2020 Mazda CX-30  RealSafeCars78Safety Rating

#60 of 2020 SUVs

#117 of all 2020 vehicles


The CX-30, which Mazda introduced in 2020, is a small SUV with seating up to 5. The CX-30 has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily bypass mud and snow. Having more than average horsepower for its class, the CX-30 packs some oomph. Mazda offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2020 Mazda CX-30 is average compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2020 Mazda CX-30 has a score of 78, implying a 0.045% chance of driver death (4% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2020 Mazda CX-30 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0449% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.1321%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0449% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.1321% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2020 Mazda CX-30 is 6% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2020 Mazda CX-30 is 7% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

Mazda's i-ACTIVSENSE active safety features can protect loved ones by preventing accidents and reducing accident severity. The following active safety system is included even on lower trims/versions of the 2020 Mazda CX-30: Forward Obstruction Warning with Smart City Brake Support / Smart Brake Support. Optional safety features on the 2020 Mazda CX-30 which we recommend include Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS) and Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM).

Another safety feature seems simpler but should still be considered. Side mirror turn signals are optional on the Mazda CX-30. They alert other vehicles of your intention to switch lanes, which allows the other vehicle's driver to prevent an impending accident with you.


But it is safer than many comparable models.

9161M. Outlander SportM. Eclipse CrossHonda HR-VHyundai Elantra GTSubaru CrosstrekNissan Rogue SportToyota C-HRMazda CX-5Jeep CompassBuick EncoreMazda CX-30Chevrolet TraxComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2020 Mazda CX-30 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 61 to 91. The 2020 Mazda CX-30 is safer than the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, the 2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, the 2020 Honda HR-V, the 2020 Hyundai Elantra GT, the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek, and the 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport and less safe than the 2020 Mazda CX-5 and the 2020 Toyota C-HR. It is about as safe as the 2020 Chevrolet Trax and the 2020 Buick Encore.

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