The 2022 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 portfolio.

Its curving outward design and near-premium cabin offer the CX-30 an affluent image that rivals the Audi Q3 and BMW X1.

but its pricing is more aligned with mainstream subcompact SUVs such as the Hyundai Kona and the Volkswagen Taos.

The base 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine has mediocre performance; hot-shoe drivers will find the optional 2.5-liter turbocharged engine to be much more appealing.

On the road, the CX-30's agility and sportier temperament reminded us of Mazda's sportier offerings, and that's why we awarded it an Editors' Choice award.

What's New for 2022?

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

The CX-30 Carbon Edition borrows Polymetal Grey paint and red leather upholstery from other Carbon Edition Mazdas and runs on black 18-inch wheels.

The Select includes keyless entry, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, and these features.

All of the non-turbo trim levels come with the same 2.5-liter engine; all-wheel drive is standard across the lineup.

Engine, Transmission, and Performance

The CX-30's standard engine is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder with 186 horsepower and a six-speed automatic that adapts to driving circumstances.

Optional 250-hp turbocharged 2.5-liter engine. If you like the Mazda 3 hatchback, you'll enjoy driving the CX-30.

Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG

Non-turbo vehicles get 24 city, 31 highway, and 26 combined mpg; turbo models get 22 city, 30 highway, and 25 combined.

Mazda CX 30 Interior, Comfort, and Cargo

The 2022 CX-30 has a handsome, well-crafted interior; it's shared with that of the Mazda 3, which we love.

Buyers can choose between either an eight- or 12-speaker audio system and can upgrade to available heated front seats. 

Infotainment and Connectivity

The CX-30's 8.8-inch screen with Mazda Connected Services enables owners lock and unlock, remote start, and monitor their vehicle with the MyMazda app.

Safety and Driver-Assistance Features

The CX-30 comes equipped with adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist, and automated emergency braking.

Warranty and Maintenance Coverage

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.