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2022 Mazda CX-30: AWD for Everyone

Mazda made AWD standard on the CX-30 for 2022

It’s safe to say that the 2022 model year will be one of increased traction for the CX-30 crossover. The Canadian company has just announced that i-Activ all-wheel drive will now be standard equipment on the pocket-sized SUV. This means that the latest front-wheel drive models will carry the 2021 badge.

The Japanese automaker also took the opportunity to unveil its pricing strategy for the local market, with the 2022 CX-30 selling for more once the first examples are delivered to dealerships in the country. In fact, last year’s base price was raised from $24,550 to $26,100 in the GX version.

Under the hood, the CX-30 retains its choice of three four-cylinder engines, with the 2.0-liter block being the gateway to this utility line. The engine still produces 155 horsepower and 150 lb-ft of torque, while the six-speed automatic transmission is the only option to send that horsepower to the vehicle’s two axles. This unit is the only one offered across the CX-30 lineup, and it also offers a manual mode for those who’d like to have a little fun behind the wheel. Off-Road Assist and G-Vectoring Control Plus are also available on all model variants.

Factory-installed i-Activsense safety features include blind spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert, while Mazda Connected systems are offered free for two years. The 8.8-inch center touchscreen is also included, as are Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, an eight-speaker audio system, two USB ports, a seven-inch information screen behind the steering wheel, a start button, keyless entry, cloth seats, a rearview camera, air conditioning and heated first-row seats, among other features.

The GS level ($29,100) goes straight to the naturally-aspirated 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine with 186 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque. Mazda has also added a new Quartz Platinum Metallic body color, an option available on the GS and GT liveries. There are also several advanced safety systems on board this mid-size livery, while the steering wheel and shifter are leather-wrapped with several heated steering wheel-mounted features, dual-zone climate control, heated exterior mirrors and 18-inch wheels.

The Luxury Package ($31,300) available on the GS trim adds leatherette upholstery, a power driver’s seat, lumbar support and seat position memory, while a panoramic roof, electrochromic rearview mirror and exterior mirrors that point to the curb when parking.

Finally, the GT trim level ($34,500) closes the deal with even more safety features, including a head-up display with road sign recognition, a 12-speaker Bose audio system, integrated navigation, satellite radio, steering wheel-mounted paddles, a gloss black grille and an automated liftgate, among others.

The Advanced Visibility Package ($35,300) is new for 2022 and incorporates 360-degree vision for tougher parking situations. Heavy traffic assist is also added to the package to assist the intelligent cruise control at speeds below 65 mph.

And the CX-30 GT Turbo is, as the name implies, equipped with the “big engine” turbocharged 2.5-liter displacement delivering 250 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque on 93-octane gasoline.

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