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    1. Voxy28

      MAZDA 6

      How come this model like no value one? 5k dep nia... Sell that time should be 4k...... jialat. Is it a problematic car?
    2. enthucarowner

      2015 Mazda 2

      Hi all! Seeing as it has been a few months since the brand new Mazda 2 has been launched in Singapore and many have been collecting their new cars recently, those who have been driving for awhile or brand new owners can check in here! Feel free to share experiences driving or any upgrades you might be interested in doing or have already done, i'm pretty sure we'll see many new Mazda 2s zoom-zooming around Singapore soon!
    3. csy_sky

      2019 All new Mazda 3

      Official drawings of the 2019 Mazda3 – keep in mind that at this time, we don’t know if it will be sold as a 2019MY or 2020MY in the U.S.A. and Canada. The new “3” will employ Mazda’s latest Skyactiv-Vehicle Architecture. The platform is said to be stronger while providing a much better ride quality. But the big news for the fourth-generation “3” is the debut of Mazda’s new SkyActiv-X gasoline enginefeaturing Spark Controlled Compression Ignition. This innovative four-cylinder unit combines characteristics of diesel and regular gasoline engines, using spark plug ignition to “control compression ignition”. In short, it ignites the fuel-air mixture similar to a diesel engine promising to combine the fuel efficiency of the former with all the benefits of a gasoline unit, without the emissions penalty. Mazda forecasts an output of around 190 horsepower with 170 lb-ft (230Nm) of peak torque from the 2.0-liter version. That puts it well above today’s 2.0-liter Skyactiv-G that delivers 155hp and 150 lb-ft (203Nm) and on par with the bigger 2.5-liter Skyactiv-G with 184hp and 185 lb-ft (250Nm). The difference here is that Mazda is targeting at least a 20 percent improvement in fuel economy and up to 25 percent less carbon dioxide emissions over the current Skyactive G engines. Mazda Kai Concept Wants To Get Our Hopes Up For New Mazda3
    4. I'm considering Mazda 5. Can current owners provide general feed back? How about fuel consumption? If anybody bought it recently, what additions did you managed to get? Today's price is 129,000, 3 yrs or 100,000 km (whichever first) warranty. Thank you.
    5. Spring

      2014 Mazda 3

      Hi all, Got this attachment from a Mazda dealer. Claimed it would be launched in 1st Quarter 2014 and est price is SGD120k thereabouts. The pics look impressive and if the engine matches the Mazda 6 skyactiv one albeit a 1.6litre version then should be a gem! What do you guys think? Mazda 3 Factsheet_Final_4 Dec 2013_2.30pm.pdf
    6. andrewyewkc

      New Mazda CX

      https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/new-mazda-cx-60-cx-80-and-mx-30-phev-due-2022?fbclid=IwAR2OtsNwlU3jJzdIRabbvowCU8rBZDkR-TmUpjODb2-QNKFtOYQ0sUEUY10 Probably not for Singapore.
    7. Stratovarius

      Mazda CX-30

      Nope, this is not the much much bigger brother of CX-9. In between the CX5 and CX3, price maybe in the range of 120k to 130k in today's COE prices. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_nPK5sUn2w
    8. Another day, another joker on the road getting what he deserves for his reckless driving. What happened In the wee hours of the morning, a Mazda 3 driver is seen driving down Admiralty Road right beside a large garbage truck. Wanting to filter to his right, the car flashes its right indicator lights to signal its intention. This is when things start to go horribly wrong. Instead of letting the truck pass, the Mazda driver fails to check for safety and starts to drift to the right. The weird thing about his behaviour is that he actually slows down right in front of the large truck as his vehicle performs the lane change. As a result, the car ends up getting hit in the rear by the garbage truck and continues along the road for a while before coming to a stop. It is unclear if the Mazda driver had hit the brakes on purpose or by accident. Additionally, the fact that the Mazda kept going after getting hit could mean that the driver did not realise that he had been hit. A great example of why all drivers die die must have insurance It is important to note that the Mazda 3 driver carries a P plate, which is a probationary license plate that should be put on display at the top-right portion of the front and back windscreens of new drivers. The plate can be taken down after a year of valid driving experience. As such, it is critical that all drivers, especially P-platers, have insurance in case of accidents like this. Annual premiums for car insurance typically start at $850, and the amount that you pay is determined by your age, your occupation, the amount of driving experience you have, your car model, and your claims history. For P platers and drivers below the age of 27, car premiums are through the roof as insurers deem these drivers to possess a higher level of risk of getting into accidents. Netizens' reactions P-platers, no matter the situation, there is no reason good enough to justify driving and switching lanes recklessly. Stay safe out there! -------- Save up to $600 on your Car Insurance renewal and compare insurance quotes from 12 different insurers hassle-free. Get your free car insurance quote with sgCarMart today!
    9. Carbon82

