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Mazda CX-30 HATCHBACK 2.0 Skyactiv-G MHEV SE-L 5dr

Mazda CX-30 2.0 Skyactiv-G MHEV SE-L 5dr
Mazda CX-30 2.0 Skyactiv-G MHEV SE-L 5dr
Mazda CX-30 2.0 Skyactiv-G MHEV SE-L 5dr
Mazda CX-30 2.0 Skyactiv-G MHEV SE-L 5dr
Mazda CX-30 2.0 Skyactiv-G MHEV SE-L 5dr
Mazda CX-30 2.0 Skyactiv-G MHEV SE-L 5dr
Mazda CX-30 2.0 Skyactiv-G MHEV SE-L 5dr
Mazda CX-30 2.0 Skyactiv-G MHEV SE-L 5dr
Mazda CX-30 2.0 Skyactiv-G MHEV SE-L 5dr
Mazda CX-30 2.0 Skyactiv-G MHEV SE-L 5dr
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Mazda CX-30 2.0 Skyactiv-G MHEV SE-L 5dr
Mazda CX-30 2.0 Skyactiv-G MHEV SE-L 5dr
Mazda CX-30 2.0 Skyactiv-G MHEV SE-L 5dr
Mazda CX-30 2.0 Skyactiv-G MHEV SE-L 5dr
Mazda CX-30 2.0 Skyactiv-G MHEV SE-L 5dr
Mazda CX-30 2.0 Skyactiv-G MHEV SE-L 5dr
Mazda CX-30 2.0 Skyactiv-G MHEV SE-L 5dr
Mazda CX-30 2.0 Skyactiv-G MHEV SE-L 5dr
Mazda CX-30 2.0 Skyactiv-G MHEV SE-L 5dr
Mazda CX-30 2.0 Skyactiv-G MHEV SE-L 5dr

Key Info Compare

  • FuelPetrol
  • TransmissionManual
  • MPG0.00
  • 0-62mph10.6 secs
  • Top Speed116 mph
  • C02116 g/km
  • BHP122
  • Torque157 lbs/f
  • P11D27%

Review

Mazda's third compact SUV is this car, the CX-30. It borrows its engineering from the Mazda3 hatch, but clothes it with the trendier SUV body styling that family buyers now increasingly want. Consider it carefully if you're not fussed about having a premium badge, like the idea of eye-catching looks and cutting-edge engineering and find yourself interested in trendy segment contenders like Toyota's C-HR and Ford's Puma.

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Mazda needed a wider SUV range and this compact CX-30 model broadens it usefully. Jonathan Crouch reports.

Background

Really, this car ought to be called the 'CX-4'. It does, after all, sit between the CX-3 and the CX-5 in Mazda's SUV line-up. Unfortunately for European zone continuity though, the 'CX-4' badge already exists in the Chinese market, where it's applied to quite a different car, so the model we're going to look at here has adopted a 'CX-30' moniker. Glad we got that cleared up. Basically what we've got here is a Crossover version of the Mazda3 family hatch - no bad thing; that's the sort of product the market wants. It features the second chapter of the brand's 'KODO' design language and a clever Skyactiv-X petrol engine we really liked when we tried it in the Mazda3. Sounds promising.

Driving Experience

Mazda is offering a choice of two engines to CX-30 buyers, both petrol-powered and both borrowed from the Mazda3 hatch. The base unit is a 122PS 2.0-litre Skyactiv-G petrol powerplant (a mild hybrid). We'd suggest though, that you try and stretch to the alternative engine, the brand's more advanced Skyactiv-X Spark Controlled Compression Ignition engine, a 180PS supercharged unit which runs on petrol but uses a combination of spark ignition and compression ignition to deliver, Mazda claims, the driver appeal of a petrol unit along with the fuel efficiency and torque of a diesel. This Skyactiv-X powerplant is able to switch from compression ignition, which best suits day-to-day driving, to a form of spark ignition, generally when the engine is started from cold or the driver demands maximum power at high revs. The 'X' engine comes paired with front wheel drive or four wheel drive and either way, there's the choice of manual or automatic transmission. Mazda isn't bothering to offer the diesel powerplant that's available on this car in other markets. The drive dynamics aren't very different from those of the Mazda3 hatch, which means that they're very good indeed. It also means that this car gets the slickest-shifting manual gearbox you can have in the compact SUV segment.

