Mazda CX-30 2.0 e-Skyactiv X MHEV Sport Lux 5dr Review

Category: Family SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP £28,605What Car? Target Price£27,470
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, lumpy ride, tight rear passenger space and relatively small boot. The Skoda Karoq is a much more rounded proposition.

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.

You won’t find a turbocharger on this 2.0-litre engine, so you really have to thrash it past 4000rpm before it feels as strong as its 183bhp and 0-62mph time of 8.3sec suggest. CO2 emissions are low and if you drive it carefully it'll average officially over 50mpg, which is very good.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH8.3 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL

Available colours

MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

49.6

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

430

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

128

g/km

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