      2022 Mazda CX-5 Facelift

      2022 Mazda CX-5 Revealed With Updated Design, Standard All-Wheel Drive There are more changes than meets the eye as the 2022 CX-5 benefits from a more responsive six-speed automatic transmission delivering smoother acceleration. Not only that, but the compact SUV now features a different suspension to better iron out vibrations and diminish road noise courtesy of a new dampening control structure and higher frame rigidity. Another important update is all-wheel drive being made standard across the range. As a matter of fact, Mazda is offering AWD as standard equipment on all CX models going forward. From the subcompact CX-30 to the midsize CX-9, every single SUV sold by the company will have an all-paw system even in the entry-level trim.
    10. With a torrential rainstorm hitting Singapore yesterday, drivers experienced high tensions as they braved the rain during the morning peak hours. One driver, however, was not so lucky and did not escape the wrath of a motorcyclist. As the first few seconds of this video rolled by, I was already irritated by the sight of the slow-moving vehicles crawling their way through the underpass along Farrer Road. However, when the motorcyclist lined himself beside the Mazda just before entering the underpass, I knew something interesting was going to happen. As the motorcyclist unsuccessfully attempted to lane-split, he found himself stuck behind the black Mazda 6 throughout the entire underpass. Presumably annoyed that the congested roads did not open for him, the motorcyclist crept close to the Mazda to squeeze through the tiny gaps in between the lanes. Unable to get his way, the angry biker zoomed past the car once the roads were clearing up and expressed his emotions with an angry whack to the Mazda 6's side mirror. Very much like this angry cat here. What is lane-splitting? Just in case you were lost earlier when I mentioned it. Defined as 'riding a bicycle or motorcycle between roadway lanes of vehicles driving in the same direction', it is common for motorcyclists to perform lane splitting in slow-moving traffic. The main argument for this act is because lane-splitting prevents motorcycles from overheating. When a running motorcycle is at a standstill or edging forward for an extended period, the vehicle heats up quickly. Hence, riders must keep moving, even in congested traffic. However, lane-splitting is incredibly inconsiderate to other road users. Although it is tolerated by traffic laws when done safely, it puts the motorcyclist at a higher risk of getting crushed by a larger vehicle. Unless there is adequate space in between lanes, riders should avoid lane-splitting at all costs. Instead, the best way to manoeuvre through congested roads would be to practice care and anticipation. Better to stay safe than sorry! Netizens' reactions Some say the Mazda 6 driver is being a dick and others say the motorcyclist cb. What do you think? I think the Mazda 6 driver is pretty innocent tbh. -------- Thinking of selling your car? sgCarMart Quotz guarantees the highest selling price for your car. We’ll even give you $100 cash if you find a better offer elsewhere! Get a free quote to find out how much your car is worth today!
    11. Westin

