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MAZDA CX-30 HATCHBACK

2.0 e-Skyactiv G MHEV GT Sport Tech 5dr Auto

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Fuel Type
Fuel Type Petrol
Co2
Co2 144.00g/km
Transmission
Transmission Automatic
Top Speed
Top Speed 116mph

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MAZDA CX-30 2.0 e-Skyactiv G MHEV GT Sport Tech 5dr Auto

- Independent review from Car and Driving
  • Performance
    7
  • Handling
    8
  • Comfort
    7
  • Space
    6
  • Styling
    6
  • Build
    7
  • Value
    6
  • Equipment
    7
  • Economy
    8
  • Depreciation
    7
  • Insurance
    7

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.

Driver Convenience

  • 360 View Monitor
  • 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
  • Cruising Traffic Support
  • Drive mode selector
  • Driver attention alert system
  • Driver monitoring system
  • E-call with GPS
  • Emergency stop signalling system
  • Engine start/stop button
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Front Cross Traffic Alert
  • 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
  • Power lift gate
  • Service indicator
  • Trip computer
  • Window projected colour active driving display (head up display) with traffic sign recognition

Entertainment

  • 2 USB charging ports
  • Bose surround sound system with 12 Speaker, Bose center point, Bass match and audio pilot technology
  • DAB Digital radio
  • Steering wheel mounted audio/bluetooth controls

Exterior Features

  • B-pillar and C-pillar garnishes in piano black finish
  • Body coloured, electrically adjustable, heated auto power folding door mirrors with integrated indicators
  • Adaptive LED Headlights
  • Auto dimming driver's door mirror
  • Coming/leaving home lighting function
  • Door mirrors with tilt-down function when reversing
  • Dual chrome exhaust
  • Dusk sensing headlights
  • Electric front/rear windows with one touch auto up/down
  • Frameless auto dimming interior rear view mirror
  • Front grille in piano black finish
  • Front kodo turn signal
  • High beam assist
  • Piano black rear roof spoiler
  • Privacy glass (rear side windows and rear screen)
  • Rain sensing front wipers with adjustable speed and intermittent wipe
  • Rear fog lights
  • Rear wiper
  • Signature front LED daytime running lights
  • Signature LED rear combination lights with LED rear turn lights

Interior Features

  • 60/40 split fold down rear seats
  • Chrome centre bezel steering wheel
  • Chrome horn pad ring
  • Dashboard, door cards and front centre armrest in rich brown leather
  • Driver and front passenger with covered vanity mirror and driver ticket holder
  • Driver seat memory function
  • Driver's seat, power tilt, slide, recline, height and lumbar adjustment
  • Dual zone climate control air conditioning with rear air vents
  • Electrical power outlet
  • Folding rear centre armrest with two cup holders
  • Front and rear (x3) head restraints
  • Front and rear door pockets
  • Front and rear LED lighting
  • 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
  • Glove box handle with chrome surround
  • Glovebox illumination
  • Heated front seats with 3 stage setting
  • Heated steering wheel
  • ISOFIX child seat anchorage points attached on outer rear seats
  • Leather upholstery with interior accents
  • Leather wrapped gear shift knob
  • Leather wrapped steering wheel with telescopic and tilt adjustment
  • Luggage compartment light
  • Paddle shift controls
  • Rear passenger seat map pockets
  • Roof mounted sunglasses holder
  • Vinyl leather door panel inserts

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 and rear smart city brake support
  • Front passenger airbag cut-off switch
  • Front side airbags
  • G-Vectoring control plus
  • Hill launch assist
  • Mild Hybrid system with regenerative braking
  • Rear cross traffic 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
  • Smart keyless entry
  • Thatcham accredited alarm and immobiliser

Technical

  • Cylinder Deactivation
  • i-stop

Wheels

  • 18" Silver metallic alloy wheels
  • Emergency tyre repair kit

Emissions - ICE

  • CO2 (g/km)
    126
  • HC+NOx
    Not Available
  • Particles
    Not Available
  • Standard Euro Emissions
    EURO 6
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb
    144
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High
    150
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High
    122
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low
    190
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium
    136

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
    AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
    No
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb
    6.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High
    6.6
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High
    5.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low
    8.5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium
    6
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb
    44.1
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High
    42.8
  • WLTP - MPG - High
    52.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Low
    33.2
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium
    47.1

General

  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying
    No
  • Badge Engine CC
    2.0
  • Badge Power
    122
  • Based On ID
    Not Available
  • Coin Description
    e-Skyactiv G MHEV
  • Coin Series
    GT Sport Tech
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
    13E
  • 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)
    11.2
  • 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
    215/55 R18
  • Tyre Size Rear
    215/55 R18
  • Tyre Size Spare
    TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Style
    Not Available
  • Wheel Type
    18" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

  • Height
    1540
  • Height (including roof rails)
    Not Available
  • Length
    4395
  • Wheelbase
    2655
  • Width
    1795
  • Width (including mirrors)
    2040

Weight and Capacities

  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    51
  • Gross Vehicle Weight
    1957
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
    1398
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
    422
  • Max. Loading Weight
    522
  • Max. Roof Load
    75
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked
    1300
  • Minimum Kerbweight
    1435
  • No. of Seats
    5
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
    5.3

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