2022 Mazda CX-30 Adds Standard AWD and a Carbon Edition
Mazda is making all-wheel drive standard on the 2022 CX-30 but hasn’t raised the base price much. The subcompact crossover now starts at $23,425, which is $150 more than the 2021 CX-30 FWD’s base price but $1200 cheaper than the comparable 2021 CX-30 2.5 S AWD. The more powerful 2.5 Turbo remains available, starting at $31,425, while the naturally aspirated 2.5 S is also available in Select, Preferred, and Premium trims. A Carbon Edition trim is new for 2022, starting at $29,515.
The CX-30 Carbon Edition features the same color combination as we’ve seen on other Mazda models, with a Polymetal Grey exterior and a red leather interior. It also comes with 18-inch black wheels and black side mirrors. It features the same equipment as the CX-30 2.5 S Preferred and has the same 186-hp 2.5-liter inline-four engine as all 2.5 S models. The optional turbocharged 2.5-liter inline-four has 250 horsepower. In our testing, it got to 60 mph in a swift 5.6 seconds, while the nonturbo model did the deed in 7.6 seconds.
Mazda has also added a new color called Platinum Quartz Metallic, which is a no-cost color option. Polymetal Grey and Snowflake White remain $395 extra, while the Soul Red and Machine Grey hues cost $595 extra. Roof rails are newly standard on the 2.5 S Select trim level.
2022 CX-30 models will start arriving at U.S. dealerships starting in February.