The 2022 Mazda CX-30, which resembles a taller, more-durable Mazda 3 hatchback, sits next to the CX-5 and CX-50 at the small end of the brand's SUV range.

The CX-30 virtually competes with small luxury crossovers like the Audi Q3 and the BMW X1 thanks to its curved external design and nearly premium interior

But Mazda CX-3's price is closer in line with popular subcompact SUVs like the Hyundai Kona and the Volkswagen Taos.

For 2022, Mazda has standardised all-wheel drive across the CX-30 family, and a new Carbon Edition is now offered.

The Carbon Edition vehicle, which is based on the CX-30 without a turbo, rides on black 18-inch wheels and takes the Polymetal Grey colour and red leather interior from other Carbon Edition Mazdas.

The CX-30's standard engine is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder with 186 horsepower and a six-speed automated transmission that makes intelligent gear selections based on driving conditions.

With the optional turbocharged engine, a CX-30 was able to reach 60 mph in 5.8 seconds and accelerate significantly more quickly.

For non-turbo models of the CX-30, the fuel economy ratings are 24 city, 31 highway, and 26 mpg; for models with a turbo engine, the estimates are 22 city, 30 highway, and 25 mpg combined.

The interior of the 2022 CX-30 is attractive and well-made; it is shared with the Mazda 3, which we love.

The CX-30 isn't the largest SUV you can purchase in terms of baggage capacity, but we were able to store six carry-on suitcases behind the back seats.

The Mazda Cx-30 Connected Services feature, which enables owners to remotely start, lock and unlock, and monitor their vehicle through the MyMazda app, is standard on the CX-30.

Additionally, the Mazda CX-30 has two front USB connections, conventional Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi hotspot functionality. SiriusXM satellite radio and Apple CarPlay compatibility are options.

Although specific warranty details haven't been disclosed, we believe the coverage will be the same as that of other Mazda automobiles.

Both Hyundai and Kia offer 10 years or 100,000 miles of powertrain coverage, far surpassing Mazda's warranty.