2021 Mazda CX-30
Features & Specs
2021 Chevrolet Trax
94.1 cubic feet
Passenger volume
92.8 cubic feet
104.4 inches
100.6 inches
8 inches
Minimum ground clearance
6.2 inches
Max horsepower

2021 Mazda CX-30 vs Chevrolet Trax

When shopping for a new compact SUV it seems like the list of options just keeps going, making deciding on just one feel like a possible decision. Here at Pearson Mazda, we want you to feel confident in your decision. This is why we've taken the 2021 Mazda CX-30 and put it head to head with its top competitor, the Chevy Trax. Continue reading below to see the specifications and features of both of these impressive vehicles to compare and contrast!

2021 Mazda CX-30 Power & Handling

The 2021 CX-30 comes standard with a 2.5L I4 engine that provides 186 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque. An available engine is a 2.5L turbocharged I4 engine that turns it up to 227 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. These numbers can be enhanced to 250 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque when 93 octane gas is used instead of 87 octane. Both engines are mated to a smooth-shifting 6-speed automatic transmission and a front-wheel-drive system. All-wheel drive is an available option on all trim levels.

2021 Chevrolet Trax Power & Handling

Only one engine comes under the hood of the 2021 Chevy Trax. It is a 1.4L turbocharged I4 that kicks out just 155 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque. Like its Mazda counterpart, the Trax engine is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission and utilizes a front-wheel-drive system. Also like the CX-30 all-wheel drive is an available option.

2021 Mazda CX-30 Features & Design

The 2021 CX-30 has a sporty road presence with an aggressive front end, a sport mesh grille, and LED exterior lighting. The CX-30 features black trim on the front and rear bumpers, lower cladding, and wheel wells, and rides on 16-inch alloy wheels. The interior features an 8.8-inch infotainment touchscreen, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto integration, keyless entry, push-button start, cloth seating, a 60/40 split-folding rear seat, and more. Standard driver assists include a backup camera, adaptive cruise control, rain-sensing wipers, lane-keep assist, and automatic high beams. Higher trim levels feature things like 18-inch alloy wheels, a powered sunroof, a powered tailgate, roof rails, leather upholstery, heated front seats, power-adjustable front seats with two-position memory, dual-zone automatic climate control, a 12-speaker Bose sound system, blindspot monitoring, and much more.

2021 Chevrolet Trax Features & Design

The 2021 Chevy Trax only comes in two trim levels, LS and LT. Some standard features include a 60/40 folding rear seat, a 7-inch infotainment touchscreen, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, a backup camera, cloth seating, and keyless entry/push-button start. The top-level LT trim comes with a remote start, simulated leather-trimmed seats, LED daytime running lights, and tinted rear windows. The LT trim is eligible for the optional Driver Confidence Package that adds blindspot monitoring with rear cross-path detection and rear parking sensors.


The compact SUV class may be crowded, but after taking a close-up look at the 2021 Mazda CX-30 and the Chevy Trax, it's clear that the CX-30 simply offers more power, more driver assists, and more standard and available features than the Trax, making it the clear choice for anyone looking within the compact SUV segment. If you're interested in getting into a new CX-30, you can find our full inventory right here on our website where you can also apply for financing and appraise your trade-in vehicle. We also invite you to come on down to Pearson Mazda where a friendly sales expert will be happy to accompany you on a test drive. We look forward to working with you!

Make an Inquiry