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2024 Mazda CX-30

small SUV / 4-door SUV

2024 Mazda CX-30 4-door SUV

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Small overlap front: driver-side
Small overlap front: passenger-side
Moderate overlap front: original test
Side: updated test

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Headlights
Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-pedestrian (day)
Standard system
Superior
Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-pedestrian (night)
Standard system
Superior

Seat belts & child restraints

Seat belt reminders
LATCH ease of use
+

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Small overlap front: driver-side

Rating applies to 2020-24 models

Tested vehicle: 2020 Mazda CX-30 Premium 4-door 4wd

The Mazda CX-30 was introduced in the 2020 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics

Action shot taken during the driver-side small overlap frontal crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the door frame, steering wheel, and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was maintained very well.

The frontal and side curtain airbags worked well together to keep the head from coming close to any stiff structure or outside objects that could cause injury.

The driver's space was maintained well, and risk of injuries to the dummy's legs and feet was low.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEN2003
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 2
Footrest (cm) 5
Left toepan (cm) 3
Brake pedal (cm) 7
Parking brake (cm)
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 0
Upper occupant compartment
Steering column 0
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 2
Upper dash (cm) 4
Lower instrument panel (cm) 4

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEN2003
Head
HIC-15 199
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.6
Extension bending moment (Nm) 3
Maximum Nij 0.30
Chest maximum compression (mm) 29
Femur (kN)
Left 0.4
Right 0.2
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 1
Right 1
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.22
Right 0.51
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 1.8
Right 1.8
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 48
Right 42

How the driver-side small overlap front test is conducted

Small overlap front: passenger-side

Rating applies to 2020-24 models

Tested vehicle: 2020 Mazda CX-30 4-door 4wd

The Mazda CX-30 was introduced in the 2020 model year. Passenger-side small overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Mazda as part of frontal crash test verification.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Passenger restraints and dummy kinematics
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on passenger side

Test ID VTP2002
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 3
Footrest (cm) 6
Right toepan (cm) 4
Center toepan (cm) 2
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 0
Upper occupant compartment
Center dash (cm) 3
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 3
Upper dash (cm) 4
Right lower dash (cm) 3

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTP2002
Head
HIC-15 159
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.8
Extension bending moment (Nm) 27
Maximum Nij 0.26
Chest maximum compression (mm) 16
Femur (kN)
Left 1.1
Right 1.2
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 3
Right 4
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.47
Right 0.45
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 2.8
Right 2.7
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 65
Right 61

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTP2002
Head
HIC-15 87
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.0
Extension bending moment (Nm) 9
Maximum Nij 0.22
Chest maximum compression (mm) 27
Femur (kN)
Left 0.3
Right 1.6
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 1
Right 2
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.36
Right 0.43
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 1.0
Right 3.1
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 40
Right 81

How the passenger-side small overlap front test is conducted

Moderate overlap front: original test

Rating applies to 2020-24 models

Tested vehicle: 2020 Mazda CX-30 4-door 4wd

The Mazda CX-30 was introduced in the 2020 model year. Moderate overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Mazda as part of frontal crash test verification.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTF1924
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 1
Left (cm) 3
Center (cm) 4
Right (cm) 3
Brake pedal (cm) 2
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 0
Right (cm) 0
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 1
Rearward (cm) -5
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 0

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF1924
Head
HIC-15 155
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.6
Extension bending moment (Nm) 8
Maximum Nij 0.28
Chest maximum compression (mm) 29
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 0.4
Femur force - right (kN) 0.5
Knee displacement - left (mm) 1
Knee displacement - right (mm) 2
Maximum tibia index - left 0.31
Maximum tibia index - right 0.39
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.7
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 1.7
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 43
Right 70

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side: updated test

Rating applies to 2023-24 models

Tested vehicle: 2023 Mazda CX-30 4-door 4wd

The Mazda CX-30 was introduced in the 2020 model year. Side 2.0 ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test of a 2023 CX-30 conducted by Mazda as part of side crash test verification.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis
Driver head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis
Rear passenger head protection
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTS2225
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -21.5
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTS2225
Head
HIC-15 89
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.7
Compression (kN) 0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 22
Lateral force (kN) 1.0
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 39
Average deflection (mm) 32
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 5.83
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.62
Pelvis
Combined force (kN) 3.4

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTS2225
Head
HIC-15 144
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.4
Compression (kN) 0.3
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 24
Lateral force (kN) 1.1
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 18
Average deflection (mm) 15
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 4.97
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.25
Pelvis
Combined force (kN) 1.7

How the side crash test is conducted

Headlights

Ratings are given for 2 different headlight variations available on this vehicle.

Trim level(s)

  • Premium trim
  • 2.5 Turbo Premium trim
  • 2.5 Turbo Premium Plus trim
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED projector
Curve-adaptive? Yes
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler 0 ft 100 ft 200 ft 300 ft 400 ft 500 ft 600 ft Low beams Optimal low-beam illumination High beams Optimal high-beam illumination High-beam assist credit Some glare

Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was good on both right curves and fair on both left curves.

The low beams created some glare.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on the left side of the road and fair on the right side. On curves, visibility was good in all 4 tests.

