The @Mazda Australia CX-30 compact SUV has been awarded the highest ever adult occupant score by the Australasian New Car Assessment Program, ANCAP.

The all-new model – which is positioned between the CX-3 and CX-5 models in Mazda’s expanding SUV line-up – managed an astounding 99 per cent score when it came to adult occupant protection – a record rating for any car tested under the ANCAP criteria.

Along with the stellar adult occupant rating, the CX-30 managed a high 88 per cent child occupant protection score, and it also scored very well for the important categories of vulnerable road user protection – cyclists and pedestrians – and safety assist systems like lane keeping assist.

The test scores are based on Euro NCAP testing which took place late in 2019, and the CX-30 will therefore wear a 2019 date stamp for its five-star score. Had it been tested under the new, now-even-stricter 2020 criteria, it may not have fared as well.

The Mazda CX-30 will be sold in Australia with a choice of two petrol engines, and will be priced between $29,990 and $43,490 before on-road costs.

Watch the video and see the protection systems in action, and tell us in the comments section below what you think about ANCAP scores – do they matter to you? Would you buy a car with a safety score less than five stars? Let us know.

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