      2020 Mazda CX-8

      If the price is good enough... $100k or thereabouts.
    12. Although the car now look much sharper and modern than before, the changes are too subtle to qualify it as a all new generation model. At the Los Angeles Auto Show, Mazda revealed the all-new CX-5 SUV complete with an updated design and a selection of new technologies. The most obvious differences between the new model and the outgoing one is the heavily updated exterior styling. Unsurprisingly, it takes much of its inspiration from the smaller CX-3 and larger CX-9 with Mazda saying that it wanted to create a vehicle that suited the phrase ‘refined toughness’. As such, the front of the new CX-5’s body is now 10 mm wider than previously and helps to give the car an improved stance on the road. Additionally, the A-pillars have been pushed back by approximately 35 mm and a new grille has been adopted. Other key design updates include thinner headlights and taillights and an overall sportier appearance, aided particularly through the re-designed roofline and sharp C-pillars. The interior of the new CX-5 has also been suitably refreshed and revised and incorporates a three-spoke steering wheel, push-button start and a 4.6-inch color display within the instrument cluster. There’s also a 7-inch display now resting on top of the dashboard, similar to most current Mercedes-Benz models. There’s also a 10-spoke Bose premium sound system and the Mazda Connect connectivity system which works in conjunction with smartphones. While engines will differ between markets, Mazda says the new CX-5 will receive its clean, 2.2-liter SkyActiv-D diesel engine and the SkyActiv-G 2.0 and SkyActiv 2.5 direct-injection petrol engines. All of these engines can be mated to either a six-speed automatic or six-speed manual transmission. As standard, they are front wheel drive but the brand’s all-wheel drive system is available. Another highlight of the new model is that the strengthened chassis has resulted in a 15.5 per cent increase in torsional rigidity over the outgoing model. This is largely due to the increased use of ultra-high-tensile steel on the A-pillars and B-pillars. The improved aerodynamics of the new model also lower road noise by around 1.3 dB over rough surfaces. On a technology and safety front, the 2017 CX-5 includes Mazda Radar Cruise Control and Traffic Sign Recognition which is able to read speed limit and other road signs and display them on the 4.6-inch display. What’s more, the new model includes a torque vectoring system where torque levels can be altered based on steering wheel inputs, aiming to both improve the ride and great handling abilities.
    13. TL;DR – Mazda 3 driver exits a carpark, does not stop at the stop line and almost collides with cam car. The driver then proceeds to wave his hands to “give way” to the cam car. Whut? This incident happened on the 17th of August 2021, Tuesday @ 11.15pm A Mazda 3 driver exiting the Sengkang General Hospital carpark failed to stop at the stop line which almost led to a collision with the cam car that was travelling on the road perpendicular to the Mazda 3. While incidents like this are commonplace, what happens next is what makes this story interesting. Here’s the 51-second video YaYa Papaya You’ll notice that the Mazda 3 driver makes some hand gesture of sorts initially. If it’s unclear, don’t worry, it gets better. He then winds down his window and you’d think that the Mazda 3 driver would apologise and carry on with life. But nope! He waves his hand to ‘allow’ the cam car to move! Eh hello?! You were in the wrong, and now you’re acting all high-and-mighty ff? Online Chatter A lot of unnecessary problems if you ask me. --- Thinking of selling your car? sgCarMart Quotz guarantees the highest selling price for your car. We’ll even give you $100 cash if you find a better offer elsewhere! Get a free quote to find out how much your car is worth today!
