2022 Mazda CX-30

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2022 Mazda CX-30 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: June 11, 2021

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Closer to the bigger CX-3 SUV, the Mazda CX-30 is a more admirable and more desired small SUV. The 2022 model is expected to be a carryover model, as it had just got an update for the 2020 model, and with features like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay trickle down as standard offerings for the 2021 Mazda CX-30, the 2022 model is not expected to be a huge surprise. It will borrow its designs and features from the Mazda 3 sedan and hatchback.

Not only this the 2022 Mazda CX-30 will come with a host of features and driver assistance technology as standard which makes a better choice in the price range over a similarly priced hatchback or sedan. The slightly uplifted suspension setup provides an SUV-like feel to the driver. Power will come from a 2.5L engine which will be adequate for the size. A more powerful alternative will also be offered in the form of a turbocharged 2.5L engine.

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Pros

Modern interior layout

Decent fuel economy

Impressive driving dynamics

Cons

Rear visibility is not great

Transmission can be clunky at times

Does not feel a whole lot different to drive than the Mazda 3

What's New?

Not many changes to expect from the new 2022 model and will be a carryover.


Features

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base price

$22050

bodystyle

4dr SUV

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures

exterior
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Trims

Base $22,050 Est. onwards

TBD

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Colors and Styles

2022 Mazda CX-30 in Machine Gray Metallic color 2022 Mazda CX-30 in Jet Black Mica color
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Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide


For the 2022 Mazda CX-30, Mazda has decided to make it a carryover model from the 2021 MY. You can expect a 2.5L inline-4 engine with a front-wheel-drive as standard and all-wheel-drive available as an option, whereas the bigger engine will be available as standard with the AWD. Inside the CX-30, you can expect premium and good quality materials and for the exterior, you can expect no changes from the 2021 MY. With an expected price tag starting at $23,000 the 2022 Mazda CX-30 will take against the likes of Buick Encore, Subaru Crosstrek, and Honda HR-V.

2022 Mazda CX-30 SUV front view
2022 Mazda CX-30 SUV rear view

2022 Mazda CX-30 Pricing and Features

The 2022 Mazda CX-30 with the 2.5L NA motor will be offered in 4 trim levels, namely Base, Select, Preferred, and Premium. All of the trims will get Mazda's i-Activ AWD system as an option for an additional MSRP of around $1,500 The prices for the 2022 Mazda CX-30 is expected to start at $23,000 for the Base trim and max out under $30,000 for the top-of-the-line Premium trim, for the ones coming with the base motor. However, the 2022 Mazda CX-30 gets no changes in the mechanical front from the outgoing 2021 Mazda CX-30 with the base motor under the hood.

2022 Mazda CX-30 Engine and Performance

The standard engine in the 2022 Mazda CX-30 will be the same and will put out 186-horsepower and 186 lb.-ft. of torque. The base engine is a 2.5L four-cylinder engine that will be mated to a six-speed automatic gearbox which is a smooth and intelligent working gearbox and shifts gears wisely based on the driving conditions. 

2021 Mazda CX-30 engine bay

A slightly more powerful engine with turbos added to the same 2.5L engine will also be available as an option in the CX-30. The turbocharged engine increases the horsepower up to 250 and also brings AWD as standard and is good enough as the 0-60 MPH sprint comes in around eight seconds. The drive in the Mazda CX-30 will be quite athletic and fun. It is expected to have crisp and responsive steering which will allow for spirited driving while keeping the car in control at all times. 

Models

2022 Mazda CX-30 (expected)

2021 Buick Encore 

2021 Subaru Crosstrek

2021 Honda HR-V

MSRP

$23,000 (est.)

