All-new last year, the MX-30 is Mazda’s first all-electric vehicle. Although it’s marketed as a crossover, it sports a sleek roofline, and rear-hinged rear doors like the ones last seen on the RX-8 sports car.
What’s New/Key Changes From Last Year
The only change to the MX-30 for 2023 is its availability. Mazda has expanded sales to its nationwide dealer network; previously it was only available in certain parts of Canada.
Mazda offers the MX-30 in GS and GT trim levels. In both, power is from a single electric motor driving the front wheels.
GS trim comes with 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights/taillights, passive keyless entry, and rain-sensing wipers. Inside, there’s an 8.8-inch infotainment screen, eight-speaker audio, navigation, a heated steering wheel, digital gauges, and a head-up display.
The MX-30’s safety package comprises blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, forward collision mitigation, pedestrian detection, radar cruise control, and automatic high beams. You also get lane departure warning, lane keep assist, driver attention alert, traffic sign recognition, and rear parking sensors.
GT trim adds front cross-traffic alert, rear automatic braking, rear pedestrian detection, driver attention monitoring, traffic jam assist, 360-degree camera views, and front parking sensors. Other niceties include a sunroof, power-folding side mirrors, an auto-dimming driver’s side mirror, adaptive/auto-levelling headlights, a front wiper de-icer, a 12-speaker stereo, an auto-dimming interior mirror with integrated garage remote, cloth/leatherette upholstery, and a power driver’s seat.
Mazda’s energy consumption estimates for the MX-30 are 2.4/2.8 Le/100 km (city/highway), and driving range is estimated at 161 km on a full charge of the battery.
With the MX-30, Mazda competes in an arena populated by the Hyundai Ioniq 5, Hyundai Kona Electric, the Mini Cooper SE, Kia Niro EV, Chevrolet Bolt EV, and the Nissan Leaf.
This vehicle has not yet been reviewed