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Mazda CX-30 review - Reliability and safety

When it comes to crash test results, the Mazda CX-30 set a new record for safety

Overall Auto Express Rating

4.0 out of 5

Reliability and safety Rating

4.4 out of 5

Price
£22,670 to £33,470
  • Stylish looks
  • Industry-leading safety rating
  • Great to drive
  • Rear space less than rivals
  • Small engine range
  • Limited luggage capacity

Mazda’s CX-30 is yet to appear in our Driver Power ownership survey but in the 2020 results, three of the Japanese manufacturer’s vehicles appeared in the top 20 most reliable cars. 

Mazda itself was rated the fourth-best manufacturer (out of thirty), bested only by Lexus, Kia and Subaru. Brands such as Audi, BMW and Mercedes all finished in the bottom 10. 

Perhaps most impressive is the CX-30’s Euro NCAP crash test score. It not only achieved a full five stars out of five, but it set a new record for adult occupant protection, scoring 99 per cent. 

In child occupant protection the Mazda scored 86 per cent, in vulnerable road users it scored 80 per cent and in safety assist it was rated at 77 per cent. Part of the reason for such high scores is the number of airbags and the safety equipment which is standard across the range. Examples of safety tech include autonomous emergency braking, lane keep assistance and speed assistance. 

Warranty

As standard, all Mazdas come with a three-year/60,000-mile warranty. This is on par with rivals such as Volkswagen, but behind the five-year/100,000 warranty Toyota offers and the seven-year/100,000-mile warranty Kia provides. 

Servicing 

The maximum service interval for a Mazda CX-30 is 12 months or 12,500 miles (whichever comes sooner). Mazda offers fixed-price servicing for its CX-30 and cost varies depending on the engine. Skyactiv-G models are the most affordable at £649 for three years, whereas Skyactiv-X models cost £799 for three years.

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