Mazda 6 safety ratings

Jul 2005 - Jun 2007 (front, side & head airbags)

About this test

The left-hand-drive European model was tested by Euro NCAP. 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

5 Dr Hatch
2 Litre
Kerb weight:
1330 kg
Medium Car
Vehicles built:
Frontal, Side & Head Airbags

ANCAP safety

Acceptable score:  28 out of 37

The Mazda6 scored 11.71 out of 16 in the offset crash test. The passenger compartment held its shape well. Protection from serious chest and leg injury was marginal for the driver. The vehicle scored 14.49 out of 16 in the side impact crash test. There was a slight risk of serious chest injury for the driver. A further 2 points were scored in the optional pole test.

Frontal offset crash test

Body region scores out of 4 points each: Head/neck 4 pts, chest 2 pts, upper legs 2 pts, lower legs 3.47 pts. The passenger compartment held its shape well in the offset crash test. The brake pedal moved rearwards by 57 mm and upwards 40 mm. The steering wheel hub moved forwards 1mm, downwards 10mm and sideways 26 mm. The front ("A") pillar moved 43 mm rearwards. All doors remained closed during the crash. 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 4 pts, chest 3.02 pts, abdomen 3.47 pts, pelvis 4 pts. The vehicle was eligible for an optional pole impact test, since it had head-protecting side airbags and scored four points for the head in the side impact test. The manufacturer decided to go ahead with the pole test and the vehicle earned a further two points.

Side danger map

Pedestrian safety


Total (out of 36) 5.21 Child head impacts 4.09 Adult head impacts 0.02 Upper leg impacts 1 Lower leg impacts 0.1