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Mazda CX-30 SUV - Reliability & safety

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The Mazda CX-30 is an all-new model so there’s no direct evidence of its reliability but Mazda has a great reputation in that department, and the car has been awarded a five-star Euro NCAP result.

Mazda CX-30 reliability

Along with the Mazda3, the CX-30 sits on an entirely new platform for Mazda, but we have seen some key components like engines in other models before. Reassuringly, the Japanese manufacturer also came fourth out of 29 brands in our 2021 Driver Power owner satisfaction survey, repeating its 2020 result. Owners praised build quality, reliability, running costs and the price of servicing. In fact, there were very few areas that let Mazda down as a brand, and it came out well ahead of German brands like Volkswagen and Audi. 

Safety

The Mazda CX-30 achieved an impressive five-star rating when tested by Euro NCAP, scoring an excellent 99% safety rating for adult occupant protection - the highest score ever achieved by any car tested. It also scored well for child occupant protection, with 86% overall, plus it received 77% in the safety assist category.

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Standard fit accident-prevention kit includes lane keeping assist and autonomous emergency braking (AEB) capable of detecting pedestrians, cyclists and other drivers, along with a system to warn the driver to take regular breaks on long trips.

While most safety kit is standard, the GT Sport Tech trim also includes some extra features, including a system to help prevent bumps while reversing out a parking space or driveway. Cruising and Traffic Support (CTS) is also fitted, operating the accelerator, brakes and steering in slow-moving traffic to help take the tedium out of the experience.

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Andy is Carbuyer's managing editor, with more than a decade of experience helping consumers find their perfect car. He has an MA in automotive journalism and has tested hundreds of vehicles.

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