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Mazda CX-30 SkyActiv-X — long-term review

A Cornish road-trip in TG's Mazda CX-30

Specification:
CX-30 GT Sport
Engine:
1998cc, 4cyl supercharged, FWD, 180bhp, 165lb ft
Claimed MPG:
47.9mpg, 105g/km CO2
Performance:
0-62mph in 8.5secs, 127mph top speed
Weight:
1542kg
Price:
£28,940 / £29,420 as tested / £360pcm

A wintry trip down to the end of Cornwall gives the CX-30 a chance to prove its credentials as a long-distance family wagon. Credentials proved, at least from the perspective of ‘behind the wheel’. The CX-30’s driving position is great and economy is a consistent 40mpg for motorway driving – as good as I’ve seen from a petrol engine. That my three travelling companions slept the entire journey must indicate it’s comfy and quiet for passengers. Space inside? Far roomier than a Mazda3 hatch, but the roofline does cut into bootspace a little. 

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