$24,195

$23,000

$21,020

Engine

2.5L Inline Four-Cylinder

1.4L Turbocharged Inline Four-Cylinder

2.0L Flat-Four

1.5L Turbocharged Inline Four-Cylinder

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

FWD

FWD

Transmission

6-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

6-speed manual

CVT

Power 

186 hp @ 6,000 RPM

138 hp @ 4,900 RPM

152 hp @ 6,000 RPM

141 hp @ 6,500 RPM

Torque

186 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM

148 lb-ft @ 1,850 RPM

145 lb-ft @ 6,000 RPM

127 lb-ft @ 4,300 RPM

0-60 MPH (seconds)

7.8

9.0

8.1

8.4

Quarter-Mile (seconds)

16.0

16.4

16.0

15.5

The 2021 Mazda CX-30 carries forward the ethos of the outgoing 2020 CX-30 in terms of handling and driving dynamics on offer, and that will surely be carried forward into the 2022 MY, The 2022 Mazda CX-30 should manage to do the 60-0 MPH braking test in just 119 feet, which comes after the 2021 Honda HR-V offering the best-in-class distance of 114 feet.

2022 Mazda CX-30 Fuel Economy

In the 2022 Mazda CX-30 fuel economy will not be something to boast about. As the powertrain is expected to be carried over from the 2021 MY the EPA estimates that the CX-30 with the standard engine and FWD drivetrain would return somewhere close to 25 MPG in the city, 33 MPG on the highway, and 28 MPG in combined driving conditions. 

If you go for the all-wheel-drive drivetrain with the standard engine the MPG figures will drop a little with 24 MPG for the city, 31 on the highway, and 26 in mixed driving conditions. And with the turbocharged engine, the combined MPG figure that the 2022 CX-30 will return would be around 25 MPG which is still a decent figure for a powerful turbocharged engine. It will come with a 13.5 gallons fuel tank which is average for the segment. 

Models

2022 Mazda CX-30 (expected)

2021 Buick Encore 

2021 Subaru Crosstrek

2021 Honda HR-V

MPG (City)

25

26

27

28

MPG (Highway)

33

31

29

34

MPG (Combined)

28

28

29

30

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gallons)

13.5 gallons

14 gallons

16.6 gallons

13.2 gallons

Range (City/Highway/Combined; miles)

337/445/378

350/420/369

365/481/415

356/435/369

*2021 MY data used for reference

The 2021 Subaru Crosstrek offers slightly better mpg figures than the 2021 CX-30, but it is the 2021 Honda HR-V that goes a step ahead and returns a combined gas mileage figure of 28 MPG, thanks to an efficient CVT gearbox. Also, the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek gets a bigger fuel tank that can hold 3.1 gallons of fuel more than the 2021 Mazda CX-30 which makes a big difference when it comes to the range.

2022 Mazda CX-30 Interior

The 2022 Mazda CX-30 ‘s interior is something that will be reminiscent of the Mazda 3, but still, it will be among the most handsome and well-designed interiors in the segment. If we go by the spy shots a rotary knob will be present in the center console to control and manage the functions of the infotainment system which sprouts from the center of the dashboard. 

2021 Mazda CX-30 dashboard

The climate control buttons are arranged in a row separate from the upper and lower part of the dash. A host of features is expected in the CX-30 as standard, and you can choose between the standard eight-speaker audio system or a premium 12-speaker sound system. For added convenience, you also get the option of heated front seats. Leather upholstery, a power-operated rear liftgate, and other luxury features will be offered in the top-tier Premium trim. While the boot will not be one of the most spacious in the segment but will still be capable enough to fit the luggage of a small family. 

Models

2022 Mazda CX-30 (expected)

2021 Buick Encore 

2021 Subaru Crosstrek

2021 Honda HR-V

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom; inches)

38.1/55.6/41.7

39.6/56.8/41.2

39.8/56.7/43.1

39.5/56.8/41.2

Second Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom; inches)

38.3/53.6/36.3

38.3/52.5/35.8

38.0/55.6/36.5

38.3/54.5/39.3

Cargo Capacity (cubic feet)

20.2

18.8

20.8

23.2

*2021 MY data used for reference

The 2022 Mazda CX-30 will come loaded with a huge 8.8-inch center-mounted infotainment system that supports the latest Mazda Connect software. There will be a multifunction command controller for the infotainment system too and it will support smart device integration such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Sirius XM/AM/FM/HD radio subscription will also be available. A satellite navigation system on the go is included in the package as well. 

