These days automakers routinely produce all kinds of subcompact crossovers that try to hard in an attempt to gratify your lifestyle. However, the options can seem quite contrived and you may find that they do not have the performance to back up their facade. With the Mazda CX-30, there is no trying - it just does.
Although this attractive little car shares the same basic architecture with the Mazda3 Hatchback, it was built to slot between the CX-3 and CX-5. Like the Mazda3, style is a CX-30 selling point and its interpretation of Mazda’s kodo design language looks excellent.
The CX-30 is equipped with a 2.5-liter naturally aspirated I-4 that is shared with the Mazda3. It produces 186 hp and an equal amount of torque!
It's refreshing to find a vehicle that doesn't try to box you into a predefined image but still manages to be stylish and distinctive. Between its enjoyable drive and coddling interior, it's easy to look forward to pressing the CX-30's starter button and getting where you need to go.
Mazda's latest subcompact SUV is a success and lets you decide what to make of it.