Excited driving dynamics, near-luxurious interior embellishments, and a plethora of standard tech goodies
Could use a few more horsepower, adds little practicality over the Mazda 3 hatchback, and has intermittent gearbox stutters.
If you're looking for a small SUV, the Mazda CX-30 should be at the top of your list.
Mazda also announced the addition of a 250-hp turbocharged 2.5-liter engine as an option.
The CX-30's standard engine is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with 186 horsepower
The CX-30 took 8.1 seconds to reach 60 mph on our test track, slower than rivals like the turbocharged Hyundai Kona.
The EPA forecasts that front-wheel-drive CX-30 vehicles will get 25 mpg city, 33 mpg highway, and 28 mpg combined.
A rotary knob on the centre console controls an infotainment display that grows from the middle of the dashboard.