Does it represent good value for the price? What features does it come with?
Being the top of the Maxx tree, this 2.5 will set you back $33,690. For that, you get a set of dodgy-looking (but perfectly serviceable) 17-inch alloy wheels, a six-speaker stereo, air conditioning, a reversing camera, rear parking sensors, a comprehensive safety package, cruise control, LED headlights (that's a solid win), keyless entry and start, a leather wheel and shifter, and space-saver spare.
Mazda's MZD Connect arrived in the Maxx a couple of updates ago, which is a very welcome thing as it brings pretty decent phone integration (still no Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, though), DAB+ digital radio and the usual Bluetooth and USB. It's controlled by the 7.0-inch touchscreen when stationary or the rotary dial and shortcut buttons when on the move. Sat nav is an option.
As always, Mazda leads the way on paint pricing - out of eight colours, only two will cost you more (the lovely 'Soul Red' and 'Machine Grey') and even then, they're just $300.