Mazda CX-30 Is A Winner In A Most Competitive Class
Ranked about 16th in world automotive production, Mazda has arguably had more than its share of models that are the envy of competitors, darlings of the media and very popular in the marketplace.
Emerging as a contender in the hotly competitive small crossover SUV segment with the Mazda CX-5, but facing an overall sales slowdown, the small but agile brand has scored again with its latest subcompact crossover the CX-30.
It is hard to define the alchemy that makes the $21,000 – $26,000 Mazda CX-30 feel so right at a time when dropping fuel prices would trend against small car sales.
The visual appeal of the CX-30 is the signature Mazda KODO “Soul of Motion” design language, while inside offering more 5 passenger comfort , especially for cargo.
A 2.5 Liter 4 cylinder 186 horsepower engine gives the Mazda CX-30 good energy with smart handling courtesy of the predictive all-wheel drive i-Active system delivering just the right amount of torque all four wheels.
Ride comfort in the longer, leaner, lower slung CX-30 is noteworthy as the similar but smaller Mazda CX-3 model suffers from a jumpy ride.