Mazda CX-30 review - Reliability and safety
When it comes to crash test results, the Mazda CX-30 set a new record for safety
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.
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.
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.
In this review
- 1Mazda CX-30 review The Mazda CX-30 targets premium rivals with its style and great driving experience, although practicality and performance aren’t the best.
- 2Engines, performance and driveEngaging handling helps set the CX-30 apart from rivals, but the petrol-only lineup lacks variety
- 3MPG, CO2 and running costsAdvanced engine technology helps boost the CX-30’s fuel economy and lower its emissions
- 4Interior, design and technologyInside and out the Mazda CX-30 gives the established premium alternatives a run for their money
- 5Practicality, comfort and boot spaceThe CX-30 promises good space and practicality, but not good enough to trouble the best in class
- 6Reliability and safety - currently readingWhen it comes to crash test results, the Mazda CX-30 set a new record for safety