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Cutting right to the chase, in challenging situations, the CX-30's understeer won't help but the rest checks out as seen below.

The test you'll see being done is called the moose test and here's what Motor1 reported on it, when compared to the Tesla Model 3:
"It looks like the guys from are at it again, this time with a round of two moose tests with Mazda's CX-30 and Tesla Model 3S. The moose test is one of the trickiest road safety exercises that a car can be put through. Supposed to simulate an object, person, or animal (like a moose) coming out in front of a fast moving vehicle, the driver is suppose to be able to swerve to avoid the obstacle, all while maintaining control of the car. A lot of cars on the road don't do so well, such as the recent Jaguar I-Pace video they had, and some pass with flying colors, all without touching a single cone."

First off, we have the Mazda CX-30. Introduced as the latest family member in the Mazda lineup, this compact crossover doesn't do too badly, despite the tests having to be done at a lower speed. Initial runs had the CX-30 at 48 miles per hour (77 kilometers per hour), but the understeer was just too much after the initial turn of the wheel, taking out a number of cones in the process, and not being able to get back int the proper lane for the next set of cones. The driver did say that the car was perfectly controllable and felt safe despite the failed attempt. The best attempt was at 46 miles per hour (74 kilometers per hour), with still a little understeer, but a smoother entry and exit all around. Not bad."
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