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The Mazda CX-30 G20 Pure SUV – value packed at $28,990.

David Berthon

More on Mazda’s CX-30 SUV today – sitting between the CX-3 and mid-sized CX-5  the CX-30 answers the lack of boot space in the bob-tail CX-3. 10 models, all six-speed automatic, and a choice of 2.0-litre and 2.5-litre engines as well as front or all-wheel-drive. I drove the entry 2.0-litre G20 Pure front wheel drive at 28,990, a great value story here with an excellent level of driver assist technology, comfort, safety and convenience items. The 2.0-litre engine is no powerhouse, best described as adequate however if you want a bit more go I recommend you spend another $1,500, and buy the more powerful 2.5-litre G25 Touring front wheel drive at $36,690 – with its better blend of performance, drive-ability and inclusions.

This small Mazda SUV is a good looker from any angle, much in the mould of the larger CX5,8 and 9 models.  Equipment includes seven airbags, stability and traction control, leather seat trim, driver attention detection, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, a reversing camera, dual-zone air, forward and rear autonomous emergency braking, front and rear parking sensors and LED Headlights. Build quality first class backed by a five-year/unlimited kilometre warranty and annual fixed price service costs of $327/year for the first five years. The Mazda CX-30 is the perfect packaged sized SUV for retirees, modern in concept but very practical in detail.

I’m David Berthon

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