Review: Mazda CX-30

The market for small SUVs is huge at the moment. A hatchback on stilts means a more comfortable and roomier interior with an elevated driving position- you can see why they are well liked. The Mazda CX-30 fits into this category. It slots between the CX-3 and CX-5 in their range and for that reason it is called the CX-30. I do not understand that either but naming aside, let us see what it has to offer.


The main competitors for the CX-30 are the Volkswagen T-Roc and Toyots C-HR. This vehicle class is usually a sporty SUV with a hyphenated name it seems. The Mazda features sporty styling, like the Mazda 3 hatchback but has some added versatility.

Image: Elegant interior, full of technology (picture courtesy of Mazda)


The CX-30 comes with an 8.8 inch navigation and infotainment system as well as rear parking sensors, LED headlights and some snazzy 16-inch alloys.

The materials within the cabin of the Mazda have been compared to German car standards, high praise indeed, and put together like Mazda’s always are- properly. The build-quality, added to the technology added as standard make the Mazda stand-out when it comes to interior standards.


Mazda only offer the CX-30 with a 2.0 litre petrol engine and mild hybrid- with even the least powerful producing 122hp. You will notice the amount of comfort afforded by the higher driving position than a hatchback- it skips over bumps and potholes around town.

Mazda claims 45.6mpg for the CX-30 and because it has an unstrained, none-turbocharged engine, that should be what you get consistently in the real-world too.

Image: Sporty styling and versatile design (picture courtesy of Mazda)

Compared to the likes of the Quashqai and other similar vehicles, it is much more of a driver’s car. Satisfying steering and well-placed pedals mean driving can be fun in the Mazda.

How Can We Help?

If you like the sound of the CX-30, we can offer a solution to just that at VM Vehicle Solutions. Find out more about leasing for yourself or as a fleet on our website or get in touch with us directly at 01384 279 471.

As always, thanks for reading and we hope to hear from you soon!

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