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
|Euro NCAP||Adult protection||Child protection||Safety 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 2020 Driver Power owner satisfaction survey, with respondents praising their cars' design, build quality, handling, safety features, running costs and infotainment. An average share of 14.5% of those surveyed reported experiencing a fault with their Mazda.
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.
In This Review
- 1VerdictTaking a slightly different approach to many electric cars, the MX-30 focuses on low weight, a modest range and an engaging driving experience
- 2Range, battery & chargingMazda cites environmental reasons for the MX-30's combination of short range and speedy charging
- 3Running costsLike all electric cars, the MX-30 should be cheap to run – but there are still a few unknowns at time of writing
- 4Electric motor, drive & performanceIt's far from being the most powerful electric car around, but the Mazda MX-30 does handle quite well
- 5Interior & comfortMazda's penchant for cool interiors continues, with great materials, decent infotainment and a modern feel inside the MX-30
- 6Practicality & boot spaceWith practicality hampered by stylish doors, the Mazda MX-30 isn't exactly the most flexible SUV around
- 7Reliability & safety - currently readingA five-star Euro NCAP crash-test rating means the MX-30 should still be safe – and the signs look good for reliability, too