It can change when you go to lower trims, I'm presently comparing the Seltos EX to the CX-30 GS FWD. I just wish the Seltos EX was offered in FWD, as I have no interest or need for AWD. I picked these two as they are in a similar price range as I really don't want to go any higher. I had considered another Soul, looking at the EX Premium version (but wanted a change from yet another Soul - had two) so the Seltos EX and CX-30 GS FWD were close to the same MSRP.Keep in mind that he is comparing top trims as was I.
I was almost swayed by the Mazda interior quality coming from an Audi. 2 months in and it’s a non issue.
Very happy with my choice but the Mazda is excellent as well for someone with different needs and priorities.