Mazda finally confirmed on Thursday that the 2021 Mazda CX-30 small SUV will get a more potent turbocharged engine.
Like the Mazda 3 sedan and hatchback upon which it is based, the 2021 CX-30 now comes with an available 2.5-liter turbo-4 that makes 250 horsepower and 320 pound-feet of torque when running on 93 octane fuel. Regular 87 octane gas lowers the output to 227 hp and 310 lb-ft. The turbocharged engine comes standard with all-wheel drive.
Mazda didn’t disclose the pricing or trim levels for the uprated engine, but the 2021 Mazda 3 sedan and hatchback suggest a course. The turbo-4 is found in the top model and it comes with a 6-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive; it costs about $6,000 more than the Select trim with its 186-horsepower 2.5-liter inline-4, 6-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive.
The uprated engine in the Mazda 3 builds off…