Why did reviewers make the Mazda CX-30 #1? For the same reasons you will

The editors at U.S. News & World Report have named the 2022 Mazda CX-30 the "#1 Subcompact SUV in America." That puts the new Mazda CX-30 ahead of worthy competitors like the Subaru Crosstrek, Ford EcoSport and the Volvo XC40. That also puts it high on the list of compact SUVs worthy of your consideration at Fitzgerald Mazda in Annapolis, MD. It's fun to drive, the cabin is upscale, there's lots of room and plenty of safety features.


At the base level you would get the standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that would give you 186 horsepower. The available turbocharged option is a 2.5-liter version with a more assertive 250 horsepower. While the people at U.S. News are obvious fans of the CX-30's performance, so are the editors at Car & Driver. They laud this Mazda SUV's agility and crisp steering. They also liked the way it feels fluid yet stable on a nice winding road.


Have you ever been so tired you find yourself starting to doze off as you drive? That's obviously a situation you want to avoid at all costs. You'll be glad to know the cost is nothing extra with the Mazda CX-30's standard driver attention monitor. When it senses the driver is losing focus, the system suggests a break or, when needed, sends an attention-getting alert. Test drive the 2022 new Mazda CX-30 soon at Fitzgerald Mazda in Annapolis, MD. 

Trim levels for the new Mazda CX-30 

Nobody around Washington DC or Baltimore, MD will complain about a lack of choices with the new 2022 Mazda CX-30. It comes with a total of eight trim options:

  • Base
  • Select
  • Preferred
  • Carbon Edition
  • Turbo
  • Premium
  • Turbo Premium
  • Turbo Premium Plus

The Select trim is an interesting value choice in its spot just above the base. It gives you a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob and electronic monitoring of your blind spot. All non-turbo trims use Mazda's 2.5-liter engine and All-Wheel Drive is standard on every Mazda CX-30 model.  The top-of-the-line Premium trim can give you the luxury of genuine leather upholstery.



In the middle of the dashboard you'll find an 8.8-inch touchscreen display. In the center console you'll find a handy rotary knob that will be your primary control mechanism to manage the infotainment system. There's a tidy row of climate control buttons in a horizontal dashboard strip. You can enjoy the standard eight-speaker stereo or upgrade to a 12-speaker system, and the top trim has a power rear liftgate.

Fuel economy

Did someone mention high gas prices? We're sending the new 2022 Mazda CX-30 to the rescue. For its non-turbo versions, you can get a respectable 24 mpg on city streets and an even more respectable 31 mpg when you're on highways around Laurel and Pasadena, MD.  Even the turbocharged edition gives you an efficient 30 mpg on the highway.

Visit Fitzgerald Mazda of Annapolis to Learn More About the Mazda CX-30

If you're interested in exploring the new 2021 Mazda CX-30 for yourself, feel free to contact our Fitzgerald Mazda of Annapolis dealership to set up a test drive. We'd be happy to answer your questions, show you around our current collection, and help you with any new SUV financing.

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