Mazda 3 safety ratings

Jul 2004 - Jun 2006 (front, side & head airbags)

About the test vehicles

Variant:
Sedan
Engine:
2 Litre
Kerb weight:
1200 kg
Category:
Small Car
Vehicles built:
2004
Airbags:
Frontal, Side & Head Airbags

ANCAP safety

Acceptable score:  26.56 out of 37

The Mazda 3 scored 12.39 out of 16 in the offset crash test. The passenger compartment held its shape well in the offset crash test. Protection from serious lower leg injury was marginal for the driver. The vehicle scored 14.17 out of 16 in the side impact crash test. There was a marginal risk of serious chest injury for the driver.

Frontal offset crash test

Body region scores out of 4 points each: Head/neck 2.13pts, chest 3.64pts, upper legs 4pts, lower legs 2.62pts. The passenger compartment held its shape well in the offset crash test. The front part of the driver's floor was pushed rearwards 60mm. The brake pedal moved rearwards by 73mm and upwards 25mm, relative to the driver’s seat. The dash moved 26mm towards the driver. The steering wheel hub moved forwards 8mm, downwards 11mm and sideways 2mm, relative to the driver’s seat. The front ("A") pillar moved 12mm rearwards. The width of the driver's doorway shortened by 10mm. All doors remained closed during the crash. After the crash all doors could be opened with normal effort. The airbag cushioned the head of the driver and contact was stable. There were no modifiers for knee protection but the design of the steering column could be improved in this regard. The passenger's head went deep into the airbag and experienced a high deceleration, indicating contact with the dash.

Front danger map

Side impact crash test

Body region scores out of 4 points each: Head 4pts, chest 2.36pts, abdomen 3.95pts, pelvis 3.87pts. The vehicle was eligible for the optional pole impact test but a test was not conducted. This test can earn a further two points.

Side danger map
POOR
rating

Pedestrian safety

Scores:

8.16 points out of 36. Child head impacts 6.49pts; Adult head impacts 1.67pts; Upper leg zero pts and lower leg impacts zero pts.