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Mazda CX-30 SUV - Practicality & boot space

A sporty design means legroom and boot space have suffered

Carbuyer Rating

4.0 out of 5

Practicality & boot space Rating

3.0 out of 5

The Mazda CX-30 offers a raised seating position without making you feel like you’re perched on top of the seats. This cocooning environment and an excellent driving position help the Mazda still feel sporty, and there's lots of adjustment available.

Mazda CX-30 interior space & storage

Room in the front is plentiful but boxier rivals like the Volvo XC40 are more spacious in the back. A tall passenger may struggle to sit behind a tall driver comfortably because legroom is at a premium. Middle seat passengers get a raw deal thanks to a high transmission tunnel that runs down the middle of the car.

Boot space

Competition in the small SUV class is fierce, and Mazda has decided to prioritise a sleek design and driver appeal over outright practicality. There's no issue getting stuff in the CX-30's boot - it has a wide and tall opening - but its 430-litre capacity is quite a bit less than the 521 litres of the Skoda Karoq.

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