Parkers overall rating: 3.9 out of 5 3.9
  • Interesting, choesive interior
  • Quality materials and trims used
  • Driving position is excellent

Right from the start, it's clear that the MX-30 has been designed to be welcoming and familiar. The seats are firm, with a good range of adjustment, and well-defined grippy bolsters that hold without being constricting. Everything you touch, with a couple of small exceptions, has been finished and trimmed in nice material, and the steering wheel and pedals are almost flawless in placement.

The pedals need special mention. Mazda has chosen to give the MX-30 a floor-hinged, long-travel 'organ style' accelerator pedal.

Older readers will know what those are like, and BMW still use them today, but it's a rare thing on an electric car. The effect is to smooth off your requests for power, and to be very comfortable on longer drives - and it's the first point you'll encounter Mazda's approach to squeezing the most out of that 35.5kWh battery.