- The 2022 Mazda MX-30 electric SUV will start at $34,645.
- Mazda says it will offer an EPA-estimated 100 miles of range on a single charge.
- The MX-30 goes on sale in California in October.
Mazda’s first attempt at an electric vehicle is a quirky small SUV with RX-8–style doors, and we now know how much it will cost. Starting at $34,645, the 2022 MX-30 is slated to go on sale in California starting in October. At first, it’ll be available with a 143-hp electric motor powering the front wheels and a small battery pack—we estimate a net capacity of around 32.0 kWh—that Mazda says will provide a paltry 100 miles of EPA-estimated range. A plug-in-hybrid version with a rotary gas engine is coming later.
For now, the MX-30’s specs are a bit perplexing when compared against other affordable EVs. Despite its tiny battery and short driving range, it’s several thousand dollars more expensive than other EVs with considerably more range. The 2022 Chevy Bolt EV, for instance, starts at $31,995 and offers more than double the Mazda’s range—259 miles according to the EPA. And the 2022 Nissan Leaf, which just received a price cut, starts well under $30,000 and offers an estimated 149 miles of range in its base form.
Mazda will offer the MX-30 in two trim levels, with the better-equipped Premium Plus model starting at $37,655. It adds features such as a 360-degree camera system and a premium audio system. Other options include premium paint colors, which cost between $495 and $995.
To incentivize EV ownership—and help make up for the car’s limited range—Mazda is including a loaner program for MX-30 buyers that allows them to borrow a gas-powered Mazda from a dealership for up to 10 days per year for the first three years you own the car. Buyers also get a $500 charging credit for ChargePoint that can be used either for public charging stations or to install a home charging station.
Before the MX-30 arrives at California dealerships this October, reservations are open now with a deposit at the phone number 833–469–6930.