Mazda MX-30 Model Comparison – Which is the Best Mazda MX-30 to buy?

Mazda MX-30 Model Comparison – Which is the Best Mazda MX-30 to buy?

With almost limitless information readily available on any given car in the automotive market, research suggests that the average lead time it takes for a customer to reach a car purchase decision after conducting their due diligence is 10-12 weeks.

Having taken time to explore different brands and models, the next step is to determine which specification is best suited to your individual needs and wants. Keep reading and we hope our Mazda MX-30 model comparison will help you understand the key differences in the line-up.

The Mazda MX-30 is Mazda’s first electric car, with a lightweight battery designed specifically to meet the average person’s day-to-day driving of 124miles. The range extends to 165 miles for city driving. With four different specifications to choose from, we hope this article will help you appreciate the key differences in the MX-30 specifications. The Mazda MX-30 is available in; SE-L Lux, First Edition, Sports Lux and GT Sport Tech.

Key information on the Mazda MX-30

A picture of a car stationed at an electric charging point, to highlight the Mazda MX-30 is an electric car

The Mazda MX-30 features Mazda’s new e-SKYACTIV drive technology, combining a lightweight battery and an electric motor to offer a uniquely smooth, quiet and seamless driving experience.

The Mazda MX-30 is compatible with the most common public charging points, meaning finding a charge point on the go is easy. All cables are included in the list price and charging times vary according to how you do it and where you do it. It can take up to 36 minutes to charge your car from 20% to 80% at a public 50kW rapid-charging station and between 4.5 – 15 hours at home, depending on the charging unit. Equipped with the Mazda MyMazda app, there is the option to be notified if you forget to plug in the charging cable and the ability to control charging using a timer.

The four-model line-up are all styled with a wide range of environmentally friendly materials, one of the most distinctive features being the use of recycled plastic bottles for internal fabrics and sustainable cork trim in the centre console.

Mazda MX-30 Interior Materials showing Cork in the centre console

Mazda MX-30 Kodo Design; sustainable cork trim interior in the centre console

SE-L Lux

The SE-L Lux is the base model specification of the MX-30 range, although credit to the Mazda Design team, there are no significant compromises to be made in choosing the SE-L Lux.

The technology which comes with the Mazda MX-30 EV is to a high standard with safety features integrated across the range, included in the SE-L Lux model is:

The base safety pack features include:

  • Emer­gency Tyre Re­pair kit
  • Reversing Camera
  • Smart Brake Sup­port with Turn-Across Traffic
  • Driver At­ten­tion Alert
  • Tyre Pres­sure Mon­it­or­ing Sys­tem
  • Driver and front pas­sen­ger airbags; front, side and cur­tain
  • Lane De­par­ture Warn­ing Sys­tem
  • Dy­nam­ic St­a­b­il­ity Con­trol
  • Driver knee airbag
  • Elec­tron­ic Park­ing Brake with auto-hold and auto-dis­en­gage func­tion
  • Blind Spot Mon­it­or­ing sys­tem with Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Thatcham Cat.1 Alarm & Im­mobil­iser
  • Hill Hold Ass­ist
  • Elec­tric G-Vect­or­ing Con­trol Plus
  • Lane-keep Ass­ist Sys­tem
  • Mazda Radar Adaptive Cruise Con­trol with In­tel­li­gent Speed Ass­ist
  • Emer­gency Stop Sig­n­alling
  • Emer­gency Lane-Keeping with Blind Spot Ass­ist

The two key points to note when considering the SE-L Lux model are the fitted 18″ silver metallic alloys along with the light grey cloth seats and dark grey trimming combination.

