With the introduction of the CX-30 earlier this year, Mazda’s SUV lineup may be a bit confusing, yet the main thing that you need to keep in mind is that it slots between the CX-3 and CX-5.
Okay, so why didn’t they call it the CX-4? That’s because that moniker is reserved for another vehicle sold exclusively in China.
Already up for grabs in the United States from $21,900, and the UK from £22,895 (US$29,478), it will launch in Australia early next year as well, where customers will have to part with at least AU$29,990 (US$20,332), before on-road costs.
The compact model is offered in four trim levels, named the Pure, Evolve, Touring and Astina, powered by the 2.0-liter or 2.5-liter petrol engines (G20 and G25, respectively), with standard FWD. The all-wheel drive system is limited to the G25 versions of the Touring and Astina.
Choosing the base model will get you 16-inch alloy wheels, an 8.8-inch infotainment system, sat-nav, part-digital dials, push-button start and several driving assistance systems. The Evolve adds 18-inch wheels, dual-zone climate control, auto-dimming rearview mirror, paddle shifters and leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear knob.
The Touring comes with black leather, power adjustable front seats and a few other features, whereas the adaptive LED headlights, Bose premium sound system, black or white leather and electric sunroof (G25 only) are reserved for the Astina. The range-topper also features a standard 360-degree camera system, Front Cross Traffic Alert, Driver Monitoring and Cruising & Traffic Support, as part of the Vision Technology pack.