    14. Installed for $1.2k with computer tunning from GT Auto...price ok? Can use 4G Sim card...working well!
    15. A PHV Toyota Vellfire was caught on video bullying a Mazda 3 by intentionally blocking it and preventing it from changing lanes. This road-bullying incident occurred on the Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE), which involved a PHV Toyota Vellfire and a Mazda 3. In the video, a Mazda 3 and a PHV Toyota Vellfire are travelling alongside each other on lanes 1 and 2, respectively. Moments after, the cam car driver flashes his high beam as an indication to the Mazda 3 driver to filter to lane 2. BUT HERE'S WHAT PUZZLES ME The PHV Toyota Vellfire driver went through many inconveniences just to REPEATEDLY block the Mazda 3 from filtering to lane 2. The Vellfire PHV driver performed PLENTY of brake checks and aggressive manoeuvres such as overtaking from the left. Just so the Vellfire driver could remain alongside the Mazda 3 after overtaking a motorcyclist from the left, I felt that he might have pushed the entire 179bhp out of his 2.5L engine. However, I suspect that these two drivers had a prior altercation before this entire incident. FACTS NGL, this is what happens when a driver that lacks in confidence (Mazda 3) meets a guai lan driver (Toyota Vellfire). Regardless of what may have happened earlier, this Toyota Vellfire is definitely an a**hole of a driver. Unpopular opinion: Camcar, you ain’t no saint either. Instead of whining and flashing your high beam at the Mazda 3, you could have backed off a little and given way to the Mazda 3, so he could filter to lane 2. Netizens' comments Let’s all practice being more gracious and courteous on the road. Don’t be like this CB Toyota Vellfire driver, okay? --- Thinking of selling your car? sgCarMart Quotz guarantees the highest selling price for your car. We’ll even give you $100 cash if you find a better offer elsewhere! Get a free quote to find out how much your car is worth today!
    16. Petty Mazda 6 driver pulls several dangerous stunts after getting cut by a parent sending her kids to school. The incident occurred on Thursday morning (July 29) at Yishun, near Chongfu Primary School. According to the camcar’s Facebook post, his wife sent their son to school in the morning and stopped kerbside for the boy to alight. The footage showed that while she was stopping, it looked like she accidentally cut into the navy blue Mazda’s lane as the driver had wanted to move off. Thinking that it was on purpose, the driver got upset and merged into the next lane. From there, he continuously taunted her with dangerous stunts, such as jamming the brakes and blocking the vehicle from moving off while on the road. She tried to shake off the Mazda driver by switching lanes, but the driver kept going back and forth between both lanes just to cut her off. In the middle of the video, the driver suddenly stopped his vehicle in a yellow box and alighted, which obstructed the traffic flow. He then made his way to the camcar and proceeded to scold and threaten the driver for cutting into his lane. This went on for a while as other vehicles tried to move around the parked Mazda while the driver throws his temper tantrum. The rest of the video showed the Mazda driver wildly gesturing to the camcar driver, continuously taunting her before moving off in an illegal u-turn. Netizens’ reactions TBH, there is no way that the childish behaviour of the Mazda driver can ever be justified in this situation. Letting his anger get to his head and lashing out at others while blocking traffic flow is highly immature. Why are there drivers like this in Singapore? --- Thinking of selling your car? sgCarMart Quotz guarantees the highest selling price for your car. We’ll even give you $100 cash if you find a better offer elsewhere! Get a free quote to find out how much your car is worth today!
    17. ahboy86