Mazda MX-30 freestyle doors and light grey cloth seats

Mazda MX-30 SE-L Lux interior; freestyle doors with light grey cloth seats

Key features are:

  • Type 2 mode 2 cable for AC charging via UK 3-pin plug
  • Type 2 mode 3 cable for AC charging via home or public charging points
  • DC socket for rapid charging up to 40KW
  • Regenerative braking (5 modes, selected via paddle shift switches)
  • LED headlights with LED daytime running lights
  • LED rear combination lights with LED rear turn lights
  • Black, electrically adjustable, heated, automatic power-folding door mirrors with integrated indicator lights
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Reversing camera
  • Windscreen projected colour active driving display (heads-up display) with traffic sign recognition
  • 7” colour touch-screen for climate control settings
  • Apple Carplay and Android Auto
Mazda MX-30 charging cables

Mazda MX-30 charging cables

Sport Lux

The Sport Lux, which is one spec up from the SE-L Lux is built on the foundations of a ‘Sporty SUV’ look. The Sport Lux comes with 18″ bright metallic alloy wheels, a chrome power button steering wheel, rear privacy glass and is kitted with light grey cloth and stone leatherette.

Further differencing factors of the Sport Lux which promises to be a popular choice are:

  • Heated front seats (3-stage settings)
  • 8-way power-adjustable driver seat with memory linked to the door mirror and active driving display
  • Smart keyless entry
  • Frameless auto-dimming rear-view mirror
  • Auto-dimming driver door mirror with adjustable memory linked to the head-up display and set


The GT Sport Tech goes one step further in creating a luxury, ‘athletic’ look.  Furnished with a dark grey interior and brown artificial leather, the GT Sport Tech has advanced technology and styling:

  • Front wiper de-ice
  • Adaptive signature LED headlights with LED daytime running lights
  • Power tilt and slide sunroof
  • Signature rear LED lights
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • 12-speaker Bose sur­round sound sys­tem
  • 360-degree view monitor (front, rear and side cameras)
Mazda MX-30 Bose Sound System

Mazda MX-30 GT Sport Tech features the Bose 12-speaker premium audio system

In the centre console, you will benefit from the upgrade of a 150W stand­ard UK 3-pin plug socket which can be used to power ex­tern­al devices such as your laptop.

The GT Sport Tech comes with a host of extra active safety technology:

  • Driver monitoring
  • Smart Brake Sup­port – Rear Cross­ing
  • Smart Brake Sup­port – Rear
  • Cruis­ing Traffic Sup­port
  • Front Cross Traffic Alert

Mazda MX-30 First Edition

In March 2021, Mazda created a unique launch model, the Mazda MX-30 First Edition. With only 350 First Editions made available in the UK, this collection is limited. Exclusively available in a choice of the 3-tone Ceramic Metallic or 3-tone Soul Red Crystal Metallic paint. With a black roof and metallic dark grey upper side panels, to contrast the Soul Red Crystal or Ceramic Metallic main body colour.

Inside, the First Edition features a light and modern cabin ambience with light grey cloth and stone leatherette combined with orange seat stitching.

In addition to the SE-L Lux, features include:

  • 18″ bright metallic alloy wheels
  • Adaptive signature LED headlights with LED daytime running lights
  • Frameless auto-dimming rear-view mirror
  • 8-way power-adjustable driver seat with memory linked to door mirror and active driving display

An award-winning electric vehicle.  The overall design of the Mazda MX-30 is a stylish and versatile crossover EV that has already been named Favourite Electric Car in 2021. With a comprehensive standard of safety specification, The Mazda MX-30’s safety credentials were recently confirmed by its performance in the latest Euro NCAP series of tests, where it was awarded the maximum 5-star rating.

Qualifying for the Office for Zero-Emission Vehicles (OZEV), means when you purchase any Mazda MX-30 you will eligible for a plug-in vehicle grant, as well as the electric vehicle home charge scheme which is a government grant available for the installation of a home charge point.

The Mazda MX-30 is covered by an 8-year warranty or 100,000-mile warranty, whichever comes first. In case of an unexpected malfunction, the warranty covers all battery repair and/or replacement.

If you have any further questions in regards to the Mazda MX-30 models, please do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of our team at T W White and Sons. Our Client Advisors attend regular training courses specifically on the MX-30 and will be delighted to talk through the pros and cons of each model, depending on your current circumstances.

For the latest prices and offers, please see our new Mazda MX-30 prices.

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