: 
104.50in
119.10in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.00
38.90
Front Hip Room: 
59.20in
Front Leg Room: 
41.60in
43.00in
Front Shoulder Room: 
55.50in
61.80in
Rear Head Room: 
38.30
38.20
Rear Hip Room: 
59.10in
Rear leg room: 
36.20in
39.00in
Rear Shoulder room: 
53.50in
61.90in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
14.90cu.ft
87.80cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1322lbs
5600lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
49.30cu.ft
18.20cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
21.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
22.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
3430.00lbs
4727.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
yes
More Instruments: 
Glovebox with interior illumination
Roof mounted sunglasses holder
Colour 7-inch TFT display (provides speed, traffic signs and Mazda Radar Cruise Control information)

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Smart keyless entry: Allows opening and locking of the vehicle without removing the key from your pocket or bag
12v Electrical power outlet: Located in center console
Hands-Free Entry
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Front passenger’s seat manual slide, recline and height adjustment
Driver’s seat, power tilt, slide, recline
height and lumbar adjustment with memory linked to Head-Up Display and driver side mirror
Heated with 3-stage setting
Stone Leather trim
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Premium Leather
Sport Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Three height-adjustable head restraints
60:40 split fold down rear seats
Folding center armrest
Folding Rear Seatback
Multi-Level Heating
Power Folding Split-Bench Third Row Seats
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Stabilizer Bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Stabilizer Bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Front Independent Suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Dual zone climate-controlled air-conditioning with rear air vents
Electric windows: Front and rear, with one-touch auto down / up
Sun visors: Driver’s and front passenger’s with covered vanity mirror and driver’s ticket holder
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Integrated Bluetooth
hands-free calling
Audio transfer from Bluetooth® devices
8 speakers
single CD / MP3
8.8” TFT Colour centre display
2 USB Charging ports
Located between the driver and front passenger, the Multimedia Commander allows easy control of the advanced connectivity and infotainment system, with information displayed on the 8.8" colour centre screen, includes a separate volume control dial
Bang & Olufsen Premium Brand Speakers
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
USB With External Media Control
6 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
USB Connection
1 Subwoofer(S)
12 Total Speakers
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete) yes

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Front, rain-sensing wipers with adjustable speed
Sunroof: Power tilt and slide
Rear lights:Signature LED rear combination lights with LED rear turn lights
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18"
20 In.
Wheels more: 
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Underbody Mounted Spare Tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
215.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R20

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
ventilated discs
Front disc brakes
Rear brakes: 
Solid disc
solid rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) with Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
Driver Attention Alert (DAA)
e-Call with GPS: Provides a manual or automated message to the emergency services following an accident or sudden illness which includes the vehicles precise location within Europe.
Emergency Stop Signalling System
Emergency tyre repair kit
G-Vectoring Control Plus (GVC Plus): Provides better handling and a smoother ride. Aids in emergency avoidance manoeuvres and offers more control in various situations.
Hill Launch Assist (HLA)
Intelligent Speed Assist (ISA)
Lane-keep Assist System (LAS) with Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS)
Thatcham Accredited alarm and immobiliser
Seatbelts: Front, 3-point (ELR) x 2 with pre-tensioners • • • • • Rear, 3-point (ELR)
Seatbelt reminder audible warning: Driver, passenger and rear seats
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Post-Collision Safety System
Dual Front With Head Protection Chambers Side-Mounted Airbags
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System

Options

Packages: 
Equipment Group 600A
Premium Technology Package
Exterior Options: 
21" Premium Aluminum Wheels
Wheel Lock Kit
Roof Rack Crossbars
License Plate Bracket
Splash Guards
Interior Options: 
All-Weather Floor Mats
2nd Row Bench
Dual-Headrest DVD Rear Seat Entertainment System
Rear Cargo Well Protector
Smokers Kit W/Element

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Ebony, premium leather
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Light Sandstone, premium leather
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