Design and Build

Mazda reckons that the CX-30 combining the bold stance of an SUV with the sleek profile of a coupe, styling that's supposed to be a sophisticated evolution of the brand's KODO design philosophy. Looks are certainly one reason why you might want to consider this car. The other reason you might want to consider this model would be if you liked the Mazda3 hatch but found it lacking in terms of rear seat space and luggage room. The CX-30 certainly does better than its showroom sibling in these two regards, though legroom in the back still isn't what you'd call generous. Headspace in the rear is quite good, but the D-pillar is substantial, which darkens the interior rear half of the car quite a lot. The 430-litre boot is a big improvement on the limited trunk you get in the Mazda3, a substantial 135-litres bigger. Mind you, it's still quite a bit smaller than the space you'd get in something like a comparably-priced BMW X1. As in the Mazda3, the front-of-cabin experience is impressive, with a digital instrument cluster display and a big, clear 8.8-inch screen on top of the dash nicely angled towards the driver. And there's a lower rotary controller for it so you don't have to stab away at inexact touchscreen functionality in the kind of way that's necessary with many rival set-ups.

Market and Model

CX-30 prices sit in the £23,000-£33,000 bracket, spread across five trim levels, 'SE-L', 'SE-L Lux', 'Sport Lux', 'GT Sport' and 'GT Sport Tech'. Every version features a colour windscreen projecting head-up display, radar cruise control and LED headlights. With a choice of eight exterior colours, 'SE-L' and 'SE-L Lux' cars feature 16-inch grey metallic wheels, while from 'Sport Lux' onwards, 18-inch wheels are standard: silver metallic on Skyactiv-G and bright silver metallic on Skyactiv-X models. Inside, premium dark grey cloth with navy blue accents is standard, as is a 7-inch TFT instrument display. So is an 8.8-inch central infotainment screen incorporating Navigation, an 8-speaker DAB audio system and 'Apple CarPlay' and 'Android Auto' smartphone-mirroring. There's also radar cruise control, Smart Brake Support autonomous braking and Intelligent Speed Assist, which can adapt your velocity according to posted speed limits. 'GT Sport' and 'GT Sport Tech' models feature black leather with rich brown accents or (for £200 more), stone-coloured leather. The plushest models get niceties like a 12-speaker Bose surround system. And a 360-degree View Monitor camera system.

Cost of Ownership

Let's get to the figures. The base petrol Skyactiv-G engine manages 45.6mpg on the WLTP combined cycle and 116g/km of CO2. Or 42.8mpg and 126g/km as an auto. We'd recommend you try and stretch to the more powerful but, conversely, more economic Skyactiv-X petrol unit, which improves that showing to 47.9mpg and 105g/km as a manual or 43.5mpg and 118g/km as an auto. This same Skyactiv-X petrol engine also comes with AWD. In this guise, it manages 43.5mpg and 111g/km as a manual or 40.4mpg and 128g/km as an auto. We should also mention the warranty, the usual unremarkable three year / 60,000 mile package. If you want to extend that, you can do so via optional 'Essential', 'Elite' and 'Complete' plans. Included in the standard package is a three year paintwork warranty and 12 years of anti-perforation cover. In addition, there's a 'Mazda Accident Aftercare' scheme which sees the company liaise with your insurer after an accident, making sure that you have access to a courtesy car if you need one and ensuring that all repairs are carried out to full Mazda standards.

Summary

The CX-30 makes a reasonable case for itself in an increasingly crowded segment. It lacks a premium badge on the bonnet of course, but then it also lacks the kind of inflated prices you'd pay from premium brand contenders in this market space. Plus under the bonnet of a Skyactiv-X variant, there's arguably the cleverest petrol engine you can have in the compact SUV segment, delivering an enticing combination of very sprightly performance and diesel-like economy. Yes, there are more practical choices in this market segment. And arguably, there are also more fashionably-styled ones. But our overall impression of the CX-30 is of a very complete and thoughtfully-positioned package. Add it to your lengthening shopping list if you're in search of a car of this kind.

