2022 Mazda CX-30 vs. Its Competition

2022 Mazda CX-30
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

The CX-30 occupies something of a middle ground between mainstream small crossovers such as the Subaru Crosstrek and more upscale—and pricier—rivals such as the Volvo XC40.

The Crosstrek is a longtime favorite for its broad lineup and reasonable prices, but we also like the freshly redone Hyundai Tucson thanks to its upscale features and tremendous value.

The Kia Seltos matches the CX-30’s style quotient and its turbocharged engine option gives it a little more zip than most competitors.

If you’re on a budget, the Nissan Kicks is small and frugal.

The Volvo XC40 is at the opposite end of the spectrum with its heftier price tag matched by a downright luxurious interior and gobs of power.

At around $35,000 to start, though, it overlaps with top-end CX-30s.

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The 2022 Mazda CX-30 is a style-forward small crossover with an upscale feel.
The 2022 Hyundai Tucson swings for the styling and efficiency fences–and connects.
The 2022 Kia Seltos pairs a superlative warranty and a low price to step to the front of Kia’s small-crossover lineup.
The 2022 Nissan Kicks hatchback packs features and value into its small footprint, but it’s not very quick.
The 2022 Subaru Crosstrek flexes safety and traction more than it does power.
The 2021 Volvo XC40 is a high-personality compact crossover with plenty of features for the money.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
22 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy31 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy
Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded H-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Small SUV 4WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 4WDMidsize CarsSmall SUV 4WDSmall SUV 2WD
Style Name     
2.5 S AWDSE FWD *Ltd Avail*LX IVT AWDS FWDManualT4 FWD Momentum
All Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
i-ACTIV AWD Sport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODCVT w/ODManual w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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