Mazda MX-30 long-term test review: report 8

Mazda's first fully electric SUV aims to prove that less is more. Over the next few months, we'll be finding out if it succeeds...

Mazda MX-30 long-term detail rear

The car Mazda MX-30 145 Sport Lux Run by Louis Shaw, social media manager

Why it’s here To prove that it's both possible and preferable to run an electric car with a smaller range in the city without compromise

Needs to be A comfortable commuter, with plenty of space for luggage and passengers, and minimal compromises compared with a combustion-engined car


Mileage 1162 List price £30,545 Target Price £29,686 Price as tested £32,045 Test range 122 miles


3 February 2022 – Office from Office

It’s Friday afternoon, and the works in my neighbours flat have hit a deafening high. No matter what room I go into, and no matter how loudly I blast my music it is inescapable. Luckily for me, I have a Mazda mobile office, and a very effective one at that.

MX-30 lt update mobile office

The rear space in my MX-30 may be reminiscent of flying economy (minus the tray tables) in terms of space, but it’s all business class in the front and as I discovered, the perfect place to work for an hour in complete bliss.

There’s plenty of space to sprawl out, especially with the steering column fully retracted and the driver's seat as far back and as low as it will go. It may not provide the peace and tranquility of a Rolls Royce Cullinan but the Mazda’s impressive levels of refinement do an excellent job of cutting outside city noise, keeping distraction to a minimum.

MX-30 interior Lt update

I definitely won’t need persuading to go into the office again.

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