Mazda MX-30 reliability & safety

There's no Euro NCAP crash-test rating yet, but the MX-30 should still be safe – and reliable

Mazda MX-30

There's still a bit to learn about the MX-30 on both of these fronts: it hasn't been independently crash-tested yet and there's no concrete long-term reliability data, either. However, things bode well – Mazda has a great reputation in both areas and is a company famed for its engineering prowess.

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.

Safety

The independent experts at Euro NCAP have yet to crash-test the Mazda MX-30, but this shouldn't be too much of a concern, as 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.