What should I be paying?
Obviously the CX-30 does cost slightly more than the Mazda 3 hatchback, meaning prices start at just under £25,000 for the base spec SE-L trim with the e-Skyactiv G engine. That quickly rises through the twenties and up into the mid-thirties for a top spec GT Sport Tech model with the clever Skyactiv-X motor, an automatic gearbox and all-wheel drive.
It should be reasonably good value to run, though. Mazdas are known for their reliability, and the engines range from pretty to very efficient. Automatic gearboxes, all-wheel drive and large alloy wheels all have negative effects on the numbers though.
Mazdas are usually pretty well kitted-out, too. The company doesn’t really do optional extras, either, making the business of spec'ing your car pretty easy. Various active safety features including lane-departure warning and blind-spot monitoring are to be standard-fit.