Comparison - Mazda CX-30 Skyactiv-X Sport Lux 2020 - vs - Kia Sorento PHEV 2022

General

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Also called:

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Also called:

Kia Sorento R,Naza Sorento

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
£
30,795
Updated: 
14 Sep 2019
$
44,990
Updated: 
19 Aug 2021
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2020
2022
Total Seating: 
5
6
Transmission: 
6-speed Automatic
6-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
4
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
13.40gals
17.70gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
arctic white solid
#B3B3B3
snowflake white pearlescent
#F3F5F4
sonic silver metallic
#A7ACAF
deep crystal blue mica
#13223D
polymetal grey metallic
#48515E
jet black mica
#151517
machine grey metallic
#838486
soul red crystal metallic
#A51618
Color: 
Silky Silver
#D7D7D7
Aurora Black Pearl
#141414
Runway Red
#F21A27
Gravity Blue
#273A5B
Snow White Pearl
#FFFFFF
Steel Gray
#ADB0B3
Platinum Graphite
#61656A

Electric

Full Charge Time: 
3.4 hr. EPA Time To Charge Battery (At 240V)
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

All-new plug-in hybrid model

Pros
Impressive number of standard and optional features
Lots of second- and third-row legroom for the class
Sharp-looking and easy-to-use infotainment system

Cons
Not as compact as the last-generation Sorento

By: 
edmunds.com

A plug-in-hybrid model joins the Sorento lineup for the 2022 model year. Its powertrain combines a turbocharged four-cylinder and six-speed automatic transmission with an electric motor for a total system output of 261 horsepower. All-wheel drive is standard, and Kia claims the plug-in Sorento has a combined fuel-economy rating of 79 MPGe and an electric-only range of 32 miles. While we don't know how much the PHEV variant will cost, we know it'll be offered in two top-tier trims: SX and SX-P.

Pros
Looks classy and rugged inside and out,
lots of powertrain options,
pleasant to drive,
and comfy to ride in.

Cons
Adults should avoid the third row,
bigger touchscreen skips wireless smartphone mirroring,
cargo space can be compromised.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Premium 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: 
35.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
33.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Hybrid

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
1.60L
Torque: 
165ft-lbs
at 3 000rpm
258ft-lbs
Horsepower: 
177hp
at 6 000rpm
261hp
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
17.30Feet
37.90Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
no
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
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio, Bluetooth and cruise controls on steering wheel
Audio And Cruise 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
Adaptive Cruise Control
Keyless Ignition
Manual Rear Seat Easy Entry
Rear Parking Sensors
Leather Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
173.00in
189.40in
Width: 
70.60in
74.80in
Height: 
60.60in
66.70in
Ground Clearance: 
7.00in
6.90in
Front Track: 
61.60in
Rear Track: 
61.60in
Wheel Base: 
104.50in
110.80in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.00
40.30
Rear Head Room: 
38.30
39.10
Front Leg Room: 
41.60in
41.40in
Rear leg room: 
36.20in
40.30in
Front Hip Room: 
55.60in
Front Shoulder Room: 
55.50in
59.10in
Rear Hip Room: 
55.10in
Rear Shoulder room: 
53.50in
58.10in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
14.90cu.ft
75.50cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1322lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
49.30cu.ft
12.60cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
16.80degrees
Angle of Departure: 
21.30degrees
Curb Weight: 
3430.00lbs
4537.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
no
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
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry
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
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Leatherette
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Three height-adjustable head restraints
60:40 split fold down rear seats
Folding Rear Seatback
Manual Folding Split-Bench Third Row Seats
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Reclining Rear Seats

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
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Dual Zone Front Climate Control

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
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
6 Total Speakers
USB Connection
USB With External Media Control

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"
19 X 7.5 In.
Wheels more: 
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
215.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R19

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
ventilated discs
Ventilated Front Disc
Stability control: 
yes
yes
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
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
no
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
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
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Post-Collision Safety System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
4-Wheel ABS
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Turn Signal Mirrors

Options

Packages: 
Panoramic Sunroof Package
Exterior Options: 
Mud Guards
Cross Bars
Bumper Applique Texture
Tow Hitch
Wheel Locks
Illuminated Scuff Plates
Side Step Bars
Interior Options: 
Interior Lighting Kit
EC Mirror W/HomeLink
Cargo Tray, Folding
Cargo Mat, Carpeted W/Seatback Protection
Cargo Net, Hybrid
Cargo Cover
Carpeted Floor Mats
Cargo Net
Rear Seat Entertainment

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Gray , leatherette
#A19F9D
Black, leatherette
#262627