High-beam assist compensates for some limitations of this vehicle's low beams on both left curves.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • Premium trim
  • 2.5 Turbo Premium trim
  • 2.5 Turbo Premium Plus trim
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED projector
Curve-adaptive? Yes
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Applies to 2021-24 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 128.2 m None
Straightaway left edge 63.0 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 103.6 m None
250m radius left curve, left edge 63.9 m 0.6%
150m radius right curve, right edge 85.7 m 16.5%
150m radius left curve, left edge 53.2 m 7.2%
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 141.2 m
Straightaway left edge 173.2 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 108.3 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 100.5 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 89.3 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 78.0 m

Trim level(s)

  • Carbon Turbo trim
  • Preferred trim
  • SV trim
  • Select Sport trim
  • Carbon Edition trim
  • 2.5S trim
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED projector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler 0 ft 100 ft 200 ft 300 ft 400 ft 500 ft 600 ft Low beams Optimal low-beam illumination High beams Optimal high-beam illumination High-beam assist credit Some glare

Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on the right side of the road and fair on the left side. On curves, visibility was good on both right curves, fair on the sharp left curve and inadequate on the gradual left curve.

The low beams created some glare.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on the left side of the road and fair on the right side. On curves, visibility was good on both right curves and fair on both left curves.

High-beam assist compensates for some limitations of this vehicle's low beams on the straightaway and on both left curves.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • Carbon Turbo trim
  • Preferred trim
  • SV trim
  • Select Sport trim
  • Carbon Edition trim
  • 2.5S trim
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED projector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Applies to 2020-24 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 111.2 m None
Straightaway left edge 49.0 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 87.5 m 7.9%
250m radius left curve, right edge 46.4 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 70.6 m None
150m radius left curve, right edge 47.2 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 135.6 m
Straightaway left edge 173.3 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 88.0 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 70.3 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 69.4 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 55.0 m

How headlights are evaluated

Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-pedestrian (day)

System details

  • standard Smart Brake Support with Pedestrian Detection

Overall evaluation

This rating applies to all 2024 models

Superior
Superior

Crossing child

  • In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.

Crossing adult

  • In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.

Parallel adult

  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 37 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision. A warning was issued 2.3 seconds before impact.

How front crash prevention is evaluated

Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-pedestrian (night)

System details

  • standard Smart Brake Suppoer with Pedestrian Protection

Overall evaluation

Includes high-beam assist credit

This rating applies to all 2024 models
Superior
Superior

Crossing adult

  • In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision when using its high beams. When using its low beams, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision when using its high beams. When using its low beams, this vehicle avoided a collision.

Parallel adult

  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision when using its high beams. When using its low beams, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 37 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision when using its high beams and a warning was issued 2.3 seconds before impact. When using its low beams, impact speed was reduced by 35 mph and a warning was issued 1.7 seconds before impact.

How front crash prevention is evaluated

Seat belt reminders

Rating applies to 2024 models

Overall evaluation
Front row
Unbelted occupant alert (audible & visual)
Initiation time
Duration Long enough (90+ seconds)
Volume
Audio frequency
Second row
Startup status alert (visual)
Initiation time
Duration at least 60 seconds
Belt disengaged alert (audible & visual)
Initiation time
Duration at least 30 seconds
Volume
Audio frequency
Technical measurements for this test
Background cabin sound pressure level at 24 km/h 52 dB
Audible signal sound pressure level at 24 km/h 71 dB
Difference between background and signal 18.8 dB
Background cabin sound pressure level at 40 km/h 55 dB
Audible signal sound pressure level at 40 km/h 72 dB
Difference between background and signal 16.2 dB
Dominant audio frequency 552 Hz

How seat belt reminders are evaluated

Child seat anchors

Applies to 2020-24 models

Overall evaluation
+
extra LATCH positions
Vehicle trim Preferred package
Seat type leatherette

This vehicle has 2 rear seating positions with complete child seat attachment (LATCH) hardware.

It has 1 additional seating position with a tether anchor and the ability to borrow lower anchors from the other seating positions.

Note: When anchors are borrowed, they aren't available to use in their designated positions.

Overall evaluation
+
extra LATCH positions
Vehicle trim Preferred package
Seat type leatherette
1 2 3
G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor
Seating positions that rely on borrowed lower anchors or have only a tether anchor available are not rated.
thether anchor symbol
Tether anchor
lower anchor symbol
Lower anchors
shared lower achors symbol
Lower anchor(s) can be borrowed from adjacent positions(s)
No hardware available

Details by seating position

1
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
not too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors
2
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
Can be borrowed from 1 and 3
3
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
not too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors
Technical measurements for this test

Seat position 21

3

Lower anchor A
Open access rated Yes
Depth Visible
Force (lbs) 0
Clearance angle (degrees) 79
Lower anchor B
Open access rated Yes
Depth Visible
Force (lbs) 0
Clearance angle (degrees) 81
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
Yes

Seat position 22

2

Lower anchor A
Lower latch is shared for this seat position
Lower anchor B
Lower latch is shared for this seat position
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
Yes

Seat position 23

1

Lower anchor A
Open access rated Yes
Depth Visible
Force (lbs) 0
Clearance angle (degrees) 76
Lower anchor B
Open access rated Yes
Depth Visible
Force (lbs) 0
Clearance angle (degrees) 73
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
Yes

How child seat anchors are evaluated