2021 Mazda CX-30 front seats

As for the competitors, the Subaru Crosstrek remains the most spacious crossover among all with lots of leg space but when it comes to the second-row space the Honda HR-V is the most spacious among all. The 2022 Mazda CX-30 won’t win any awards for interior space but will keep four passengers lapped in luxury and comfort while traveling.

2021 Mazda CX-30 interior image
2021 Mazda CX-30 interior image
2021 Mazda CX-30 interior image
2021 Mazda CX-30 interior image
2021 Mazda CX-30 interior image
2021 Mazda CX-30 interior image
2021 Mazda CX-30 interior image
2021 Mazda CX-30 interior image
2021 Mazda CX-30 interior image
2021 Mazda CX-30 interior image
2021 Mazda CX-30 interior image
2021 Mazda CX-30 interior image

2022 Mazda CX-30 Exterior

Simple and sleek will be the design language of the 2022 Mazda CX-30. It will be a well-proportioned and handsome SUV which will be a treat to the eyes. It will also come with a combination of the tight and serious looking front with hints and curves of a sporty hot hatch all around giving it a distinct look among the rivals. Cladding will be present all around giving it a sporty look and appeal.

Despite competing in the affordable subcompact segment, the CX-30 will arrive in 2022 with an upscale design that it shares with Mazda’s other SUVs. The CX-30 will don a premium look that starts with a shield grille with numerous points, slim headlights, and large fenders that lead into a creased hood. Looking at the SUV from the side reveals coupe-like lines and an athletic rear end. Triangular tail lights and dual exhaust pipes give the SUV its sporty look at the back.

Models

2022 Mazda CX-30 (expected)

2021 Buick Encore 

2021 Subaru Crosstrek

2021 Honda HR-V

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,109

3,237

3,117

2,906

Length (inches)

173.0

168.4

175.8

170.4

Width (inches)

70.7

70.1

71.0

69.8

Height (inches)

61.7

65.3

63.6

63.2

Ground Clearance (inches)

6.9

6.2

8.7

7.3

Wheelbase (inches)

104.5

100.6

104.9

102.8

*2021 MY data used for reference

The Mazda CX-30 is lighter than the 2021 Crosstrek and the 2021 Encore, coming in at 3,109 lbs. In terms of exterior measurements, the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek has a bigger footprint than the Mazda's CX-30, due to it being longer, wider, and higher. A long wheelbase of 104.5" helps the 2021 Mazda CX-30 to open up usable room on the inside and thus it feels more comfortable and practical than the 2021 Honda HR-V and the 2021 Buick Encore.

2022 Mazda CX-30 Safety

There are no ratings or tests that have been performed on the 2022 model but as it is expected to be a carry-forward model; it is safe to assume the 2021 scores to be identical to that of the 2022 model. The 2021 Mazda CX-30 received the highest 5-star rating in the overall crash safety section of the NHTSA crash test. Not just that, the 2021 CX-30 was also considered as the top safety pick of IIHS. This subcompact crossover SUV also received a good rating in almost all the subsections of the IIHS crash test too. For safety, the 2022 CX-30 will have an i-Activsense feature that keeps you both focused as well as safe at all times.

The i-Activsense safety features include-

  • Smart City Brake Support Reverse with Rear Cross-Traffic Braking
  • Traffic Jam Assist
  • 360° View Monitor
  • Active Driving Display
  • Traffic Sign Recognition
  • Adaptive Front-Lighting System
  • Lane-Departure Warning
  • Adaptive Cruise Control

2022 Mazda CX-30 Competition

2022 Mazda CX-30 Vs 2021 Buick Encore

The 2021 Buick Encore loses its ground to the 2022 Mazda CX-30 due to its old style, lethargic performance, and less spacious cabin offering below-average fit and finish as well. The 2022 CX-30 will be much more fun to drive and offer better driving dynamics and impressive stopping power too.

Launched in 2021 for a base MSRP of $24,195, the Buick Encore turns out to be quite mediocre in all aspects in comparison to the 2022 Mazda CX-30.

