2022 Ford EcoSport vs. 2022 Mazda CX

The subcompact crossover SUV category is booming, with many new models coming onto the market. But which one should you go with? We’ve looked at two of the latest entries in this segment: the 2022 Ford EcoSport and 2022 Mazda CX-30. Read on to find out which one we think is better!

The Ford EcoSport is a smaller crossover SUV with a little style and a lot of utility. It’s just the right size for driving around town and going on day trips. It has enough space for you, your friends, and even two dogs in the back seat (if they’re small). But this might not be the best choice if you want to take on long road trips or tow anything more than a bike rack.

The Mazda CX-30 is another compact crossover that sits below its larger sibling, the CX-5. The CX-30 offers similar passenger and cargo room as its Ford counterpart but provides a lot more power under the hood so that it can perform better off-road and on the pavement.

Design & Style

The 2022 Ford EcoSport’s design is typical of most compact SUVs. It has an aggressive grille, large wheels and tires, and a cargo area that’s more truck-like than car-like. The exterior styling is similar to other SUV models in its class, like the 2020 Chevy Equinox, 2021 Honda CR-V, and 2020 Mazda CX.

The 2022 Mazda CX also has a similar look to other vehicles in its class—but it stands out for having an aggressive front grille with sharp angles on both sides of the hood; rounded headlights; rounded fender flares; wraparound tail lights that flow into each other at the top (like those on the new Audi A8); and side mirrors with some reflective coating instead of just being made from black plastic like most cars have today.

The 2020 Ford EcoSport is more practical than its rival in terms of utility space. Its larger cargo area offers better access to items stored inside, thanks to its liftgate opening system. It also comes with standard roof rails for attaching accessories like bike racks or kayak carriers so you can bring home all your purchases from Trader Joe’s without having to make multiple trips back and forth!

The 2022 Ford EcoSport’s interior design is pretty decent. It has a lot of modern features, like a touchscreen display and an 8-inch infotainment system. The touch controls are very intuitive to use, and the interface is easy to navigate. There are also plenty of USB ports around the cabin for charging your phone or other devices.

The Mazda CX Interior Design doesn’t look as modern or sleek as the Ford’s, but it still has some good things. For example, three types of ambient lighting are available inside this compact SUV.

Technology & Safety

The Mazda CX and Ford EcoSport are equipped with the latest safety features. The CX-3’s optional safety tech includes blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning with lane keep assist, and automatic high beam headlights.

The EcoSport comes standard with antilock disc brakes (ABS), traction control, and brake assist. It also offers blind spot monitoring that uses radar sensors to detect vehicles in your blind spots; a rear cross-traffic alert; a lane departure warning system that helps prevent you from drifting out of your lane.


The Ford EcoSport packs a 2.0-liter engine with 166 horsepower and 149 lb.-ft. of torque. This four-cylinder engine comes with a six-speed automatic or manual transmission, depending on how you want to shift the gears. The Mazda CX30 features a 1.5-liter inline four-cylinder engine that makes 129 horsepower and 112 lb.-ft. of torque, and it’s paired with either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission (in this case, both are automatics).

The Bottom Line

The Mazda CX-30 is not as good as the Ford EcoSport in terms of price or performance. In fact, there’s no reason to buy this vehicle over its competition unless you have some specific needs when it comes to safety or style.

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