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2022 Mazda CX-30 makes AWD standard, starts at $23,425

Dropping FWD comes with a small price bump, but most 2022 CX-30 trims are less expensive when comparably equipped. Plus, there's a new Carbon Edition spec.

The 2022 Mazda CX-30 goes all-wheel drive only and adds a new dark-styled Carbon Edition model to the lineup.

The Mazda CX-30 is simplifying its 2022 model year lineup, dropping front-wheel drive from the options list and making the automaker's i-Activ all-wheel drive standard equipment for all trims. The result is a slightly higher starting price, but also improved value when compared to last year's AWD-equipped options -- at least, for the naturally aspirated models. 2022 also marks the arrival of a new mid-range Carbon Edition trim level matching what we've seen previously throughout Mazda's lineup

Including the $1,225 destination charge, the 2022 Mazda CX-30 2.5 S starts at $23,425, which is $1,250 less than last year, if you checked the box for AWD and only $150 more if you didn't. It's still rocking Mazda's 2.5-liter Skyactiv-G four-banger making 186 horsepower and 186 pound-feet of torque, only now i-Activ AWD with G-Vectoring Control Plus and Off-Road Traction Assist is standard at the business end of its 6-speed automatic transmission. The rest of the standard feature set -- including i-Activsense driver aid with radar cruise control and lane keep assist, Mazda Connected Services and the 8.8-inch Mazda Connect infotainment system with standard Android Auto and Apple CarPlay -- is unchanged for 2022.

2022 Mazda CX-30 pricing

Trim Price with destination Difference vs. 2021 w/AWD
2.5 S $23,425 - $1,250
2.5 S Select $25,825 - $850
2.5 S Preferred $28,875 - $200
2.5 S Carbon Edition $29,515 N/A
2.5 S Premium $31,725 - $195
2.5 Turbo $31,425 + $150
2.5 Turbo Premium $34,025 + $350
2.5 Turbo Premium Plus $35,625 + $350

Stepping up to the 2.5 S Select spec adds blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert and leatherette-trimmed seats paired with leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter for $25,825 or $850 less than last year. The Preferred model further upgrades with heated front seats, a power moonroof, a glossy black grille and reverse-tilting door mirrors for $28,875 which is $200 less than before. At the top of the naturally aspirated lineup is the 2.5 S Premium, adding real leather upholstery, a head-up display, traffic sign recognition, navigation and satellite radio, paddle shifters and a power liftgate for $31,725, all for $195 less than the 2021 model. 

The Carbon Edition model adds red leather upholstery that contrasts with the Polymetal Gray paint and glossy black trim.


Like the Mazda3 sedan and hatchback, the 2022 CX-30 also debuts a new 2.5 S Carbon Edition spec. Based on the Preferred model, the Carbon Edition boasts Polymetal Gray exterior paint, unique red leather seats and interior trim, and glossy black 18-inch alloy wheels and exterior trim starting at $29,515.

Models equipped with the 250-horsepower Skyactiv-G 2.5-liter turbocharged engine are, on the other hand, a touch more expensive this year with the CX-30 2.5 Turbo receiving a a $150 bump to $31,425 and the Turbo Premium and Premium Plus models stepping up by $350 to $34,025 and $35,625, respectively.

The price-adjusted lineup of 2022 CX-30 models should begin to arrive at dealerships in early February.


The CX-30's standard i-Activsense safety tech and Mazda Connect infotainment are unchanged for 2022.