2022 Mazda MX-30 electric

MSRP $38,000

Ranked #3 in Subcompact Suv

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2022 Mazda MX-30 electric Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 10, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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With the debut of the most anticipated all-electric subcompact crossover, the MX-30, the Japanese carmaker Mazda has ensured prolonged reliability and possibly be better than the competition in some aspects. It is Mazda’s first electric SUV for the American soil and it has gained quite the hype around. The car shares the same DNA as the already successful CX-30 but has an all-electric powertrain. 

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Pros

A plethora of charging options

Attractive exterior styling

Use of sustainable materials in the cabin

Cons

Rivals offer more power

What's New?

Single electric motor generating 144 hp and 200 lb-ft of torque

35.5 kilowatt-hour battery pack

100 mile range on a single charge 


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$38000

bodystyle

dr SUV

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures & Videos


Trims

Base$38,000 onwards

Colors and Styles

2022 Mazda MX-30 electric in Alpine White color
Alpine White

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Many of the features and details are not available at the moment but there should be a plug-in hybrid version of the upcoming 2022 MX-30. The MX-30 looks sharp and has a coupe-like roofline which makes it more aerodynamic. For the European market, pre-orders have already started and Mazda has confirmed the same for the US market very soon. 

2022 Mazda MX-30 electric Features

Mazda has not revealed any details yet regarding the trims and the available features of the MX-30, but if it continues to follow Mazda’s trend of bifurcation of trims, one can expect it to be offered in Sport, Touring, Grand Touring and Signature trims with a few additional option packages as well, with the prices expected to start at around $30,000. Since the details are yet to surface, we would like to reserve our opinions and recommendations in this regard. 

2022 Mazda MX-30 electric Engine and Performance

Powering the 2022 Mazda MX-30 is an all-new 35.5 kWh lithium-ion battery that puts out 144 horsepower and a pretty considerable 200 pound-feet of max torque. The standard drivetrain offered is FWD. The power numbers are not as exciting as the competition, but the figures are sufficient for city uses. 

Mazda has confirmed that the MX-30 will be equipped with a 50 kWh Level 2 fast charging technology which can charge the battery to a staggering 80% in just under 36 minutes. Although with the all-electric MX-30, there will possibly be a plug-in hybrid version with a rotary engine run by gas and an electric motor. A considerable power bump is expected from the hybrid variant of the MX-30, along with an AWD system.

Models

2022 Mazda MX-30*

2022 Hyundai Kona EV

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV

2021 Nissan Leaf

MSRP

$30,000

$37,390

$31,995

$34,960

Engine

Permanent Synchronous Electric Motor

Permanent Synchronous Electric Motor

Permanent Synchronous Electric Motor

Permanent Synchronous Electric Motor

Transmission

1-speed direct drive

1-speed direct drive

1-speed direct drive

1-speed direct drive

Horsepower

144 hp

201 hp

200 hp

147 hp

Torque

200 lb-ft

291 lb-ft

266 lb-ft

236 lb-ft

0-60 MPH (sec)

N/A

6.4

6.9

7.4

Quarter-Mile (sec)

N/A

15

15

17.4

*speculated specs

The 2022 Mazda MX-30 is reportedly having the least power output in the EV competition, but the price is expected to be somewhere lower than the competition. The 2021 Hyundai Kona EV makes the best out of the powerplant followed by the Chevrolet Bolt EV.

How does the 2022 Mazda MX-30 handle?

The 2022 MX-30 shares the same chassis as Mazda’s best-selling CX-30, which means that handling dynamics should be impressive given that the CX-30 was a good everyday car. The steering is pretty crisp and confident with a good set of suspensions which allow soaking of almost every rough patch on the road and also enhances high speed stability. The 2022 Mazda MX-30 is expected to handle well as the other Mazda cars sharing the same chassis.

2022 Mazda MX-30 electric Fuel Economy

The 2022 Mazda MX-30 is estimated to deliver around 100 miles overall for a single charge which is far from being impressive since the competition delivers more than double the mileage provided by the MX-30. The mileage figures got affected by its relatively small 35.5 kWh battery inside the bonnet. 

Although, the expected plug-in hybrid variant will offer a much better mileage since it will have two powertrains. Mazda is yet to reveal the exact mileage for the city and highway that are missing right at the moment. 

Models

2022 Mazda MX-30*

2022 Hyundai Kona EV

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV

2021 Nissan Leaf

MPGe (City)

N/A

132

127

124

MPGe (Highway)

N/A

108

108

99

MPGe (Combined)

N/A

120

118

112

Range (Miles)

100

258

259

229

*speculated specs

In the subcompact crossover EV competition, the Kona EV returns a staggering mileage for the city followed by the 2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV which beats the Hyundai for a better mileage on the highway. The Nissan Leaf is not far behind but does not offer competition-level mileage figures. The 2022 Mazda MX-30 is yet to be launched and it should provide a bit lesser mileage figures for the competition as it will pack the smallest battery for the competition. 

2022 Mazda MX-30 electric Interior

The 2022 Mazda MX-30 is expected to have a similar cabin experience as the 2021 CX-30 as the cabin seems to be very compact and yet roomy for up to 5 people. The interior of the MX-30 is expected to look futuristic yet with a very minimal appeal with an all-digital instrument cluster and a floating infotainment display. The interior uses cork on the door panels and other areas and also the seats are made of fabric made of recycled plastics which are sustainable and offer better endurance over time. 