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Exterior Features
Solid paint
B-pillar and C-pillar garnishes in material black finish
Body coloured, electrically adjustable, heated auto power folding door mirrors with integrated indicators
Coming/leaving home lighting function
Dual chrome exhaust
Dusk sensing headlights
Electric front/rear windows with one touch auto up/down
Front and rear LED lighting
Front grille in material black finish
Front kodo turn signal
Gloss black rear roof spoiler
LED headlamps with auto levelling
LED headlights with halogen daytime running lights and high beam control
LED rear combination lights with LED rear turn lights
Rain sensing front wipers with adjustable speed and intermittent wipe
Rear fog lights
Rear wiper
Driver Convenience
7" TFT Colour driver instrument panel display
8.8" Colour centre touch screen display with Mazda Connect infotainment
Adaptive cruise control (Mazda radar cruise control) features stop and go
Apple car play/Android Auto
Blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert
Driver attention alert system
E-call with GPS
Emergency stop signalling system
Engine start/stop button
Integrated bluetooth
Integrated Mazda navigation system
Intelligent speed assist
Lane keep assist system (LAS) with Lane departure warning system (LDWS)
Multimedia Commander including separate volume dial
PAS
Rear parking sensor
Service indicator
Trip computer
Window projected colour active driving display (head up display) with traffic sign recognition
Entertainment
2 USB charging ports
AM / FM / DAB radio with 8 speakers
Steering wheel mounted audio/bluetooth controls
Interior Features
12V power outlet in centre console
60/40 split fold down rear seats
Cloth door panel inserts
Cloth upholstery with interior accents
Dashboard, door cards and front centre armrest in navy blue cloth
Driver and front passenger with covered vanity mirror and driver ticket holder
Driver seat manual slide, recline and height adjust
Folding rear centre armrest with two cup holders
Front and rear (x3) head restraints
Front and rear door pockets
Front armrest
Front centre storage with two cupholders
Front passenger and two rear grab handles with coathooks
Front passengers seat manual slide, recline and height adjustment
Gear shift indicator
Glovebox illumination
ISOFIX child seat anchorage points attached on outer rear seats
Leather wrapped gear shift knob
Leather wrapped steering wheel with telescopic and tilt adjustment
Luggage compartment light
Manual air conditioning
Rear passenger seat map pockets
Roof mounted sunglasses holder
Safety
3 point ELR front seat belts x2 with pretensioners
3 point ELR rear seat belts
Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
Driver/Front Passenger airbags
Drivers knee airbag
DSC - Dynamic Stability Control
Electronic parking brake with auto disengage function and auto hold function
Front and rear curtain airbags
Front passenger airbag cut-off switch
Front side airbags
Front smart city brake support
G-Vectoring control plus
Hill launch assist
Mild Hybrid system with regenerative braking
Seatbelt reminder for driver/front passenger and rear seats
Traction control system (TCS)
Tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
Security
Remote central locking with deadlocking and automatic door lock when driving
Thatcham accredited alarm and immobiliser
Technical
Cylinder Deactivation
i-stop
Wheels
16" Grey metallic alloy wheels
Emergency tyre repair kit
Emissions - ICE
CO2 (g/km) 116
Standard Euro Emissions EURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb 141
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High 148
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High 121
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low 180
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium 134
Engine and Drive Train
Camshaft DOHC
Catalytic Convertor Yes
CC 1998
Compression Ratio 13:0:1
Cylinder Layout IN-LINE
Cylinders 4
Cylinders - Bore (mm) 83.5
Cylinders - Stroke (mm) 91.2
Engine Layout FRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel Delivery MULTI POINT FUEL INJECTION
Gears 6 SPEED
Number of Valves 16
Transmission MANUAL
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies No
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb 6.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High 6.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High 5.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low 8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium 5.9
WLTP - MPG - Comb 45.6
WLTP - MPG - Extra High 43.5
WLTP - MPG - High 53.3
WLTP - MPG - Low 35.3
WLTP - MPG - Medium 47.9
General
Alternative Fuel Qualifying Yes
Badge Engine CC 2.0
Badge Power 122
Coin Description Skyactiv-G MHEV
Coin Series SE-L
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07 12E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years 12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years 3
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection % 99
NCAP Child Occupant Protection % 86
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09 5
NCAP Pedestrian Protection % 80
NCAP Safety Assist % 77
Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern? No
Service Interval Frequency - Months 12
Service Interval Mileage 12500
Special Edition No
Special Order No
Vehicle Homologation Class M1
Performance
0 to 62 mph (secs) 10.6
Engine Power - BHP 122
Engine Power - KW 90
Engine Power - RPM 6000
Engine Torque - LBS.FT 157
Engine Torque - MKG 21.7
Engine Torque - NM 213
Engine Torque - RPM 4000
Top Speed 116
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle WLTP
RDE Certification Level RDE 2
Tyres
Alloys? Yes
Space Saver? No
Tyre Size Front 215/65 R16
Tyre Size Rear 215/65 R16
Tyre Size Spare TYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Type 16" ALLOY
Vehicle Dimensions
Height 1540
Length 4395
Wheelbase 2655
Width 1795
Width (including mirrors) 2040
Weight and Capacities
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 51
Gross Vehicle Weight 1927
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down) 1406
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up) 430
Max. Loading Weight 593
Max. Roof Load 75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked 1300
Minimum Kerbweight 1334
No. of Seats 5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb 5.3

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48 months 15,000 miles p/a £261.60 p/m Call Us
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Selected Options
Optional Extras
Exterior Features
Metallic paint £550.00
Mica paint £550.00
Pearlescent paint £550.00
Premium metallic paint £670.00
Special Metallic paint £790.00
Paintwork
Metallic - Polymetal grey £550.00
Metallic - Sonic silver £550.00
Mica - Deep crystal blue £550.00
Mica - Jet black £550.00
Pearl - Snowflake white £550.00
Premium metallic - Machine grey £670.00
Solid - Arctic white FOC
Special metallic - Soul red crystal £790.00
Trim
Cloth - Premium dark grey with navy blue accents FOC
* option prices shown are estimated