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Five Stars Overall

April 8, 2022

WASHINGTON, DC (April 8, 2022) – Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) announces the 2022 Mazda MX-30, the company’s first battery electric vehicle, has received 5-star ratings in frontal and side crash tests, and a 5-star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) New Car Assessment Program (NCAP).

NHTSA’s NCAP 5-Star safety ratings are intended to help consumers make smart decisions about safety when purchasing a vehicle. The 5-star safety ratings program evaluates how vehicles perform in crash tests. NHTSA conducts 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.

“We aim to offer a confident and joyful driving experience with industry leading safety features that support and protect our drivers and passengers,“ said Mazda North American Operations President and CEO Jeff Guyton. “We work hard to make sure your Mazda has been designed to give you the very best protection and we are proud to have the MX-30 earn the government’s top rating – the NCAP 5-star Overall Vehicle Score.“

All 2022 model year Mazda vehicles tested to NHTSA’s New Car Assessment Program criteria have received 5-star Overall Vehicle Scores.

The MX-30 is the ideal daily commuter with an EPA estimated range of 100 miles on a full charge. Designed to meet the needs of most urban residents, it is equipped with a 35.5 kWh lithium-ion battery that helps maintain its superb driving dynamics and allow for a lower environmental impact.

Mazda North American Operations is headquartered in Irvine, California, and oversees the sales, marketing, parts, and customer service support of Mazda vehicles in the United States, Canada, and Mexico through approximately 780 dealers. Operations in Canada are managed by Mazda Canada Inc. in Richmond Hill, Ontario, and operations in Mexico are managed by Mazda Motor de Mexico in Mexico City. For more information on Mazda vehicles, including photography and B-roll, please visit the online Mazda media center at

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Tamara Mlynarczyk, Mazda North American Operations,
Emily Taylor, Mazda North American Operations,