The 2022 Mazda MX-30 EV Has an Insane Price

We have some electrifying news! The 2022 Mazda MX-30 EV will arrive at dealerships by the fall. We’ve been waiting for the new Mazda MX-30 EV to fully debut, and it’s finally here. However, it has a shocking price tag and range. 

The 2022 Mazda MX-30 EV is priced high 

The 2022 Mazda MX-30 EV parked in the city
2022 Mazda MX-30 EV | Mazda

The 2022 Mazda MX-30 EV is an electric crossover that begins at about $34,479. The 2021 Mazda CX-30 has an MSRP of $22,050. So, that’s quite the price increase to jump from gasoline to electricity. Adding the Premium Plus package to the MX-30 raise the price by about $37,655. 

But the price does include quite a bit of luxury, including rear-hinged doors, a coupe-like roofline, two-tone paint, and 18-inch wheels. The dark gray roof paired with the silver D-pillar badges creates a three-tone scheme. It looks phenomenally futuristic. 

How much range does the MX-30 EV have? 

Unfortunately, not a lot of range is included with the 2022 Mazda MX-30 EV for its price. It has the new e-Skyacrive EV powertrain, which consists of an electric motor on the front axle and a 35.5-kWh lithium-ion battery pack. 

It generates 143 hp and 200 lb-ft of torque. It has an EPA-estimated driving range of 100 miles. This is pretty low. Even for an entry-level EV, this amount of juice won’t cut it. The powertrain may have a sluggish acceleration too. 

Heck, the Tesla Model 5 starts at about $40,000, making it not much more expensive than the MX-30, and it has a range of 253 miles on a full charge. The Nissan Leaf is a more direct competitor, and it starts at about $27,500 and provides a 226-mile range. 

A Level 2 240-volt charger will charge the battery to 80 percent in about two hours. With a level 3 fast-charging station, it takes about 30 minutes to reach an 80 percent charge. These charging times aren’t terrible. 

For road trips, owners can access the Mazda MX-30 Elite Access Loaner Program. This provides access to gasoline-powered Mazda vehicles for up to 10 days during the first three years of ownership.

What’s the Mazda MX-30’s interior like? 

The 2022 Mazda MX-30 EV charging
The 2022 Mazda MX-30 EV charging | Mazda

The 2022 Mazda MX-30 EV has a refined, eco-friendly interior that’s composed of materials like cork bits. This pays homage to Mazda’s origin as a cork manufacturer about 100 years ago. The door trim panels are composed of recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles too. 

You get a 7.0-inch digital instrument cluster, 8,8-inch touchscreen with Mazda Connect. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come standard along with a rearview camera and rear parking sensors. A power moonroof and eight-way adjustable driver seat also made the list. 

The i-Acrivesense safety suite includes blind-spot monitoring, lane departure warning, lane-keeping assistance, and adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go traffic assist. Go for the Premium Plus package to add blind-spot assist. 

With the Premium Package, you also get a heated steering wheel, 360-degree view monitor, front parking sensors, a Bose 12-speaker sound system, Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry, and a synthetic leather interior with 20 percent recycled threads. 

The Mazda MX-30 EV is an excellent option for running errands around time. We’re sure it’s quiet and comfortable and would suggest purchasing a Level 2 charger for your home to keep it juiced up.

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