Mazda 2 safety ratings

Jul 2003 - Jun 2007 (dual front airbags)

About this test

The European model was tested by EuroNCAP. Australasian specifications may vary and therefore models sold in Australasia might provide different levels of protection to those described on this page.

About the test vehicles

Exclusive 5 Dr Hatch
1.4 Litre
Kerb weight:
1080 kg
Small Car
Vehicles built:
Dual Frontal Airbags

ANCAP safety

Acceptable score:  25 out of 37

The Mazda 2 scored 11.33 out of 16 in the offset crash test. The passenger compartment held its shape well. Protection from serious leg injury was marginal for the driver. Protection from serious chest injury was marginal for the passenger. The vehicle scored 14.05 out of 16 in the side impact crash test. There was a slight risk of serious pelvis injury for the driver.

Frontal offset crash test

Body region scores out of 4 points each: Head/neck 4pts, chest 2.66pts, upper legs 2pts, lower legs 2.67pts. The passenger compartment held its shape well in the offset crash test. The clutch pedal moved rearwards by 128mm and there was no displacement upwards. The steering wheel hub moved rearwards 16mm and downwards 7mm. The front ("A") pillar moved 27mm rearwards. The width of the driver's doorway shortened by 18mm. All doors remained closed during the crash. After the crash extreme manual effort was required to open the driver’s door. The airbag cushioned the head of the driver and contact was stable. Steering column components were a potential source of injury for the driver's knees. The passenger's head was cushioned by the airbag.

Front danger map

Side impact crash test

Body region scores out of 4 points each: Head 4pts, chest 4pts, abdomen 4pts, pelvis 3.05pts. Modifier: 1pt deduction for partial unlatching of rear door. Euro NCAP also tested a Mazda 2 with head-protecting side curtains. That variant was eligible for an optional pole impact test. The manufacturer decided to go ahead with the pole test but head protection was poor and the vehicle did not earn a further two points.

Side danger map

Pedestrian safety


10.11 points out of 36. Child head impacts 6.11pts; Adult head impacts 4pts; Upper leg 0pts and lower leg impacts 0pts.