Mazda’s first-ever all-electric car is the MX-30 compact crossover, which joins the lineup for the 2022 model year. As EVs go, it falls just outside the mainstream with coupe-like styling and rear-hinged rear doors to access the back seat. Nevertheless, it puts Mazda on the map in the fast-growing electric-vehicle marketplace.
What’s New/Key Changes From Last Year
The MX-30 is an all-new model.
Mazda offers the MX-30 in GS and GT trim levels. In both, an electric motor fed by a 35.5 kWh battery powers the front wheels. There is no AWD option.
GS trim comes with 18-inch wheels, heated side mirrors, auto on/off LED headlights/taillights, passive keyless entry, and rain-sensing wipers. Inside, there’s an 8.8-inch infotainment screen, eight-speaker audio, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, navigation, automatic A/C, heated front seats and steering wheel, digital gauges, and a head-up display.
Standard safety features include blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, radar cruise control, city-speed collision mitigation with pedestrian detection, automatic high beams, lane keep assist, driver attention alert, traffic sign recognition, and rear parking sensors.
GT models gain a sunroof, power-folding side mirrors with driver’s side auto dimming, adaptive headlights with auto levelling, front wiper de-icer, a 12-speaker stereo, auto-dimming rearview mirror, integrated garage remote, leatherette upholstery, and a power driver’s seat.
GT’s safety additions are rear automatic braking with pedestrian sensor, emergency lane keeping assist, driver monitor, traffic jam assist, front parking sensors, and 360-degree camera views.
Mazda’s energy consumption estimates for the MX-30 are 2.4/2.8 Le/100 km (city/highway).
With the MX-30, Mazda joins the Hyundai Kona Electric, Kia Niro EV, Hyundai Ioniq 5, and Chevrolet Bolt EUV in the field of compact crossover EVs. You might also cross-shop this Mazda against the Mini Cooper SE, Nissan Leaf, and Chevrolet Bolt EV.
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