2021 Mazda CX-30  RealSafeCars83Safety Rating

#37 of 2021 SUVs

#61 of all 2021 vehicles

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

The 2021 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 2021 Mazda CX-30 has a score of 83, implying a 0.038% chance of driver death (3.4% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2021 Mazda CX-30 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0383% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.3702%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0383% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.3702% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2021 Mazda CX-30 is 18% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2021 Mazda CX-30 is 6% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

Mazda's i-ACTIVSENSE active safety features can protect loved ones by reducing accident severity and preventing accidents. The following active safety system is included even on lower trims/versions of the 2021 Mazda CX-30: Forward Obstruction Warning with Smart City Brake Support / Smart Brake Support. Optional safety features on the 2021 Mazda CX-30 which we recommend include Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS) and Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM).

Another advanced safety feature --- while not cutting edge --- can still improve vehicle safety. 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.

9655Kia SeltosHonda HR-VKia SportageHyundai VelosterM. Outlander SportSubaru CrosstrekMazda CX-5Toyota C-HRMazda CX-30Buick EncoreChevrolet TraxNissan Rogue SportComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2021 Mazda CX-30 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 55 to 96. The 2021 Mazda CX-30 is safer than the 2021 Kia Seltos, the 2021 Honda HR-V, the 2021 Kia Sportage, the 2021 Hyundai Veloster, the 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek, the 2021 Nissan Rogue Sport, the 2021 Chevrolet Trax, and the 2021 Buick Encore and less safe than the 2021 Mazda CX-5.

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