If you think about the safety of your favorite 2021 Mazda CX-30, there is nothing to worry about. This SUV is equipped with all features according to modern safety standards. As for airbags, this model boasts a dual front one, side-impact airbags, and air curtains, knee airbags for the driver and the front passenger. Also, Mazda CX-30 has an anti-lock braking system and traction control system installed. And the headrests of the front seats of CX-30 reduce whiplash.
This Mazda model also has functions that smartly assist the driver: like warnings about lane departure, brake support, cruise control, lane-keep assistance, high beam control, and alerts that attract the driver’s attention. Still, you can have more drive-assist options from a higher trim Mazda CX-30: front-lighting adaptive system, cross-traffic rear alerts, or system that monitors blind spots. Below are some details about the functionality of every safety feature.
Adaptive cruise control does not merely drive at the defined speed but measures the speed of the car in front of you and keeps a safe distance. Such measurement is possible due to a radar built into the Mazda’s front bumper. 2021 Mazda CX-30’s side mirrors have a sensor that can detect and warn you about cars, bikes, or other vehicles that get into your blind spot areas. This function is called BSM - Blind Spot Monitoring.
Lane Keep Assist System (LAS) and departure functions help you drive in the center of the chosen lane and warn you about driving out that lane if you don’t activate the turn function. Rear Vehicle Monitoring system (RVM) informs you that an object is close (or approaching) to the rear of your CX-30. Your rear camera is not able to detect those objects as they are out of the camera range. High-Beam Control (HBC) automatically switches to low beams when it detects vehicles approaching you from the front or overrunning your car. Also, the system switches to low beams if your Mazda drives in bright city areas. Together with AFS (Adaptive Front-lighting System), HBC allows you to drive more safely at night, reducing the risk of getting into an accident. However, even in the Mazda CX-30, you should not rely on technology only and should always drive attentively!
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) rated the 2021 Mazda CX-30 with an overall five-star rating. This year’s Mazda CX-30 excellently passed both side tests (the driver’s and passenger’s ones) and two front crash tests. And only in the rollover test, it got four points of five.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has four marks for safety evaluation: poor, marginal, acceptable, and good. The 2021 Mazda CX-30 boasts ‘good’ scores in all tests, having won the ‘Top Safety Pick+’ label.
However, safety is not the only parameter that Mazda CX-30 boasts this year. Consumer Reports rated this year’s model as a very predicted reliable SUV with five marks out of five. Still, this is not a surprise since last year it got just the same rating.