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2020 Mazda CX-30 AWD
The 2020 Mazda CX-30 AWD is the perfect crossover. Not too big and not too small. It has been called the “Goldilocks” of Mazdas. It is modern looking with a clean interior and simplistic design, yet it proves to have a luxury look without the luxury price tag.
A nice fit between the Mazda CX-5 and the Mazda CX-9, the CX-30 AWD presents its sharp exterior with a long hood, 18 inch alloy wheels and shark fin antenna. The exterior paint of my test vehicle was snowflake white pearl, not too bright and not subdued, a perfect tone. The interior has a minimalist dashboard. All controls and settings are easily approachable, a Goldilocks dream. Three stage heated leather seats to get that perfect temperature, 12 speaker Bose system because 10 is too few and 14 is too much, and the 9.8 inch color display screen that sits atop the dashboard which is the perfect size and location to view your text messages, control your music and to see your review camera at work.
Mazda does not shy away from its safety and security features. Mazda radar cruise control with stop and go, lane keep assist, driver attention alert and anti-theft engine immobilizer just in case anyone wants to “try” it out for a spin.
With 186 horsepower and 4-cylinder engine, the Mazda CX-30 AWD provides the perfect drive, not too fast and definitely not too slow. It gives a sense of comfort with a little bit of edge. If you experience “Goldilocks” syndrome, check out your local Mazda dealer and take the CX-30 for a drive…you may get it just right!
PS: My mom and I agree on vehicles 95% of the time, but not always on football teams. She got to place her team’s mask in the Mazda, and I didn’t.
Julia Serafine – Buffalo Bills
Cathy Droz – NY Giants
9.8 Inch color display atop dashboard
Heated front seats
Lane keeping assist
MPG: 25 City -32 Highway
MSRP as tested: $29,600