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The 2022 Mazda MX-30 is the kind of electric SUV that might make you consider going green. It’s small, efficient, and stylish. Now it has a new honor to add to its list of advantages: the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s five-star rating. What does that include, and what does it mean for the 2022 Mazda MX-30?

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The 2022 Mazda MX-30 has a five-star overall rating

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gives the 2022 Mazda MX-30 a five-star overall rating, which is the highest rating a vehicle can get. In addition to its five-star overall rating, the MX-30 gets five stars in almost all other categories as well: overall frontal crash, frontal crash on the driver side, and frontal crash on the passenger side.

In addition, the 2022 Mazda MX-30 gets five stars for its overall side-crash rating, side-crash on the driver and rear passenger side, and side-pole crash. The only less-than-perfect rating is for the 2WD rollover, which is just four stars. The MX-30 doesn’t come in 4WD, so there’s no rating for that. These scores are impressive and help solidify the Mazda MX-30 as a good choice for anyone looking for a safe and small SUV.

Mazda’s vehicles do well in NHTSA testing

Mazda says that all of its 2022 model year vehicles that have been tested in the NHTSA’s New Car Assessment Program scored five-star overall vehicle scores. This is important because the NHTSA’s tests help people choose the safest vehicles that they can. Mazda says that the NHTSA’s tests are done on the “frontal, side, and rollover tests because they account for the majority of crashes on America’s roadways. The unique design of the MX-30’s freestyle doors proved to sustain both side barrier and side pole crash tests with 5-star ratings.”

How much is the MX-30?


Why Right Now Might Be the Perfect Time to Buy an Electric SUV

The 2022 Mazda MX-30 price starts at $34,645. It’s the first battery-powered electric vehicle from Mazda. Its engine can make up to 143 hp and 200 lb-ft of torque, but it only gets about 100 miles of range, which is pretty far behind its competitors. Mazda says that it designed the MX-30 for the commuter, someone who drives daily but not that far. If that sounds like you, you might love the 2022 Mazda MX-30.

The MX-30 has a touchscreen infotainment system well as climate controls and sustainable and recycled materials. It also comes with standard safety equipment like adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, and blind-spot warning. In addition, the 2022 Mazda MX-30 has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, plus keyless entry, a premium sound system, and a camera system that allows you to get a view of the surroundings of your SUV.

The 2022 Mazda MX-30’s safety ratings are impressive. It’s sure to be a huge advantage for Mazda when people are car shopping and comparing the MX-30 to some of its competitors with better range. If safety is a priority for you, the Mazda’s perfect NHTSA overall rating may be enough to convince you to give it a try.