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2021 Mazda CX-30

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Overall Score 75
31 Lowest
Rated
84 Highest
Rated
 
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Road Test Results

Overall

 

64 / 100

Acceleration

 

3 / 5

Transmission

 

4 / 5

Braking

 

4 / 5

Emergency Handling

 

4 / 5

Fuel Economy

 

4 / 5

Ride

 

3 / 5

Noise

 

3 / 5

Usability

 

3 / 5

Owner Reports

Predicted Reliability

 

5 / 5

Predicted Owner Satisfaction

 

4 / 5

Highs

  • Fit and finish
  • Fuel economy

Lows

  • Controls
  • Engine noise
  • Tight quarters
  • Visibility
  • Parking brake engages automatically but doesn't disengage automatically

Best Version to Get

Buyers can choose either a front- or all-wheel drive CX-30. Either way, it would be nice to get a power driver seat with adjustable lumbar support and heated front seats, for which buyers have to opt for the Preferred version which also adds an upgraded audio system with satellite radio.

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