Mazda 2 safety ratings

Feb 2008 - Current (front+side+head airbags)

About this test

The left-hand-drive European model with 1.3 litre engine 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

Variant:
GE 5 door
Engine:
1.3 litre
Kerb weight:
995 kg
Category:
Light Car
Vehicles built:
2007
Airbags:
Frontal+Side+Head airbags

ANCAP safety

Good score:  34.33 out of 37

5 stars. The Mazda2 scored 15.55 out of 16 in the offset crash test. The passenger compartment held its shape well. There was a slight risk of serious chest and leg injury for the driver. The vehicle scored 14.78 out of 16 in the side impact crash test. There was a slight risk of serious chest and abdomen injury for the driver. A further two points were earned in the optional pole test. This ANCAP 5 star rating applies to all hatch and sedan variants fitted with ESC and 6 airbags.

Frontal offset crash test

Body region scores out of 4 points each: Head/neck 4 pts, chest 3.59 pts, upper legs 4 pts, lower legs 3.96 pts. The passenger compartment held its shape well in the offset crash test. The brake pedal moved rearwards by 45 mm and upwards 17 mm. The steering wheel hub moved 4mm forward, 26 mm upward and 10 mm sideways. The front ("A") pillar moved 4 mm rearwards. All doors remained closed during the crash. The airbag cushioned the head of the driver and contact was stable. There were no knee hazards. 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 3.78 pts, abdomen 4 pts, pelvis 4 pts. A rear door opened during the crash. 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
MARGINAL
rating

Pedestrian safety

Scores:

Child head impacts 7.66 Adult head impacts 4 Upper leg impacts 2.38 Lower leg impacts 4.45 Total (out of 36) 18.49