      2015 Mazda CX3

      Just revealed in Los Angeles. Enjoy these pics. Likely combi of 1.5 and 2.0 Skyactiv engines + Skyactive Drive transmission. Should make it here by 2015.
    18. Ahyoo2002

      Mazda car servicing

      Hi all, Since MMS is gone soon and my warranty is over too, I am looking for a good and reliable Mazda workshop for serving my Mazda5. Anyone has any good recommendation? TIA.
    19. This incident left me speechless, period. Just watch the video to find out. This incident happened at the junction between East Coast Road and Cheow Keng Road, involving a white Mazda 3 and a grey Mercedes S320. These are the details of the vehicles involved in the accident. The video is from the cam car’s perspective, who happened to be parked right before the scene of the accident. The white Mazda 3 was travelling between two lanes before slowly veering to its left and hitting the stationary Mercedes S320. The impact from the hit then brought the Mazda 3 to a complete stop. Shortly after, a lady driver who appears unhurt comes out of the Mazda 3 to check on both vehicles. Considering the above, we can rule out health issues being the cause of this accident. The aftermath of the accident What may seem like an ordinary day for the Mercedes S320 driver (probably having tea break along East Coast Road) took a turn for the worst. Imagine coming back to a wrecked car because of this random chiu cheng Mazda 3 driver. Netizens' comments Driving while using her mobile phone seems like the only logical explanation for the cause of this accident. Ha Ha Ha this fella is a joker. This Mazda 3 driver will certainly be paying a high price for her actions. I hope this serves as a valuable lesson for her to become a better driver. --- Thinking of selling your car? sgCarMart Quotz guarantees the highest selling price for your car. We’ll even give you $100 cash if you find a better offer elsewhere! Get a free quote to find out how much your car is worth today!
    20. Japan-Mazda Motor Corporation today celebrated the unveiling of the fourth generation Mazda MX-5 (known as Roadster in Japan) together with fans at events held simultaneously in Japan, USA and Spain. The all-new MX-5, which adopts both SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY and Mazda's KODO-Soul of Motion design language, will be rolled out to global markets starting in 2015. The MX-5 is an iconic model representing Mazda's vehicle-engineering philosophy-the pursuit of driving pleasure. "Innovate in order to preserve" was the motto for the fourth generation, as the development team searched for innovations that go beyond simple evolution. Environmental and safety demands are much more stringent than they were when the first generation MX-5 was introduced 25 years ago, but the fourth generation stays true to the model's original aim of offering the pure driving fun that only a lightweight sports car can. It achieves this through the adoption of SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY and refinement of its appeal to the senses and sensations through which people enjoy cars. The design of the all-new MX-5 reveals another layer to Mazda's KODO design language. The exquisite proportions make the driver and passenger stand out, and both the interior and exterior evoke the exhilaration of open-top driving. It is the most compact of any generation MX-5 so far and is more than 100 kilograms lighter than the model it replaces, promising a dramatic leap in Jinba-ittai driving fun. As of July 2014, total production volume of the Mazda MX-5 exceeded 940,000 units and it continues to hold the Guinness World Record for the best-selling two-seater sports car. This highly-celebrated model has received over 200 awards from around the globe including Japan Car of the Year 2005-2006. Moving forward, Mazda will continue to develop products which offer all customers driving pleasure and outstanding environmental and safety performance. Watch the video of the full launch event. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ze5GPxABcMs
    21. Contipro

      MAZDA 6 2023

      welcome challenges against the conti.. https://www.motortrend.com/news/2023-mazda-6-future-cars/
    22. Contipro

      Mazda CX-5 2023

      https://www.autoevolution.com/news/2023-mazda-cx-5-successor-confirmed-with-straight-six-power-and-rwd-platform-165030.html
    23. New Mazda 3 selling at $118,988 & $121,988 by eurokars group.. Will anyone willing to pay this amount??
    24. SGCM_editorial

      The Mazda CX-30, a taller Mazda 3 wagon?

      For today, it's the Mazda CX-30! So, what is the Mazda CX-30? A crossover? A Mazda 3 in taller boots? Let Jon tell you all about it! In the simplest of terms, this is what the Mazda CX-30 is. But if you still don't really understand what Jon means.... Yes. The CX-30 is the taller version of the Mazda 3 Hatchback. Mazda's Kodo design language is arguably one of the best design languages in the car industry, currently, at least to this writer. The Kodo design language carries itself around pretty well, from sedan to SUV, and it almost seems like Mazda can do no wrong with it. Not the most generous boot capacity, admittedly. But, the CX-30 has a flat load floor! Perfect if you want to transport bigger or bulkier items like a bicycle or IKEA furniture. No weird hump in the middle of the car floor to give you difficulty. At Jon's height, he still has a decent amount of legroom. Not to mention, the leather in the CX-30 is quite a lovely colour. But yes, headroom is a drawback. Especially since there is a sunroof. So, taller people, do take note. Jon still has some headroom but it isn't much. This writer daresays Mazda is killing it with the design of the dashboard layout. Clean, simple lines with a rectangular screen positioned at an optimal angle, and with physical buttons for the important things like air-conditioning and music control. It's really intuitive. Took the words right out of this writer's mouth you did, Jon. Well, with these power levels, you won't be winning many traffic light races. But hey, it's more than enough for overtaking on the expressway, plus Mazda's SkyActiv engines do make their cars feel a little more brisk than what the spec sheet claims to be. Want to know more about what Jon has to say about the Mazda CX-30? Watch the video below to find out!
    25. kobayashiGT

