Mazda CX-7 safety ratings

Jul 2006 - Current (front+side+head airbags)

About the test vehicles

2.3 turbo petrol
Kerb weight:
1750 kg
Medium 4WD
Vehicles built:
Front+side+head airbags

ANCAP safety

Good score:  32.66 out of 37

5 stars. The Mazda CX-7 scored 12.66 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. The vehicle was awarded a default score of 16 out of 16 in the side impact crash test. Two points were earned in the optional pole test.

Frontal offset crash test

Body region scores out of 4 points each: Head/neck 4 pts, chest 3.17 pts, upper legs 3 pts, lower legs 2.49 pts. The passenger compartment held its shape well in the offset crash test. The brake pedal moved rearwards by 33 mm and downwards 12mm. The steering wheel hub moved 27mm forward, 28 mm upward and 2 mm sideways. The front ("A") pillar moved 9 mm rearwards. 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. Steering column components were a potential source of injury for the driver's knees. The passenger's head was cushioned by the airbag. There was excessive forward movement of the older child dummy, seated behind the driver, but this does not affect the adult occupant protection rating.

Front danger map

Side impact crash test

Body region scores out of 4 points each: Head 4.000 pts, chest 4.000 pts, abdomen 4.000 pts, pelvis 4.000 pts. The side impact test normally used by ANCAP simulates a small car striking the driver's door of the vehicle under test. It is based on a regulation test but the regulation does not apply to vehicles with a high seat height like the CX7. Experience shows that such vehicles can be expected to perform well in this test so ANCAP has decided to award full score for these vehicles instead of conducting a crash test. 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


Child head impacts 3 Adult head impacts 2.62 Upper leg impacts Zero Lower leg impacts Zero Total (out of 36) 5.62