The modelRead full review
If you’re after an SUV with a high-end interior, lots of kit and an economical petrol engine, the Mazda CX-30 should definitely be on your shortlist. But it comes with quite a few shortfalls to be a real contender, such as its lack of low-end performance, tight rear passenger space and relatively small boot. The Skoda Karoq is a much more rounded proposition.
The trimSee full equipment
The most obvious change over SE-L Lux is the addition of 18in alloy wheels and gloss black detailing on the grille and roof pillars. Look closer and you’ll see adaptive LED headlights, privacy glass, a powered tailgate and a sunroof.
The engineSee full engine specs
Despite being a sizeable 2.0-litres in capacity, this engine produces a meagre 120bhp – not much more than some 1.0-litre turbocharged rivals. Performance is alright if you’re prepared to work it hard (0-62mph takes 10.6sec) but lacklustre at low revs. It is economical, though, averaging officially almost 50mpg and it's the best option in the range when you balance performance with the purchase price.
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