The steering wheel offers a good feel and has almost all control buttons for the driver’s convenience. The cabin has multiple storage spaces for everyday personal items, and with the cargo capacity. Mazda has not confirmed it yet but since the outer body is similar to the CX-30, the cargo capacity on offer should be very much similar to the latter. The cabin is adequately spacious and can accommodate 2 people at the front very easily but the rear seats appear to be a bit cramped with the lack of enough head and legroom. 

Models

2022 Mazda MX-30*

2022 Hyundai Kona EV

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV

2021 Nissan Leaf

Passenger Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Head / Shoulder / Leg) (in)

38.1 / 55.6 / 41.4

38.0 / 55.5 / 41.5

40.1 / 56.0 / 41.7

39.7 / 54.3 / 42.1

Second Row (Head / Shoulder / Leg) (in)

38.3 / 53.6 / 36.3

37.7 / 54.5 / 33.4

39.1 / 55.2 / 37.4

37.9 / 52.8 / 36.5

Cargo Capacity (cubic feet)

20.2

19.2

16.6

23.6

*2021 Mazda CX-30’s specs used for reference

All the four cars in the competition offer decent cabin space, although the 2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV offers a bit more space overall but compromises on the boot space which is arguably better in the other three cars. The 2022 Mazda MX-30 is expected to offer a good cabin and boot space like the CX-30. A few of the expected interior features to be bundled with MX-30 are listed below.

  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • All-digital instrument cluster
  • Power moonroof
  • Keyless Ignition
  • Adjustable steering wheel
  • Heated front seats for the premium trims

2022 Mazda MX-30: Infotainment and Connectivity

The infotainment system on the 2022 MX-30 is not confirmed by the Japanese carmaker but it is expected to carry forward the features from the Mazda 3 sedan and hatchback which sports an 8.8-inch touchscreen display in the middle. The display offers sharp visuals and is easy to use. 

The 2022 MX-30 will come equipped with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity and with that comes a whole lot of customizations. Mazda will pack the MX-30 with the latest Mazda Connect system that will allow seamless connectivity features to make everyday drives burdenless. A few of the expected infotainment features are:

  • 8.8-inch infotainment screen.
  • Bluetooth connectivity.
  • Navigation system.
  • HD Radio.
  • Audio system with speakers.
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

2022 Mazda MX-30 electric Exterior

The exterior of the 2022 Mazda MX-30 looks as sharp and sporty as the CX-30, which means that the front end will sport an aggressive set of LED headlights and DRLs. This subcompact crossover has a lot of cuts and curves on the sides making it look sporty and aerodynamic. The rear sports sharp LED taillights and a spoiler. 

The door panels are what Mazda calls ‘free style’ as it has only 2 door handles similar to the RX-8. The car is expected to come equipped with either 16 or 18-inch alloy wheels as standard. The overall dimensions are not disclosed but it will be the same as the present-day CX-30 and that means a good amount of ground clearance and a lightweight body. 

Models

2022 Mazda MX-30*

2022 Hyundai Kona EV

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV

2021 Nissan Leaf

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,234

3,770

3,563

3,323

Length (in)

173.0

164.4

164.0

175.0

Width (in)

70.7

70.9

69.5

69.7

Height (in)

61.7

61.2

62.8

61.0

Ground Clearance (in)

8.0

6.2

7.9

6.3

Wheelbase (in)

104.4

102.4

102.4

106.3

Track Width (in) F/R

61.6 / 62.6

61.6 / 62.0

59.1 / 59.1

60.6 / 61.2

*2021 Mazda CX-30’s specs used for reference

The 2022 Mazda MX-30 is supposed to offer best-in-class ground clearance which can make it very much accessible for almost every road condition. All the other cars in the competition have their distinctive appeal in the market. The Hyundai Kona EV has the most curb weight followed by the Bolt EV. On the other hand, the Nissan Leaf offers a slightly bigger length compared to the competition.

  • Projector Beam LED Auto-Leveling Adaptive Headlamps
  • LED Brakelights
  • Rain Detecting Wipers w/Heated Wiper Park
  • Power Liftgate
  • Express Open/Close Sliding And Tilting Sunroof w/Sunshade
  • 18-inch Alloy Wheels

2022 Mazda MX-30 electric Safety

The MX-30 is based on the CX-30 crossover platform and although the MX-30 is yet to be crash tested we can use the CX-30 as a standard. Considering the fact that the 2021 Mazda CX-30 has been rated with a perfect 5-star overall rating from the NHTSA and also received the “Top Safety Pick+” honor from the IIHS, the safety of the MX-30 EV should not be of great concern. Add to that the modern safety and driver assistance features and we are sure to have a winner in this regard. A highlight of the most prominent features is listed below. 

  • Blind Spot Monitoring System (BSM) Blind Spot
  • Lane Keep Assist System and Lane Departure Warning
  • Advanced Smart City Brake Support
  • 360-degree Camera
  • Front And Rear Parking Sensors
  • Automated Emergency Braking

2022 Mazda MX-30 electric Final Verdict

The 2022 Mazda MX-30 has its own up and downsides but the matter of concern is the overall mileage which will be evidently lower because of the lower capacity battery. Apart from that, for the price, the MX-30 will provide all the Mazda goodies including stunning looks and design. It is recommended to opt for the other cars like the Hyundai Kona EV which will offer a better overall experience for a slightly bumped up price.