With electric vehicles gaining in popularity, it was only a matter of time until Mazda produced an all-electric model. The 2022 Mazda MX-30 is a subcompact EV with coupe-like styling. Based on the Mazda CX-30, the MX-30 is about the same size as its gas-powered sibling. Tempe Mazda shoppers are wondering if the reason Mazda gave its all-new electric SUV the MX designation is a hint that the model will offer the exciting ride and handling as the Mazda MX-5 Miata.
The 2022 Mazda MX-30 is the beginning of the automaker’s “multi-solution electrification strategy,” so expect more EVs to follow. The 2022 Mazda MX-30 initially rolls out at California Mazda dealerships. Mazda Shoppers near Tempe are looking forward to other locations opening up in 2022.
The 2022 MX-30 seats five passengers and is offered in two trims: MX-30 EV and Premium Plus. Both trims get front-wheel drive. The MX-30 is powered by an 80.9-kW electric motor that runs on a 35.5-kWh battery pack and puts out 143 horsepower and 200 lb-ft of torque. EPA-estimated fuel economy is rated at 98 MPGe city/85 MPGe highway.*
With a 100-mile electric range, the MX-30 isn’t a vehicle you’ll want to use for long trips. Instead, think of it as an electric model that’s perfect for driving around the city, taking along for errands, and commuting to the office. Owners can use standard AC power to charge the battery, as well as a fast DC charger.
Step inside the 2022 Mazda MX-30, and you’ll be delighted by the handsome cabin that uses repurposed materials such as seating fabric made from recycled plastic bottles and cork from downed trees. If the latter material seems surprising, consider that Mazda started out in 1921 as a cork manufacturing company called Toyo Cork Kogyo Co., Ltd.
The 2022 MX-30 comes with an ample feature list. Look for 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels, paddle shifters, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, LED exterior lighting, an eight-way power driver’s seat with two-position memory and power lumbar, sport seats with simulated leather trim, heated front seats, and 60/40 split folding rear seats. Other standard features include a 7.0-inch digital gauge display, heated power folding side mirrors with integrated turn signals, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, rain-sensing wipers, a power sunroof, automatic climate control and a backup camera.
* All vehicle mileage based on 2021 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.