      2021 Mazda CX-30 Turbo

      source: https://www.motor1.com/reviews/486698/2021-mazda-cx-30-turbo-first-drive/ We all went through an awkward phase as we grew up. Maybe you had frosted tips and wore a puka-shell necklace, were way into anime, or looked like the stereotypical emo kid. Mazda had a phase too, and while you try to ignore your quest to look like an extra from The O.C., we'd rather not forget about the Japanese brand's Zoom-Zoom phase. That, broadly speaking, is because it's over. Mazda has outgrown Zoom-Zoom and is making a well-executed transition to its next stage in life – elegant fascias and crisp lines have supplanted the derpy smiling grilles and the organic-looking sheetmetal flourishes, while minimalist interiors with rich, luxurious materials are taking over for simple, functional, and affordable. Turbocharging, too, became common, as Mazda pushed for the status of “Near-Premium Automaker.” A vehicle's verdict is relative only to its own segment and not the new-vehicle market as a whole. For more on how Motor1.com rates cars, click here. But the 2021 Mazda CX-30 Turbo has us wondering if maybe, just maybe, Mazda should take it down a notch. Go back to cheap and cheerful value or embrace the fun and irreverent times where driving joy was more important than elevating the brand. You know, throw on a trucker cap or an Ed Hardy shirt and be Mazda again. This is a fine compact crossover, but it's the least Zoom-Zoom Mazda we've driven in a long time. Raising Some Of The Stakes That lack of Zoom-Zoom isn’t initially obvious by looking at the spec sheet. Like the Mazda3 Turbo, CX-5, and Mazda6 that came before it, the Mazda CX-30 Turbo's big addition is a force-inducted 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and standard all-wheel drive. With 250 horsepower on deck and a backing track of 320 pound-feet of torque, this variant marks a huge improvement over the likable base engine, which offers an adequate 186 hp and 186 lb-ft of torque. But what else do you get by stepping up to one of the three turbocharged trims? Aesthetically, there are black wheels and mirror caps, brushed aluminum roof rails, and a small “Turbo” badge on the tailgate. Even by the depressingly low standards of your off-the-shelf black accent packages, that's weak. The cabin has fewer enhancements still – the only difference between the CX-30 Turbo and Premium trims and their naturally aspirated equivalents is a frameless auto-dimming rearview mirror. The high-end, turbo-only Premium Plus, though, has rear automatic emergency braking and traffic jam assist, which complements the full-speed adaptive cruise control (standard on every Turbo trim) with steering assistance below 40 mph. Changes to the suspension account for the turbocharged 2.5-liter's added weight, with Mazda proudly saying it's “retuned to stay the same” with negligibly stiffer springs and dampers. A reinforced rear differential can handle the increased torque, while tweaks to the Sport mode up the power of the G-Vector Control Plus system, giving the CX-30 an even nippier character on turn-in. On the transmission front, a six-speed automatic remains, although with ever so slightly shorter gearing. This is a roundabout way of saying that the CX-30 Turbo is about extra power and not much else. If you thought adding 64 hp and 134 lb-ft of torque to a 3,500-pound package would result in transformative performance, be prepared for disappointment. Sure, the CX-30 Turbo is quick, but it's not set-you-back-in-your-chair speedy. Instead, the performance is perfectly predictable, increasing everyday drivability without feeling like a bother. You'll notice the turbocharging when you stand on the gas, sure, but more often than not it'll come into play when climbing gentle grades or executing lazy passes in traffic. There's a swell of torque that gives the CX-30 added confidence in these situations. Where the normal CX-30's six-speed might need to drop one or even two gears, the Turbo model plugs away. In terms of increasing refinement, there's little question that the CX-30 Turbo is an overwhelming success – the new engine even