The best subcompact SUVs of 2020 review: Hyundai Kona and Mazda CX-30

The automotive market in 2020 was enriched by a great variety of brand new model of cars as well as improved models that had already been available to drivers. Undeniably, one of the most popular model of cars in 2020 is SUV which is frequently chosen by people with absolutely diverse needs.

One of the subcategories of SUVs are so-called subcompact SUVs. Subcompact SUVs are featured by the combined volume between the cargo area of the car and the passengers ranging from 85 cubic feet and 99 cubic feet. While compared to compact SUVs, subcompacts cars have a bit less space for their passengers and cargo. If you are interested in purchasing a subcompact SUV, you should pay your attention to these two 2020 models which are regarded as particularly successful ones by many automotive experts.

Hyundai Kona

Hyundai Kona is a 2020 subcompact SUV model with an outstanding design and a powerful turbo engine. You will find a variety of features allowing you to customise the car’s setting according to your own preferences. At the same time, Hyundai Kona has rather numb rack-pinion steering and doesn’t provide its passengers and driver with a particularly large cargo space.

Hyundai Kona 2021 available in 12 various packages including Kona SEL Plus Auto AWD, Kona Night DCT FWD and Kona SE Auto AWD. Below, you will find some specification for the Kona Ultimate DCT FWD Package.

According to the EPA classification, this model is a small SUV 2WD. The drivetrain of Kona is based on the front wheels. The engine of the car is 1.6 L/97 and it is using the system of the direct injection of gasoline. The type of the Kona’s engine is Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4.

The maximum horsepower of Hyundai Kona is 175/5500 RPM whereas the maximum torque is 195/1500 RPM. The car is equipped into 7 transmission speeds.

The fuel capacity of Hyundai Kona is 13.2. The range in miles for the city usage and highway usage is 369.60 and 422.40.

The length of Hyundai Kona is 164 inches. Its width without mirrors is 70.9 inches whereas its height is 61.6 inches. The minimum ground clearance of this model is 6.7 inches. Inside, the car has five seats.

The suspension type of the front wheel in Hyundai Kona is strut whereas the rear suspension is of the torsion beam type. The car is equipped into the four-wheel disc brake type. The anti-lock-braking system is working with all the four wheels of the car. The wheels of Hyundai Kona are made of aluminium. The front and the back wheels are of the same size of 18 X 7.5 inches. The tire size for all of the wheels is the same: P235/45HR18.

The maximum capacity of the car’s alternator is 130 amps.

The price for this car starts from 22 000 USD which is quite affordable.

Mazda CX-30

Mazda CX-30 is another great option for people who are looking for an SUV model designed in 2020. This car is available in eight different packages such as CX-30 Premium Package FWD or CX-30 Select Package AWD.

Mazda CX-30 is particularly good for those drivers who are looking for an SUV model featured by near-premium quality for a moderate price. The price for Mazda CX-30 starts from 26 400 USD and offers you a particularly convenient cabin as well as a variety of technical options. Still, you would pay your attention to the fact this car doesn’t have a turbo engine which makes it somewhat slower than some of the cars of the same price category. Actually, a cheaper car of the Mazda 3 hatchback model is not less practical than Mazda CX-30 which is more expensive.

Let’s look at some of the details of this vehicle.

Mazda CX-30 is featured by all-wheel drivetrain. The type of the engine and the fuel it requires are regular unleaded I-4. The fuel system of the car is direct gasoline injection. The maximum horsepower of the car is 186/6000 whereas the maximum torque is 186/4000 RPM.

The transmission system used in Mazda CX-30 is automatic w/OD. There are 6 transmission speeds in this car model. The range of miles made by the car in the city is 304.80 miles whereas the highway mileage is 393.70 miles. The fuel capacity of Mazda CX-30 is 12.7.

Mazda CX-30 is featured by the length of 173 inches and the width of 70.7 inches (measured without mirrors). The height of the car is 61.7 inches whereas the minimum ground clearance is 8 inches.

The seating capacity of Mazda CX-30 is five passengers with the total passenger volume of 94.1 cubic feet.

The steering type used in this model of Mazda is rack-pinion with the turning diameter of 34.8.

The suspension of the front wheels is of the strut type whereas the rear suspension type is torsion beam. The break type in Mazda CX-30 is 4-wheel disc and the anti-lock-braking system is also used in all the four wheels. The size of the front and rear wheels is the same and equal to 18 X 7. The wheels are made of aluminium and are using the tires of the P215/55HR18 size.

The maximum capacity of the alternator in Mazda CX-30 is 130 amps.