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Mazda MX-30: reliability & safety

A five-star Euro NCAP crash-test rating means the MX-30 should still be safe – and the signs look good for reliability, too

Overall rating

3.0 out of 5

Reliability & safety rating rating

4.0 out of 5

Price
£31,495 - £35,895
Fuel Types:
Electric, Petrol

Euro NCAP

Adult protection

Child protection

Safety assist

5 stars (2020)

91%

87%

73%

It’s difficult to get lots of reliability data on the MX-30 given how few have found homes, however, Mazda's great reputation in this area bodes well; the company is famed for its engineering prowess. On the safety front, the car secured the maximum five-star rating in independent crash-testing by the experts at Euro NCAP.

Mazda MX-30 reliability & problems

The MX-30 hasn't been on sale long enough for any serious reliability issues to make themselves known, and while some may worry that a company's first crack at a mass-produced electric car could be prone to gremlins, our understanding of Mazda's track record would suggest otherwise.

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Mazda achieved a strong seventh-place finish out of 32 brands in the most recent Driver Power owner satisfaction survey, with respondents praising their cars' quality, handling, reliability, styling and infotainment. An average of 25.32% of those surveyed reported experiencing a fault with their Mazda. The Mazda CX-5 SUV was also ranked as the ninth-best car to own.

Safety

The independent experts at Euro NCAP crash-tested the Mazda MX-30 in November 2020, awarding it the maximum five-star safety score. Scores for adult, child and vulnerable road user protection were 91%, 87% and 68% respectively, while the car's driver assistance systems received a 73% score.

Mazda has packed its first electric car with most of the active driver assistance and safety features you could want. All models get lane-departure warning, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control with intelligent speed assistance and emergency lane-keeping assistance to help actively avoid collisions.

Other safety features include front, side and curtain airbags, plus a driver's knee airbag, electronic parking brake with auto-hold and hill-hold assistance, plus dynamic stability control that works in conjunction with Mazda's electric torque vectoring to ensure maximum grip and traction at all times.

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Hello there, I’m Tom Jervis and I have the pleasure of being the Content Editor here at DrivingElectric. Before joining the team in 2023, I spent my time reviewing cars and offering car buying tips and advice on DrivingElectric’s sister site, Carbuyer. I also continue to occasionally contribute to the AutoExpress magazine – another of DrivingElectric’s partner brands. In a past life, I worked for the BBC as a journalist and broadcast assistant for regional services in the east of England – constantly trying to find stories that related to cars!

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