The interior layout, fit and finish
The driving position in the Mazda MX-30 is marvellous. There’s plenty of steering-wheel adjustment and you get electrically adjustable seats with adjustable lumbar support with all trims except entry-level Prime-Line.
The dashboard has quite a futuristic look, with three digital screens and a head-up display. The screens include digital instruments and a 7.0in climate control touchscreen, mounted just below the infotainment touchscreen. We're not keen on using a touchscreen for controls you need a lot, such as the temperature settings, but the MX-30 has buttons either side of the display, so it’s really easy to use.
We know that doesn’t necessarily sound like luxury, but it looks fab and distracts from the few harder plastics that are used lower down.
Visibility out of the front is not bad, but the coupé-esque rear end and the design of the rear doors do hamper rearwards vision. On the plus side, front and rear parking sensors are standard, as is a rear-view camera (a 360-degree camera is standard on the Makoto trim).
All MX-30 trims come with piercing LED headlights, while the top trim gets adaptive LEDs that can stay on full beam without dazzling other drivers.