Parkers overall rating: 4.3 out of 5 4.3
  • More space inside than the regular 3 hatchback
  • Plus a bigger boot than a Qashqai
  • But visibility out the back isn't great

How much space is there?

Mazda's design ethos ensures that its interiors are uncluttered and clean looking. This means despite its compact proportions, it feels like there is plenty of space in the car.

Front visibility is good, but rear isn't great because of the sloping roofline. Thankfully, the latter doesn't eat into rear headroom too much though, and passengers over six feet tall won't feel too claustrophobic in the back. There's certainly more space on offer than the closely-related Mazda 3 hatchback, with easier access, too, thanks to the raised height.

Boot space and storage

The boot holds 430-litres, more than a Volkswagen T-Roc but a fair bit less than the slightly larger Audi Q3. It's big enough to hold a buggy and a couple of plush carry-on bags, but not much else. A folding boot floor was fitted as standard in 2020 to improve practicality, acting as a partition to stop objects rolling around. This works with varying degrees of success.

There's also a powered tailgate on mid-range Sport Lux models and above.

Is it easy to park?

The Mazda CX-30 feels more like a jacked-up hatchback compared to its full-size SUV rivals, so it's not too bulky to manoeuvre.

All CX-30s come with rear parking sensors as standard, while all models, bar entry-level SE-L, come with front parking sensors and a rear-view camera as well.

How big is it?

  All Mazda CX-30 models
Length  4,395mm
Width (without mirrors)  1,795mm
Height  1,540mm

Safety

  • One of the highest-scoring cars for safety
  • Five-star Euro NCAP score
  • Long list of safety kit available

The CX-30 was tested by Euro NCAP for crash safety late in 2019, scoring an impressive five stars and managing to achieve the highest score for adult occupant protection up until then, along with the closely related Mazda 3 hatchback. 

All cars come with a generous amount of safety and driver assistance tech as well, including:

Higher-spec models also come with Smart Brake Support for the rear of the car and rear crossing traffic, as well as front cross-traffic alert. 

We'd best describe the adaptive cruise control's reactions as cautious due to the time it takes to react to traffic conditions and build up speed again. This is great in wet weather conditions when you want to take a bit more time in low visibility, but it can otherwise feel slow in normal dry conditions. The application of the brakes could be smoother as well, while the front radar sensor gets covered easily in heavy rain, disabling the cruise control systems altogether.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Mazda CX-30 SUV.

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support

100th Anniversary Edition equipment

100th Anniversary Edition standard equipment
  • CD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
100th Anniversary Edition optional equipment
  • Cloth seat trim

GT Sport equipment

GT Sport standard equipment
  • CD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
GT Sport optional equipment
  • Electric sunroof

GT Sport Tech equipment

GT Sport Tech standard equipment
  • CD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
GT Sport Tech optional equipment
  • Electric sunroof

SE-L equipment

SE-L standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
SE-L optional equipment
None available

SE-L Lux equipment

SE-L Lux standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Heated seats
SE-L Lux optional equipment
  • CD

Sport Lux equipment

Sport Lux standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Heated seats
Sport Lux optional equipment
  • CD
  • Electric sunroof

Euro NCAP Rating – 5 stars

The Mazda CX-30 SUV was tested by Euro NCAP in 2019 and was awarded a 5 star overall rating. This overall rating is calculated from the following individual ratings:

5 star rating
Test 2019
Individual safety ratings
Adult Occupant: 99%
Child Occupant: 86%
Vulnerable Road Users: 80%
Safety Assist: 77%

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.