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Mazda CX-30 Review Rundown

Mazda MotorPublished on 21 Mar 2021Last Edited on 27 Sep 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*

Overview

Photo of Mazda CX-30 Crossover
Neoscore* 69%
  • Sleek styling
  • Fantastic engine tech
  • Excellent driver-focused dynamics
  • Nothing in particular

Summary

Mazda CX-30 is a handsome, versatile, and quiet-operating compact car for smart private buyers who are generally turned off by the bland handling associated with so many crossovers. It is available with cutting-edge engine technology and is great to drive – the latter quality being something few SUVs and crossovers offer. Mazda's pricing structure allows it to compete with most of its rivals, as some of the German competitors can easily far exceed the price of a range-topping model.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

autocar[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 67%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following[***]:
Mazda's innovative 2.0-litre ‘SPCCI' compression-ignition petrol engine has come in for its first major mechanical overhaul. Engine has had new, reprofiled intake cams, a lowered compression ratio, new pistons and recalibrated control software. New engine yields an extra 6bhp and 12lb ft of torque when working hardest, and makes for a CO2 emissions saving of between 5- and 11g/km.
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Pros[**]
  • Crisp, easy-to-drive handling
  • Decent fuel economy
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

autocar[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 71%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following[***]:
The CX-30 is Mazda's first foray into the fiercely fought family crossover class. It's a jacked-up derivative of the handsome 3 hatchback, with an arresting blend of curves and creases. The dashboard is particularly easy on the eye, with the cowled surround for dials looking quite a lot like the one you get in the Porsche 911.
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Pros[**]
  • Sleek styling
  • Gorgeous infotainment screen
  • Excellent driver-focused dynamics
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

autoexpress[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 72%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following[***]:
The Mazda CX-30 is a well-rounded premium compact SUV. Interior build quality surpasses the majority of its mainstream rivals. There is only one body style available, and that is a five-door SUV shape. All trim levels and engines are available with either a manual or an automatic gearbox.
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Pros[**]
  • Fantastic infotainment system
  • High-quality interior
  • Excellent fuel economy
Cons[**]
  • Only two petrol engines available

autoexpress[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 66%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following[***]:
The CX-30 slots neatly into the compact crossover class, being just a little bit larger than the Volkswagen T-Roc. Inside, the layout of the dashboard and switchgear is similar to that of the Mazda 3, save for a bit of extra padding on the top of the facia. Materials are strong and high-quality, switches operate satisfyingly and are logically laid out, and the new 8.8-inch infotainment display is sharp and easy to use. There's plenty of space up front, and Mazda has nailed the Cx-30's driving position.
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Pros[**]
  • Powerful petrol engine
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Excellent infotainment
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

autoexpress[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 61%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following[***]:
Mazda CX-30 can compete on level terms with many premium compact SUVs. It's great to drive, looks stylish inside and out, and feels expensive. It falls short against both premium and mainstream rivals when it comes to interior space and engine availability. Prices start from £22,895 for the SE-L car, and climb to £33,495 for the top-spec GT Sport Tech.
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Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous interior
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Fantastic infotainment system
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

autoexpress[6]

Sentiment Score[*] 70%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following[***]:
Mazda's SkyActiv X engine uses compression-controlled spark ignition to borrow some of the best aspects of a diesel engine. Power is up to 184bhp, but there's a reduction in CO2 emissions of between five and 11g/km depending on the car's spec. The CX-30 has poised handling to match it, but this is a smaller SUV with less rear passenger and boot space than some rivals.
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Pros[**]
  • Responsive and responsive engine
  • Lots of rear passenger and boot space
  • Easy to drive
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

autoexpress[7]

Sentiment Score[*] 65%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following[***]:
The CX-30 has poised handling to match, but this is a smaller SUV with less rear passenger and boot space than some rivals. While some drivers will still prefer the easy nature of a turbocharged petrol engine, Mazda's upgraded mild-hybrid powertrain has its perks. Linear and responsive, it rewards drivers who want to use its sweet manual gearbox to enjoy its surprisingly wide power band.
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Pros[**]
  • Responsive and responsive engine
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Lots of standard equipment
Cons[**]
  • Lack of rear passenger space

carmagazine[8]

