Euro NCAP: Five Stars For Mazda MX-30

But it could do better in Vulnerable Road Users and Safety Assist categories.

The all-new Mazda MX-30 has received the top 5-star score in the latest safety evaluation by the Euro NCAP.

While the occupant safety is quite high, the MX-30 does not shine in terms of active safety features to avoid collisions.

“Mazda joins the growing list of debutant EVs with its new electric MX-30. Naturally, the CX-30 based MX-30 is heavier than its combustion-engined sister, but still delivers an impressive 91 percent for adult occupant protection, thanks to its compatible front-end structure and new far-side restraints. However, the MX-30 disappoints on its vulnerable road users’ collision avoidance capabilities, showing mediocre test performance and lacking more advanced functionalities, such as turn-across-path intervention.”

Here are the detailed results:

From Mazda: “Achieving maximum points in the lateral impact tests, the MX-30 also scored full marks for crash test performance based on six and ten-year old children for both frontal and lateral impact. The MX-30 is the first Mazda to achieve an overall five-star rating under the new more stringent 2020 Euro NCAP crashworthiness rating regime. The 2020 testing introduces new tests to enhance assessment of occupant protection and post-crash protection, plus promote the latest in advanced driver assistance active safety technology.”

Let’s take a look at the images

Full width rigid barrier test at barrier at 50 km/h (31 mph):

Mazda MX-30 – Full Width Rigid Barrier test takes place at 50 kmh