The Mazda CX-30 line-up kicks off at $28,990, before on-road costs for the base G20 Pure with a manual gearbox, but our G20 Evolve wears a retail price of $31,490.
This makes it the third cheapest CX-30 in the range, behind the aforementioned entry-level variant and its automatic counterpart that is available for $29,990.
For the asking price, a long list of standard equipment is on offer, including automatic LED headlights, LED tail-lights, rain-sensing wipers, push-button start, a 7.0-inch drive display, electronically adjustable side mirrors and a fabric-clad interior.
Multimedia duties are handled by an 8.8-inch screen, which doesn’t feature any touch inputs but is instead controlled by a rotary control knob nestled between the driver and front passenger.
If fact, all aforementioned items are actually standard across the line-up, with the slightly pricier Evolve adding (when compared with the base car) 18-inch wheels (up from 16 inches on the Pure), dual-zone climate control, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter, steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters, sunglasses holder and auto-dimming rearview mirror.
Stepping up into higher grades will net buyers equipment like heated seats, leather interior, sunroof and keyless entry, but the Evolve seems to sit in the Goldilocks zone for specification – or in other words, the added spec would be nice, but isn’t essential.