Mazda CX-30 Review
Founded in Hiroshima in 1920, Mazda’s history dates back over 100 years. By 1963, Mazda had produced over 1 million vehicles in total and since then the company has become known for producing affordable, quality-performance vehicles. Mazda cars are well-known to be reliable, often offering better reliability than other rivals. Today, one of Mazda’s key models is the Mazda CX-30. This is a compact SUV, which is smaller than its sibling, the Mazda CX-5. But how does this Mazda car compare to other rivals? We’ve decided to thoroughly review the Mazda CX-30 to discover what makes it so desirable.
Mazda CX-30 Interior & Features
GB Vehicle Leasing thinks the inside of the Mazda CX-30 is beautifully designed as it’s based on the popular Mazda3 hatchback. Despite the 430 litres boot space being slightly smaller than rival SUVs like the Nissan Qashqai, it’s still a spacious 5-seater with flexible 60:40 split fold rear seating. The generous leg and headroom mean you can enjoy supreme comfort on all your journeys in this family SUV. Furthermore, the Mazda CX-30 offers smart connectivity features via the versatile Mazda Connect system which is fully compatible with Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay. Other key features as standard include air-conditioning, rear parking sensors, Mazda Radar Cruise Control and LED headlights with auto levelling. Plus, you can really make the Mazda CX-30 your ideal car by adding a range of options and accessories like silver roof rails and a durable boot liner.
As for safety, the Mazda CX-30 provides a safe driving experience which is first-class. This is backed by a five-star Euro NCAP rating, which included an impressive score of 99 per cent in its adult occupancy NCAP assessment. As standard safety and security features, the Mazda CX-30 comes with driver attention alert, traffic sign recognition and e-Call with GPS. Of course, if you select a higher spec, then you can expect more advanced features such as front cross traffic alert and driver monitoring. At GB Vehicle Leasing, we think safety definitely makes the Mazda CX-30 one of the stand-out contenders in the family SUV market.
Mazda CX-30 Engines & Performance
Let’s also review the performance of the Mazda CX-30. This Mazda car has two available engines, both being 2.0-litre petrols and using Mazda M Hybrid technology. This allows the Mazda CX-30 to deliver excellent driving dynamics, whilst also lowering running costs and contributing to lower CO₂ emissions.
Firstly, you could opt for the e-Skyactiv G, which is 2WD and has a 51-litre fuel tank capacity. This also has a top speed of 116mph and provides 122hp. Whereas, the e-SkyActiv X has more power and is often the preferred choice. With the increased 186hp and extra torque, this option can accelerate quicker and has a top speed of 127mph. Also, with the e-SkyActiv X, you can choose either a 2WD or AWD. Regardless of the engine option, this Mazda car has a maximum braked towing capacity of 1,300kg and a maximum roof load of 75kg. In terms of WLTP combined MPG figures, the Mazda CX-30 ranges from 42.8 – 47.9mpg depending on the engine you opt for. As for the overall driving experience, we feel the CX-30 offers excellent handling, as well as being easy to drive.
Currently, the Mazda CX-30 isn’t available as a pure electric version which might disappoint some customers. However, if you’d prefer a fully electric car, then the Mazda MX-30 is definitely worth looking at. As Mazda’s first all-electric vehicle, the Mazda MX-30 is an electric SUV made for modern life with a tasteful, yet minimalistic interior. Like the Mazda CX-30, this electric car offers a comfortable drive and plenty of advanced safety features.
Mazda CX-30 Price & Specifications
Another point to consider when selecting your car is the specification you desire. The Mazda CX-30 is available in a choice of trims – SE-L, SE-L Lux, Sport Lux, GT Sport and GT Sport Tech. Pricing for the entry-level Mazda CX-30 SE-L trim starts from £23,745, which is very similar to the SEAT Ateca. Although, if you upgrade to the Mazda CX-30 Sport Lux which proves a popular choice, then this is priced from £26,345. This comes with bigger wheels, rear privacy glass, adaptive LED headlights and power liftgate.
Alternatively, if you’d prefer the top range Mazda CX-30 GT Sport Tech trim, you can expect prices from £29,045. The high spec of this Mazda includes an upgraded heated steering-wheel, a 12-Speaker Bose surround sound system and 360º view monitor, just to mention a few. With a great range of trims to choose from, the Mazda CX-30 allows you to pick a car which reflects your lifestyle and requirements. As the standard Mazda New Vehicle Warranty, the Mazda CX-30 comes with a 3 years or up to 60,000 miles (whichever comes first) warranty for peace of mind. Plus, this Mazda car has nine colour options to choose from. However, it’s worth noting that Mica, Metallic and Pearlescent Paint is available at an added cost.
Overall, we think the Mazda CX-30 is fantastic and deserves a rating of 4.3/5 stars from GB Vehicle Leasing. With prices starting from £23,745 for the SE-L model, this Mazda car comes with an excellent range of standard features. We feel the Mazda CX-30 combines the finest design features of the Mazda3 hatchback with traditional features of a compact SUV. Combine this with the growing demand for SUVs, and it's easy to see why the Mazda CX-30 remains an appealing option. However, for a similar price, you may prefer the extremely popular Nissan Qashqai which offers a bigger boot space.
So, what do you think of the Mazda CX-30? If you're interested in Mazda CX-30 leasing, click here to view our current deals. Alternatively, contact our car leasing specialists at GB Vehicle Leasing on 0161 667 5338 and we'd be happy to answer any questions you have and talk through the leasing options available to you. Also, why not try our fun Mazda car quiz to see just how much you actually know about the brand and its range of vehicles.