I have the opposite review to the first review and not sure if it’s even a real review as G20 Astina does not have cylinder deactivation and the cx30 is not a suv it’s a crossover , only the 2.5 litre Mazda engines from 2018 onwards have CD unless they are turbo then that engine doesn’t have it. Fortunately all my bells and whistles work as they should , no issues yet , traveled 8500 klms and fuel economy combined is 7.7 litres per 100klms , about 70% short runs to work and 30% highway. On long highway trips doing speed limit 110 I’m getting 5....5 litres per 100 klms . I turned of lane assist as don’t want it or need it. My cylinder deactivation works perfectly as does my radar cruise control, no vibration at any speed but I know some have this issue. The interior is comfortable and classy. My only 2 gripes are sunglasses holder is way too small and instrument cluster plastic panel is easily scratched as plastic is too soft. Overall the performance is good however my previous Mazda 3 2017 sp25 manual seemed to have more power and better low down torque even though it’s the same size motor. I have used the AWD traction mode on some very crappy ,steep , wet , badly deep rutted dirt roads and l was very impressed. I actually like the black plastic cladding , better to scratch this then paintwork on some of the crap roads I go down to check the surf. This car serves me well in all departments and I’m very happy I purchased. It’s not for everyone but suits me. The new informant system is a lot quicker than previous and voice activation for navigation and phone calls is very good. The Bose sound system is also very good and speaker placement is excellent , it sounds like a band is playing live in front of me lol. If I had my way I would have turbo on this model and no cylinder deactivation as not sure what this does to life of motor.
Purchased in May 2020 for $43,480.00.
Promised So Much but failed to deliver
Before I get into this review I must make it clear I am not an SUV person. I have always had sporty hatches or RWD sport sedans, but not huge V8's. As I am getting older and wiser now I decided to try this SUV thing, it seem so many have and I thought I must have a go at it, so I did my research (on line) test drove all the major brands and bought a CX30, went for the Fwd as I really didn't see the need to go off road. On paper and in the show room the Mazda is a very tempting package, the top of the range Astina has it all and then some you w...ould be hard pressed to find an option or piece of tech not fitted to this car. Now this is the issue, tech is great only if it works and I must say it failed to deliver. The engine is fitted with cylinder deactivation so on light cruse it drops back to a 2 cyl this is great for fuel consumption ( which is actually very good in this size car) but at 70 to 90 ks it causes the car to vibrate and it quite un pleasant, mazda service informed me it is not able to deactivate it so live with it. Radar cruse is fantastic if it work and I'm afraid it fails in the mazda, slow to speed up then slams on the brakes, the calibration engineers failed here as well. it is so uncomfortable to use so I stopped using it. the crash avoidance systems, are so sensitive would slam on the brakes when doing a reverse park or backing into a garage, the warning systems are constantly going off when changing lanes or entering into a round about, fortunately it can be turned off. some other gripes I have are lack of torque from the engine and the auto calibration team up so you must work hard to get it to move ( rev the crap out of it ) torsion beam rear suspension is awful the ride and noise is irritating. paint work and body fit and finish are as to be expected in a car built it Thailand but the paint is so soft it scratches with a chamois as does the piano black finishes on the exterior. Some good thing are a lovely interior with comfy heated seats. the multi media system and phone connections work a treat and are very easy and intuitive the HUD is good but a little bright at night. the Bose sound system is treat and media options endless. in all being inside the car is a very pleasant experience until you start to drive it. I will have to say it is also very quiet at speed and idle with no wind noise or tyre roar. So after about 6 months and 6k I have sold the Mazda. I am now back in a Rwd 4 dr sporty sedan. I was fortunate not to loose to much money. I would have to say the SUV thing is not my cup of tea but this mazda was a disappointment and not because it is a SUV its just a poorly done one.
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|Category||Small / Compact SUVs||Small / Compact SUVs||Small / Compact SUVs||Small / Compact SUVs|
|Transmission||Automatic||Automatic||Automatic||Automatic and Manual|
|Drive Type||All Wheel Drive (AWD)||All Wheel Drive (AWD)||All Wheel Drive (AWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)|
|Wheels||18" Alloy||18" Alloy||18" Alloy||18" Alloy|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||48 L||48 L||48 L||51 L|
|Engine||4 Cylinder 2.0L||4 Cylinder 2.5L||4 Cylinder 2.5L||4 Cylinder 2.0L|
|Max Power||132kW @ 6000rpm||139kW @ 6000rpm||139kW @ 6000rpm||114kW @ 6000rpm|
|Max Torque||224Nm @ 3000rpm||252Nm @ 4000rpm||252Nm @ 4000rpm||200Nm @ 4000rpm|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (braked)||1,200 kg||1,200 kg||1,200 kg||1,200 kg|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (unbraked)||600 kg||600 kg||600 kg||600 kg|
|Manufacturer Warranty||5 year(s)||5 year(s)||5 year(s)||5 year(s)|
|Ground Clearance||175 mm||175 mm||175 mm||175 mm|
|Release date||Feb 2020||Feb 2020||Feb 2020||Feb 2020|
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