Sentiment Score[*] 54%
Reviewers from carmagazine have found the following[***]:
Mazda's new CX-30 SUV will go on sale in the UK in December 2019. It follows on from the updated Mazda 3 hatch, and steals its powertrain and technology underpants. There's a 120bhp 2.0-litre naturally-aspirated petrol (badged Skyactiv-G) and a 114bhp turbodiesel (Skyactiv-D)
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Pros[**]
  • Powerful petrol engine
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Lots of standard equipment
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

carwow[9]

Sentiment Score[*] 69%
Reviewers from carwow have found the following[***]:
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Pros[**]
Cons[**]

cnet[10]

Sentiment Score[*] 73%
Reviewers from cnet have found the following[***]:
The 2020 Mazda CX-30 has flowing body lines that read clean, sporty and mature. The front seats have support in all the right places for long drives. For cargo, there's 20.2 cubic feet in the trunk, which grows to 45.2 with the backseats folded down.
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Pros[**]
  • Powerful I4 engine
  • Comfortable, quiet ride
  • G-Vectoring Control Plus tech
Cons[**]
  • Lacks rear cross-traffic alert
  • Lack of infotainment tech

cnet[11]

Sentiment Score[*] 76%
Reviewers from cnet have found the following[***]:
The CX-30 Turbo's engine is both pleasant and potent, pulling like a tractor at low speeds. This Mazda's ride quality is definitely on the firm side, but this tautness maintains body control in nearly all situations. The cabin is more upscale than what you get in anything short of a luxury car.
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Pros[**]
  • Powerful 2.5-liter turbocharged engine
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Excellent infotainment system
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

cnet[12]

Sentiment Score[*] 71%
Reviewers from cnet have found the following[***]:
The 2021 Mazda CX-30 Turbo starts at $31,225, including destination. Mazda's 2.5-liter turbo I4 makes 250 horsepower and 320 pound-feet of torque. The turbocharged Cx-30 is only available with all-wheel drive and a six-speed automatic.
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Pros[**]
  • Powerful 2.5-liter turbo I4
  • Excellent cabin tech
  • Excellent on-road performance
Cons[**]
  • Lackluster infotainment tech
  • Lacks standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

digitaltrends[13]

Sentiment Score[*] 78%
Reviewers from digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
The 2020 Mazda CX-30 is designed to hit the sweet spot between the often-cramped subcompact crossovers and the larger compact class. Mazda aims for a more premium feel than the economy class competition, and a much better value than comparable premium SUVs. The optional i-ACTIV all-wheel-drive system is as good as any from a premium brand, using real-time data to predict wheel slip before it occurs.
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Pros[**]
  • Powerful twin-turbo V8 engine
  • Excellent infotainment system
  • Comfortable seats
Cons[**]
  • Lack of standard equipment

references

1. ^ Mazda CX-30 e-Skyactiv X 2021 UK review. autocar. 2021-03-18 Retrieved 2021-03-25.
2. ^ Mazda CX-30 2021 long-term review. autocar. 2021-02-04 Retrieved 2021-03-25.
3. ^ Mazda CX-30 review . autoexpress. 2021-01-20 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
4. ^ New Mazda CX-30 SkyActiv-G GT Sport review. autoexpress. 2019-12-06 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
5. ^ New Mazda CX-30 2019 review. autoexpress. 2019-12-06 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
6. ^ New Mazda CX-30 2021 review. autoexpress. 2021-07-23 Retrieved 2021-07-24.
7. ^ New Mazda CX-30 e-Skyactiv X 2021 review. autoexpress. 2021-08-05 Retrieved 2021-08-06.
8. ^ Mazda CX-30 (2019) review: plenty style, some substance. carmagazine. 2019-09-18 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
9. ^ Mazda CX-30 Review. carwow. Retrieved .
10. ^ 2020 Mazda CX-30 review: A fancy and fun small SUV. cnet. 2020-05-14 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
11. ^ 2021 Mazda CX-30 Turbo first drive review: Hostile torque-over. cnet. 2021-02-09 Retrieved 2021-03-25.
12. ^ 2021 Mazda CX-30 Turbo review: A value-packed performer. cnet. 2021-06-18 Retrieved 2021-07-24.
13. ^ 2020 Mazda CX-30 first drive review: Right-sized. digitaltrends. 2019-12-13 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
*. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher\'s own rating, if available, as a result.
**. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher\'s own bullets points, if available, as a result.
***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher\'s own, if available.

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