What Car? says...
The Mazda CX-30 name is more than a little confusing. There isn't another SUV in Mazda's current portfolio that has a higher number in its name, yet the CX-30 isn't Mazda's biggest SUV.
No, that gong goes to the Mazda CX-5, while the smaller CX-30 slots neatly into our family SUV category. Still with us at the back? Hopefully. Anyway, you may not have twigged from looking at it, but the CX-30 is based on the Mazda 3 family hatchback, so it’s actually compact enough to feel at home in the city.
The signs are encouraging. While the CX-30 was too new to be included in the 2021 What Car? Reliability Survey, Mazda finished eighth out of 30 brands, with an average score of 95.9%. The CX-30’s warranty is a fairly typical three years and 60,000 miles of cover. Read more here
You can’t have the CX-30 as a full electric car, or as a hybrid capable of running on electric power for short distances. However, both available engines have mild-hybrid tech, with an electric motor that can provide assistance to reduce the strain on the engine and improve efficiency. Read more here
Neither CX-30 engine is particularly strong, so we’d save money by choosing the cheapest – the 120bhp e-Skyactiv G petrol. We’d recommend the SE-L Lux trim because it adds heated front seats, climate control, front parking sensors and a rear-view camera to the generous standard spec. Read more here
No. The Mazda CX-30 is smaller than the CX-5, but bigger than the CX-3. The CX-30 has enough space for a six-foot passenger to fit behind a driver of a similar size, but its small rear windows might leave people in the back feeling claustrophobic. Read more here
According to the independent safety experts at Euro NCAP, the Mazda CX-30 provides outstanding adult occupant protection. Its child occupant protection score wasn’t quite so impressive due to some whiplash concerns, but the CX-30 still did enough to earn Euro NCAP’s maximum five-star rating. Read more here
The CX-30’s boot has a capacity of 430 litres, so it’s far from tiny, but it’s still smaller than those of many rival family SUVs. For example, the Nissan Qashqai (504 litres) and the Skoda Karoq (521 litres) give you more boot space. Read more here
|RRP price range||£24,645 - £36,055|
|Number of trims (see all)||7|
|Number of engines (see all)||2|
|Available fuel types (which is best for you?)||petrol|
|MPG range across all versions||42.8 - 50.4|
|Available doors options||5|
|Company car tax at 20% (min/max)||£1,462 / £2,361|
|Company car tax at 40% (min/max)||£2,923 / £4,722|