Mazda CX-30 review

Category: Family SUV

Section: Passenger & boot space

Mazda CX-30 2022 interior rear seats
  • 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:
  • Front space
  • Rear space
  • Seat folding and flexibility
  • Boot space

Passenger & boot space

How it copes with people and clutter

Front space

Even those tall enough to be known as Lurch to their friends will fit into the front of the Mazda CX-30 with room to spare. The seats go back a long way, head room is good and there’s plenty of elbow room.

Interior storage is decent, with two generous cupholders in front of the gearlever, a rubberised cubby in front of that with space for you to empty your pockets into, and decent door pockets with bottle holders. Add in the large cubby under the central front armrest and there’s no shortage of places for all the things you'll need on a journey.

Mazda CX-30 2022 interior rear seats

Seat folding and flexibility

Given the increasing choice of family SUVs with sliding and reclining rear benches, the CX-30 disappoints here.

It only gives you a 60/40 split for the folding rear bench, rather than the more practical 40/20/40 split that you get with the Karoq (in SE-L trim and above). You can’t alter the rear backrest angle or slide the bench back or forth, either.

Nor can you fold the bench from the boot, as you can in several rivals, and there’s no fold-flat passenger seat, either as standard or as an option, which would increase practicality. 

Boot space

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