One of the top performers in the ever-expanding and pricey compact segment of enduring best-sellers,

such as the Toyota RAV4 and Chevy Equinox, is the Mazda CX-30, which belongs  

to the subcompact utility class. This relatively new market segment was born

need for affordable, tough-looking AWDers that were becoming increasingly out of reach.

The CX-30 defies a popular trend in its market by providing entry-level cars with front-wheel drive

as standard, with the option to upgrade to all-wheel drive for an additional fee.