2022 Mazda CX-30

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2022 Mazda CX-30
2022 Mazda CX-30

Key specs

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The good:

  • Smooth-revving base engine
  • Potent power with available turbo engine
  • Steering and handling
  • Brakes
  • Interior quality

The bad:

  • Limited rear visibility
  • Tight backseat
  • Firm ride
  • Unintuitive multimedia controls
  • Unremarkable fuel economy

8 trims

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Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2022 Mazda CX-30 trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • New Carbon Edition
  • Small five-seat SUV
  • All-wheel drive standard
  • Choice of four-cylinder engines
  • Adaptive cruise control, automatic braking standard

2022 Mazda CX-30 review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2022 Mazda CX-30?

The Mazda CX-30 is a subcompact SUV that seats five. It has standard all-wheel drive and a choice of four-cylinder engines: a base 186-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder or a turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder that makes 227 hp on regular gas, 250 hp on premium. Both engines work with a six-speed automatic transmission.

Competitors include the Hyundai Kona, Honda HR-V and Nissan Rogue Sport. The CX-30 offers 13.7 cubic feet of cargo space, according to Cars.com’s cargo measurements.

What’s New on the 2022 Mazda CX-30?

All-wheel drive is newly standard, and there’s a new Carbon Edition trim level. The Carbon Edition is based on the 2.5 S Preferred model, featuring black 18-inch aluminum wheels, gloss-black side mirror housings and red leather-trimmed seats. It’s finished exclusively in Polymetal Gray paint.

What Features in the 2022 Mazda CX-30 Are Most Important?

Standard features include:

  • 16-inch alloy wheels
  • LED headlights and taillights
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Cloth upholstery
  • Wi-Fi hot spot (subscription required after data trial)
  • 8-inch multimedia screen
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity
  • Forward collision warning
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Adaptive cruise control with stop and go capability
  • Lane-keeping assist
  • Automatic high-beam headlights

Available features include: 

  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Power moonroof
  • Power liftgate
  • Leather upholstery
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Dual-zone automatic air conditioning
  • Navigation
  • Satellite radio
  • Bose premium stereo
  • 360-degree camera system
  • Blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert
  • Rear automatic braking

Should I Buy the 2022 Mazda CX-30?

The CX-30’s available powertrains — particularly its powerful turbocharged engine — are highlights, as are its steering and handling. Interior quality impresses, too. The backseat, however, is small, and the ride might be too firm for some. Its multimedia controls aren’t intuitive, either.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior design 5.0
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value for the money 5.0
  • Exterior styling 5.0
  • Reliability 5.0

Most recent consumer reviews


Fun and Reliable

It's the first vehicle that I have ever owned that I take out driving just for sake of driving! No destination just driving... I get a big grin every time I press the accelerator on my CX-30 Turbo Premium Plus trim. I am very happy with it and very happy that Mazda holds the top spot at consumer reports for reliability. The funny thing is, Mazda was not even on my radar originally, but it happens that it was one of the few dealerships in my area that had any inventory. Once I test drove it....It was Game Over! Went home and did a bunch or research and found out all the good stuff...went back the next day and bought it.



Amazing car! I love everything about it! Beautiful interior and exterior! Rides nicely and has great specs, I will be staying with Mazda for a while

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New car program benefits
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Roadside assistance
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