Mazda CX-30 review

Category: Family SUV

Section: Interior

Mazda CX-30 2022 interior dashboard
  • Mazda CX-30 2022 front cornering
  • Mazda CX-30 2022 rear cornering
  • Mazda CX-30 2022 interior dashboard
  • Mazda CX-30 2022 interior rear seats
  • Mazda CX-30 2022 interior front seats
  • Mazda CX-30 2022 interior infotainment
  • Mazda CX-30 2022 front left tracking
  • Mazda CX-30 2022 rear right tracking
  • Mazda CX-30 2022 front cornering
  • Mazda CX-30 2022 front left static
  • Mazda CX-30 2022 rear right static
  • Mazda CX-30 2022 alloy wheel detail
  • Mazda CX-30 2022 headlight detail
  • Mazda CX-30 2022 rear lights detail
  • Mazda CX-30 2022 interior front seats
  • Mazda CX-30 2022 interior detail
  • Mazda CX-30 2022 boot open
  • Mazda CX-30 2022 front cornering
  • Mazda CX-30 2022 rear cornering
  • Mazda CX-30 2022 interior dashboard
  • Mazda CX-30 2022 interior rear seats
  • Mazda CX-30 2022 interior front seats
  • Mazda CX-30 2022 interior infotainment
  • Mazda CX-30 2022 front left tracking
  • Mazda CX-30 2022 rear right tracking
  • Mazda CX-30 2022 front cornering
  • Mazda CX-30 2022 front left static
  • Mazda CX-30 2022 rear right static
  • Mazda CX-30 2022 alloy wheel detail
  • Mazda CX-30 2022 headlight detail
  • Mazda CX-30 2022 rear lights detail
  • Mazda CX-30 2022 interior front seats
  • Mazda CX-30 2022 interior detail
  • Mazda CX-30 2022 boot open
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In this section:
  • Driving position and dashboard
  • Visibility, parking sensors and cameras
  • Sat nav and infotainment
  • Quality

Interior

The interior layout, fit and finish

Driving position and dashboard

The Mazda CX-30 gives you a wide range of adjustments for the supportive seat and steering wheel, so almost everyone should be able to get comfortable. There's even a tilt adjustment for the front seat bases, although only the top two trims have adjustable lumbar support. It’ll disappoint anyone who wants an SUV-style raised driving position – it’s barely any loftier than the Mazda 3 hatchback. You’ll be much higher up in a Nissan Qashqai or Skoda Karoq.

Still, in an age of ever more complicated touch-sensitive buttons for basic controls, the CX-30 is a breath of fresh air. It gives you good old-fashioned switches and knobs for the heating and stereo, allowing you to find all the controls by feel once you’ve familiarised yourself with where they are. That reduces the need to take your eyes off the road.

All models get rear parking sensors, with front sensors and a rear-view camera standard on all but the entry-level trim. There’s also an optional bird's eye view camera to give you an overview of your surroundings when manoeuvring, which works very well but is available only on the top-spec GT Sport model.

Every version has LED headlights, while the Sport Lux trim augments these with adaptive LED headlights. You can leave them on main beams and they won't dazzle other road users. 

Mazda CX-30 2022 interior dashboard

Sat nav and infotainment

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