Mazda MX-30 (2021-present): dimensions and boot space

This new electric SUV is small and has an unusual door layout. Find out more about the Mazda MX-30’s width, length, height and boot size

Sam Naylor
Jun 16, 2022

The Mazda MX-30 is an electric car designed to appeal to people who live in the city and travel a small number of miles each day. It has a short driving range of just 124 miles per charge, which is less than other similar electric cars such as the Volkswagen ID.4.

It has a limited appeal then, especially as many people who live in cities will not have a place to park and charge up overnight. Yet for the right people, it could be a fantastic car for commuting to work in.

The MX-30 is very luxurious inside and is great to drive. It’s really quiet and smooth, plus it’s comfortable over bumps and there’s lots of in-car tech. It’s not the most practical, thanks to odd rear doors and there being not all that much space inside, but it’s roomier than a Honda e, for example, as we’ll find out below.

There’s only one version of the MX-30 for now, which is a 36kWh model that has the aforementioned 124 miles of range, a 9.7-second 0-62mph time and can be charged fully at a home wallbox in five hours.

Read on to find out more about the Mazda MX-30’s dimensions, boot space and weight.

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Mazda MX-30 dimensions

The Mazda MX-30 is only available in one form, so there’s only one set of dimensions to be aware of. It’s 4,395mm long and 1,795mm wide, which means it’s identical in those dimensions to Mazda’s own CX-30 SUV. That shows why the two cars have such similar names, as they’re really similar in size - it’s just that the CX-30 is petrol-only.

The MX-30 is also slightly taller than the CX-30, at 1,555mm tall. These dimensions overall mean the car is smaller than the Volkswagen ID.4, which is 4,584mm long, 1,852mm wide and 1,626mm tall.

The MX-30 is also much less roomy inside as a result - the back seats in particular are much more comfortable for adults in the Volkswagen, as there’s more legroom and headroom.

DimensionsLengthWidthHeight
Mazda MX-304,395mm1,795mm1,555mm

Mazda MX-30 boot space

The Mazda MX-30 has 366 litres of boot space in entry-level form, but if you choose a higher-spec model with a Bose stereo, that drops slightly to 341 litres. This is an okay amount of space for commuting, but not much for a car of this size and price. When you consider that the Volkswagen ID.4 has 543 litres of space in the boot, it’s a rather disappointing figure.

If you fold down the rear seats, the total load space rises to 1,171 litres in the base model and 1,146 litres in models with the Bose stereo. The MX-30 also isn’t as roomy as its Mazda CX-30 counterpart, which uses petrol engines and has up to 430 litres behind the rear seats.

Boot spaceSeats upSeats down
Mazda MX-30341-366 litres1,146-1,171 litres

 

Mazda MX-30 towing capacity

The Mazda MX-30 is a poor choice if you are interested in towing a trailer, because it’s not rated to tow at all. This means it’s illegal to tow any kind of trailer with the Mazda MX-30.

If you want an electric car capable of towing, you might want to consider a SsangYong Korando e-Motion, Kia EV6, Mercedes EQA or if you have a higher budget, an Audi e-tron. All of these models have a decent amount of towing capacity.

Mazda MX-30 weight

While the Mazda CX-30 is merely average when it comes to weight, the MX-30 is actually relatively light for an electric car. Since electric vehicles have large, heavy battery packs on board, they tend to weigh a huge amount more than typical cars and SUVs, but no matter which version you choose, the MX-30 is 1,675kg.

That’s heavy next to a normal petrol or diesel car, but key rivals such as the Volkswagen ID.4 are heavier - that car is around 1,900kg even in lower trim levels. This helps to explain why the Mazda is so much fun to drive while also being comfortable - its suspension has much less weight to control.

WeightKerbweight
Mazda MX-301,675kg

 

 

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