Review: 2020 Mazda CX-30 GT – Part 5

This was a very interesting week with a very impressive vehicle. The Mazda CX-30 really blew me away this week. If Mazda wants to take over the sub-compact crossover space, this is the vehicle that will allow them to do just that. Sure I had a couple of minor gripes that I noted, but the CX-30 hits home runs in so many areas that those gripes really are irrelevant. Mazda deserves to sell every copy that they make because it is that good.

The final fuel economy was 8.4 l/100 KM which is very impressive as I didn’t try to drive in a manner that was fuel efficient. Price wise, it’s a bit more money than some in this class, but it’s worth it as you get a lot of content for your money. It starts at $23,950 with the GT trim level that I drove this week coming in at $33,850. I’d list all the main competition for the CX-30, but I would be here all day listing them all. Having said that, the Hyundai Kona and the Nissan Qashqai have to be in Mazda’s sights as you see a lot of those on the streets. But what Mazda has done is thrown down the gauntlet and said “beat this”. It will be interesting to see if they can as the CX-30 is a very early contender for my award for the best SUV of the year.

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