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Mazda MX-30 (DR) Crossover (2020)

Neo score 4%Ext score 66%

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Product Overview

Mazda MX-30 (chassis code DR) is an entry-level subcompact battery-electric crossover in production from 2020. It is powered by 143hp of electric twisting power aided by a battery capacity of 36kWh.
Combining the horrors of BEV with hunchback crossover, the MX-30 is one of the biggest offenders of the worst trends in the automotive industry.
Those who drive offroad, for work or leisure, need to think twice before pulling the trigger: the Mazda MX-30 is hardly the "offroader" that Mazda would like you to think.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neo score 4% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Pay less tax
Cons
  • Miserably low engine output
  • Horrible hunchback crossover styling
  • Crossover nonsense
  • BEV nonsense
  • Rudimentary suspension setup

What external reviewers found***

Ext 66% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Excellent range
  • Excellent infotainment
  • Decent range
Cons
  • Poor rear legroom
  • Lack of rear passenger space
  • Less practical than other EVs
  • Limited range
  • Slightly cramped back seats
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Specifications

Capacity

Passengers
5

Chassis

Brakes | Front
Ventilated discs
Brakes | Rear
Disc
Power Steering
Electric Steering
Suspension | Front
MacPherson strut
Suspension | Rear
Semi-independent, Torsion
Tire Size
215/55 R18

Construction

Battery | Capacity
35.5 kWh (gross)
Body Style
5-door battery-electric SUV

Dimensions

Size | Height
1570 mm / 61.8 in
Size | Length
4395 mm / 173.0 in
Size | Width
1795 mm / 70.7 in
Wheel Size
18 in
Wheelbase
2655 mm / 104.5 in

Powertrain

Drivetrain Layout
Front-wheel drive
Engine | Power
143 hp / 106.6 kW
Transmission | Gears
1-speed
Transmission | Type
Automatic

Production

Availability
2020

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

autocar[1]

Sentiment Score 70%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following***:
Mazda’s refreshingly logical approach to infotainment ergonomics continues to stand out among large-screened and touch-control-heavy contemporaries. The back seats are a slightly more contentious issue. The ‘suicide’ doors are a neat touch, but they’re so small as to prevent entry to all but the most compact of passengers. It builds on the already-agreeable specification of the entry-level SE-L Lux car.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Fantastic range
  • Decent infotainment
  • Excellent range
Cons
  • Slightly cramped back seats
  • Alternatives offer more range

autoexpress[2]

Sentiment Score 61%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following***:
The Mazda MX-30 is the Japanese manufacturer's first pure electric car. Uses the firm's own e-Skyactiv electric drive system and a modest 35.5kWh lithium-ion battery for a range of just 124 miles. Sharp, stylish design, unusual rear-hinged doors, an engaging driving experience and a top class safety score are the big selling points. But the limited range and poor rear passenger accommodation will deter many.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Sprightly electric drive
  • Decent range
Cons
  • Limited range
  • Poor rear passenger space

autoexpress[3]

Sentiment Score 67%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following***:
Mazda's first electric car has as much in common with the MX-5 as it does the firm's crossovers and SUVs. MX-30 trades on its more playful chassis. The softer suspension allows for a degree of lean, but the result is a compliant ride and a forgiving handling set-up that doesn't bounce around rougher corners.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Sleek styling
  • Smooth handling
  • Decent battery life
Cons
  • Small rear windows
  • No B-pillar

autoexpress[4]

Sentiment Score 57%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following***:
Mazda has dabbled with electric cars for more than 50 years. The new arrival is a compact crossover, with prices starting from £26,045. The MX-30 borrows elements of the handsome CX-30 – particularly the chunky wheelarch cladding. But the tiny rear-hinged doors will be irritating for many people.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Comfortable ride
  • Good range
Cons
  • Tiny rear-hinged doors
  • Fiddly infotainment

autoexpress[5]

Sentiment Score 57%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following***:
The MX-30 is a small SUV with an electric powertrain and a relatively small 35.5kWh battery, delivering just 124 miles of range. It's a five-door car but, like Mazda’s RX-8 sports car from the early noughties, the rear doors open the opposite way to the front ones. The boot is a big 341 litres, but it's the large and largely empty area under the long bonnet that wastes the space.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Eco-friendly cabin
  • Good range
  • Decent range
Cons
  • Lack of rear passenger space
  • Poor rear legroom

carmagazine[6]

Sentiment Score 83%
Reviewers from carmagazine have found the following***:
£28,545 before grant for the SE-L Lux, rising to £32,845 for the GT Sport Tech. All MX-30's are generously equipped, including a head up display and adaptive cruise control and lane keeping on all models. Infotainment is fully-featured, with Apple CarPlay support included and Mazda's intuitive rotary control.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Fantastic electric range
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Excellent infotainment
Cons
  • Cork looks a little cheap
  • Alternatives are more practical

carwow[7]

Sentiment Score 70%
Reviewers from carwow have found the following***:
Mazda is touting the MX-30 as a second car. Its 35.5kWh battery and single electric motor produce 143hp and 246Nm of torque through a one-speed gearbox. Unlike the instant get-up-and-go you get from other EVs, the Mazda is likely to offer more progressive acceleration.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • More fun to drive
  • Decent range
Cons
  • Less practical than other EVs

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Mazda MX-30 2021 long-term review. [autocar]. https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/mazda/mx-30/long-term-reviews/mazda-mx-30-2021-long-term-review. 2021-10-01. Retrieved 2022-08-18.
2. ^ Mazda MX-30 review. [autoexpress]. https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/mazda/mx-30. 2021-05-12. Retrieved 2022-08-18.
3. ^ New Mazda MX-30 2020 review. [autoexpress]. https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/mazda/mx-30/107804/new-mazda-mx-30-2020-review. 2020-10-12. Retrieved 2022-08-18.
4. ^ New Mazda MX-30 2021 review. [autoexpress]. https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/mazda/mx-30/107804/new-mazda-mx-30-2021-review. 2021-03-19. Retrieved 2022-08-18.
5. ^ Mazda MX-30 GT Sport Tech: long-term test review. [autoexpress]. https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/mazda/mx-30/355785/mazda-mx-30-gt-sport-tech-long-term-test-review. 2021-11-01. Retrieved 2022-08-18.
6. ^ Mazda MX-30 EV first drive: feedback loop. [carmagazine]. https://www.carmagazine.co.uk/car-reviews/mazda/mx-30-ev/. 2020-10-01. Retrieved 2022-08-18.
7. ^ Mazda MX-30 Review. [carwow]. https://www.carwow.co.uk/mazda/mx-30. Retrieved 2022-08-18.

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