Mazda CX-30 SUV - Interior & comfort
The Mazda CX-30's interior feels both elegant and sporty
The CX-30 is fitted with relatively firm suspension, which is noticeable around town where it occasionally sends bumps into the car. At speed it works better, smoothing the road more effectively and making the Mazda a competent motorway cruiser.
We were impressed by the Mazda 3's interior and the CX-30 is no different, sitting above mainstream rivals like the Toyota CH-R in that regard. The level of quality its plush materials and neat design convey is impressive, while buttons and switches are easy to find and satisfying to use.
Mazda CX-30 dashboard
With a sleek, wing-like design, the CX-30's dashboard doesn't feel at all like the traditional, upright console found in traditional SUVs. There are no panels filled with buttons either; most of the car's settings are taken care of by navigating menus using a large control wheel on the central console. The result is attractive and unfussy, while a sporty and ergonomic steering wheel reminds you of the emphasis Mazda places on the driving experience.
Trim levels for the CX-30 yet but they will closely resemble those of the Mazda3. That means SE-L, SE-L Lux and GT Sport trim levels are available, with a high level of standard equipment. This includes a new touchscreen that's sharp and easy to use, incorporating Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
SE-L also gets 16-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, rear parking sensors and a head-up display. GT Sport brings leather upholstery, an electric driver's seat and a Bose sound system. GT Sport Tech has safety and convenience tech that includes a 360-degree camera and cross-traffic alert.
Mazda typically doesn't offer anything like the number of options you'll find in an Audi or BMW brochure, instead encouraging owners to pick the most suitable trim level. Metallic and special paint colours cost extra, though, along with approved accessories like bike racks and roof boxes.