sounds a little nicer. But in every other way, this is the same subcompact crossover. For better or worse, Mazda's decision to tune the heavier CX-30 Turbo to handle like the naturally aspirated model is a success. Present the more powerful CUV with a corner and it demonstrates the same snappy reflexes and eager turn-in character as before, cementing its role as one of the most agile CUVs around. Overall, it's a fun partner that still manages to maintain on-road ride comfort. There's a similar story with the six-speed automatic and the brakes, the latter of which are unchanged from the standard CX-30, despite the added power. More Power, Same Everything Else Like so many automakers, Mazda is charging more for added power and not much else. That's fine. But in upping the CX-30's price to account for the turbocharged 2.5-liter engine, the brand upset the standard car’s balanced pricing position. With prices starting at $22,050 and extending to $31,870 for a loaded, all-wheel-drive CX-30 Premium (including $1,175 destination charge), the naturally aspirated car undercuts the premium competition Mazda wants to challenge, remains affordable to mainstream shoppers, and still manages adequate performance with its 186-hp engine. The price delta between $26,450 CX-30 Preferred and the base $30,050 CX-30 Turbo is $3,600, and you'll need $3,750 to go from the $28,700 Premium to the $32,450 Turbo Premium. Snagging our tester, a Premium Plus with the flashy Machine Gray paint job, means shelling out $35,720. And as nice as the added power and torque is, the CX-30 rarely feels worth the expense. The CX-30 Turbo's higher price point shines a harsh light on the anonymous styling. While Mazda essentially told Motor1.com that the black wheels and small Turbo badge were enough to distinguish the 250-hp crossover from the 186-hp original, we firmly disagree. For 99.9 percent of onlookers, a $35,000 CX-30 will look just like the $22,000 one. The dollar-to-space ratio doesn't make a lot of sense, either. While we can accept the CX-30's minuscule cabin for $25,000 to $28,000, it's hard to swallow the tiny trunk (20.2 cubic feet) or the petite backseat (36.9 inches of legroom) at nearer to $36,000. Compare that with Mazda's own CX-5 and you'll find 50 percent more cargo space and an extra 2.5 inches of legroom. And on the premium end, the Mercedes-Benz GLA offers more rear legroom (38.0 inches) while the Audi Q3 has a roomier trunk (23.7 cubes). Neither of those advantages are huge, but they are notable. And while Mazda is dead set on becoming a premium brand, we're not sure it's done the legwork to convince people. The company is building some exceptionally pretty cars, and they remain good to drive, but it's impossible to change how people see a badge in just a couple years. Hell, ask Hyundai and Kia about that uphill battle. But the biggest concern, especially in the case of our test model, is that the CX-30 has entered an incredibly competitive part of the market. The Honda CR-V Hybrid Touring, a loaded-up Hyundai Santa Fe SEL, a Jeep Cherokee Limited, a Ford Edge SEL, an Audi Q3 40 Premium Plus, and a bare-bones Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 are all available within $1,000 to $2,000 of our $35,720 as-tested price. More damningly, Mazda's own CX-5 Grand Touring Reserve starts (with front-drive, mind you) at $36,560, or just $840 more. It's nearly as well equipped – you'll miss a few small active safety items, like automatic rear braking and traffic jam assist – far more spacious, and arguably as attractive and enjoyable to drive. Aging Up The 2021 Mazda CX-30 Turbo is by no means a bad car. On the merits of just being a subcompact crossover, this is an attractive option that features a gorgeous cabin, an impressive roster of safety equipment, and the kind of performance that makes everyday driving a breeze. That it's still fun in the corners only helps matters. But in the broader context of the Mazda brand, the CX-30 Turbo is a worrying move away from what made the company so compelling in the first place: unapologetic, affordable fun.
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