Model history and safety featuresThe Mazda 3 was introduced in Australia during 2004. This updated assessment applies to the 2006 model. Dual front airbags and ABS/EBD brakes are standard. Head-protecting side curtains and side airbags are standard on the Maxx, Maxx Sport, MPS and SP23 and optional on the Neo. Electronic stability control is standard on the MPS and SP23 and optional for other variants. Advanced seat belt reminders are fitted to all seats. The front seat belt buckles are mounted on the seats and the upper anchorages are adjustable. These features improve the fit of the seat belt. Pre-tensioners are fitted to the front seat belts to reduce slack in the event of a crash. A three point seat belt is fitted to the centre rear seat. This provides better protection than a two point seat belt.
These specifications are subject to change. Please check with manufacturer for the latest specifications.
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