In-depth reviews

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

4.0 out of 5

Reliability & safety rating rating

4.0 out of 5

Price
£28,590 - £34,940
Fuel Type:
Electric
Euro NCAPAdult protectionChild protectionSafety assist
5 stars (2020)91%87%73%

There's no concrete long-term reliability data on the MX-30, 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 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.

Mazda achieved a strong fourth-place finish out of 30 manufacturers in the 2021 Driver Power owner satisfaction survey, with respondents praising their cars' build quality, handling, reliability, styling and infotainment. An average share of 34.58% of those surveyed reported experiencing a fault with their Mazda.

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.

Most Popular

Top 10 best seven-seater electric and hybrid cars 2021
Mercedes EQB
Best cars

Top 10 best seven-seater electric and hybrid cars 2021

If the regular crop of electrified SUVs and family cars don’t provide enough practicality for you, then take a closer look at the range of electric an…
24 Nov 2021
Complete guide to the BP Pulse (formerly Polar Plus) charging network
BP Pulse
Your questions answered

Complete guide to the BP Pulse (formerly Polar Plus) charging network

This is how to charge your electric or plug-in hybrid car on the BP Pulse public charging network (which was formerly known as the Polar Plus network)
24 Nov 2021
Osprey opens first of 150 new electric-car rapid charging hubs for the UK
Osprey Charging
News

Osprey opens first of 150 new electric-car rapid charging hubs for the UK

The first location in Wolverhampton has now opened, with nine more set to begin construction before the end of 2021
30 Nov 2021