2022 Mazda CX-30 Vs 2021 Subaru CrossTrek

Subaru really did a great job with its subcompact crossover offering, the 2021 Crosstrek, due to its rugged design and impressive off-road capabilities has been very well received by the market. The 2021 Subaru Crosstrek even gets a spacious cabin and a bigger boot capacity. However, it is unable to match the performance of the 2022 Mazda CX-30.

Even in terms of the interior, the Crosstrek feels a segment lower when compared to the 2022 CX-30 in design and quality front. Coming at a base MSRP of $23,000, the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek is a couple of grand more expensive than the upcoming 2022 Mazda CX-30.

2022 Mazda CX-30 Final Verdict

Pricing has not yet been disclosed by Mazda for the 2022 model, but based on the pricing of the previous model year, the 2022 CX-30 for the base variant might be priced somewhere around the $23,000 mark. It is expected to arrive in the dealerships in late 2021. The 2022 Mazda CX-30 will get it all, be it the styling, luxury, comfort, and even the subtle off-road ability. Furthermore, the engines and impeccable suspension setup coupled with beefy brakes offered with the 2022 Mazda CX-30 will do a great job in delivering exceptional drivability, segment-leading handling, and superb stopping power. To top it all off, the 2022 CX-30 will also be stacked with all the necessary safety and driver-assistance features as well.

2022 Mazda CX-30 Consumer Reviews and Ratings

8.1

based on 33 ratings


8.4/10 Features
8.3/10 Interiors
8.5/10 Design
8.4/10 Safety
8.2/10 Reliability
8.4/10 Deal Value

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2022 Mazda CX-30 Overall Reviews


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Michael

2021 Mazda CX-30

S 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A)

8

User Overall Rating

Posted On: May 26, 2021

The conventinal pick.

Pros - "Pleasing interior quality Engaging handling"

Cons - "Tepid acceleration from a stop Mixed reviews of infotainment controls"

Better Transmission vs High Price The CX-30 offers a sporty driving style and shockingly upscale interior appointments. The interior is beautifully crafted, and the basic safety hardware is simple to use. Although some competitors deliver better fuel economy, the CX-30 is one of the most stylish and entertaining subcompact SUVs on the market. This was really a very decent experience and I was available to effectively navigate through different models to get the model that suited me the most.

8/10
Features
8/10
Interior
9/10
Design
8/10
Safety
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Deal Value
7/10
Dealer Review

LL

Lora

2021 Mazda CX-30

S 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A)

10

User Overall Rating

Posted On: May 26, 2021

Brute Jap.

Pros - "Deft handling Upscale interior Comfortable ride"

Cons - "Meek acceleration Mixed infotainment reviews"

Sporty touch And for a base edition, it has a lot of features. In the back seat, it's small but also very roomy. Dash style that is clean and simple. It's a fantastic crossover. There are several standard features included with the car. It's easy to drive. I favored the CX-5, but for the same price, I decided to get more options rather than more space. This dealership went beyond and above my standards! I had a lot of questions as a firsttime car buyer, and they were all answered. The team went over and beyond to assist me to ensure my satisfaction with the vehicle.

10/10
Features
10/10
Interior
10/10
Design
10/10
Safety
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Deal Value
8/10
Dealer Review

EE

Estella

2021 Mazda CX-30

Select 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A)

10

User Overall Rating

Posted On: May 26, 2021

The Useful truck.

Pros - "Comfortable ride Excellent safety score"

Cons - Nothing much

Powerpunched SUV- The 2021 Mazda CX30 Mazda has some of the best SUV interiors on the market, with many premium brands being compared favorably. The CX-30's cabin isn't just as upscale as its larger relatives, but it's one of the best in a class where low-quality fabrics and bland interior design are popular. The compact Mazda stands out as a standout, with a sleek dashboard, wide infotainment screen, and a relaxed driving stance that give it an upmarket and sporty feel. Very good dealership. Would recommend it to my family and friends as one of the best and trusted places to buy cars from.

10/10
Features
10/10
Interior
10/10
Design
10/10
Safety
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Deal Value
8/10
Dealer Review

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