How much does the Mazda CX-30 cost?
Recommended driveaway prices for a Melbourne-based buyer of the CX-30 start at $33,483 and extend to $52,859. The price of the Mazda CX-30 G20e Evolve is $40,204 out of the dealership door.
The nearest competitor is the Kia Niro hybrid, which costs $41,990 driveaway in the Melbourne metro area.
Service intervals for the Mazda are 12 months/10,000km. That’s below the industry average of 15,000km but typical for a Mazda product. Servicing costs over the five-year warranty period are $1670 or $334 a year.
How safe is the Mazda CX-30?
ANCAP rates the CX-30 highly across the four testing criteria.
The SUV scored 99 per cent for adult occupant protection and 88 per cent for child occupant protection, with the only criticism coming in the form of a marginal rating for the 10-year-old dummy in the frontal offset test.
Vulnerable road user protection was judged to be 80 per cent, with the autonomous emergency braking systems of pedestrians and cyclists deemed weak or poor in some night-time tests.
The safety assist suite earned a 76 per cent score. ANCAP notes “tests of LSS (lane support system) functionality showed some good performance, however the system does not intervene in more critical emergency lane keeping test scenarios”.
What’s the Mazda CX-30 like inside?
The Mazda’s interior isn’t the brightest in the segment, but it is built with decent materials. There are soft-touch surfaces on the key contact points, the seven-inch digital driver’s display is well presented and the head-up display is a welcome addition at this price point.
The 8.8-inch infotainment display isn’t a touchscreen. Instead, it is operated using a rotary dial. It saves fingerprint smudges on the screen, but younger owners would probably prefer the convenience of a capacitive screen, even if only used occasionally.
Satellite navigation is standard, along with smartphone mirroring, digital radio and an eight-speaker sound system.
The driver’s seat is powered and there’s a 360-degree camera, enhanced AEB functions and adaptive cruise control as part of the default “Vision Tec” equipment that is a $1,500 option on lower-spec versions.
The dual-zone airconditioning is quick to cool the SUV down on a warm day, and it pumps that air into the rear via vents mounted at the back of the centre console.
Parents should note there are no USB ports down the back, though there are a pair up front. The rear seats are comfortable, though tall adults may find their hair brushing the roof-liner.
The outer-rear seats have isofix mounts for child capsules and all three back seats have top-tether anchors.
Boot space is a small-for-the-segment 317 litres. It’ll do to grab the weekly groceries but don’t expect to pack luggage for an extended vacation unless you drop at least one of the rear seats. There’s also a space-saver spare hidden under the boot floor.