Mazda CX-30 Named Safest Car In The World After Record-Breaking Euro NCAP Score

The All-New Mazda CX-30 crossover earns the highest NCAP Safety rating ever given to a vehicle to date.

Nov 26, 2019

Mazda CX-30 Named Safest Car In The World After Record-Breaking Euro NCAP Score

Not long ago, the all-new Mazda3 earned a full 5-star rating on the Euro NCAP safety scale system and before that, it was the Mazda6 in 2018. It seems the Japanese car manufacturer has done it again as the all-new CX-30 crossover becomes the third model in their line-up to receive 5/5 stars. 

The 2019 Mazda3 family hatchback managed to score an overall Adult Occupant rating of 98% which was the highest any vehicle had ever received on record (along with the Alfa Romeo Giulia, Volvo XC60 and Volvo V40). The highly anticipated Mazda CX-30 has now surpassed this with a record-breaking Adult Occupant score of 99%, making it the safest car in the world.

All-New Mazda CX-30 Crossover parked in drivewayAll-New Mazda CX-30 in Soul Red Crystal

Euro NCAP scrutinised Mazda’s CX-30 SUV model under the latest series of crash assessments which test the car under much more rigorous crash scenarios. The durability of the CX-30 family SUV proved high in every collision test, managing to go on and secure maximum points for full-width barrier, side-impact, and side pole tests (named the “most severe” and involves running the car off road into a tree or a pole). Mazda’s Smart Brake Support system managed to earn full points when assisting the vehicle in low-speed tests, resulting in zero collisions in each test. 

2020 Mazda CX-30 undergoes Euro NCAP safety crash tests.

Michiel van Ratingen, Secretary-General of Euro NCAP, commented: “Congratulations to Mazda for another almost-perfect score in adult occupant safety. There are still several cars to be rated in 2019 but it is unlikely we will see better for this part of the assessment.”

Mazda has since spoken out about the model’s incredible Euro NCAP score, saying it comes down to some crucial contributing factors. Firstly, the small SUV has been built using the very latest Skyactiv-Vehicle Architecture to provide a “high-rigidity, impact-absorbing yet lightweight bodyshell”.

And second on the list was the CX-30’s vast range of i-Activsense driving assistance and safety technologies. These technological advances not only work to help drivers detect potential collisions early on, but they reduce the severity of damage and injury to both occupants of the vehicle and pedestrians. The 2020 Mazda CX-30 achieved a rating of 80% for Vulnerable Road User tests (pedestrian and cyclists), scoring full points for pedestrian pelvis and leg area protection (full report here).

Mazda creates the perfect family vehicle in the CX-30.


Matthew Avery, Director of Insurance Research at Thatcham Research on Mazda’s latest achievement: “This is a truly impressive result. The Mazda CX-30 is a mainstream vehicle, available at an affordable price point, performing at the highest level in impact testing. In the event of an accident, there are few safer places to be than the front seats of the Mazda CX-30.”

He added: “The structure of the vehicle and the performance of its restraints are key. Especially in the side-pole test which encourages carmakers to fit side-curtain airbags to protect occupants’ heads in a collision.”  

All-New Mazda CX-30 driving on motorway, front exterior shot.

Of course, Mazda’s famous Skyactiv engine technology has also contributed to the achievement. Monique Clarke, Press Officer for Mazda UK, comments: “The superior driving dynamics achieved as a result of Mazda’s Skyactiv Technology also contribute to the new Mazda CX-30’s five-star Euro NCAP achievement, delivering a linear, responsive and predictable acceleration, braking, handling, and steering.”

She added: “By making the car easier to drive safely, the technologies reduce the potential for accidents without compromising Mazda’s traditional fun-to-drive character.

No car has ever performed this well and Mazda should take pride in taking this honour. Their hard work and commitment to putting the driver’s interests at the forefront of their engineering and craftsmanship continue to pay off.

Man and woman sitting against CX-30's open boot lid in countryside Space for all your adventures: All-New CX-30 has it all.

The small off-roader will be priced just under £23,000, which we’re sure you can agree is a small price to pay for the safest car ever made, particularly when compared to costly rivals which simply cannot offer the same level of protection.

The Mazda CX-30 with Skyactiv-X engine technology is now available to pre-order at your local Sandicliffe Mazda! Enquire now using the form linked below, plus, be the first to know more about our VIP Mazda CX-30 Preview Event coming soon.

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