Mazda 6 safety ratings

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

About this test

The right-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

Variant:
Limited
Engine:
2.5 litre
Kerb weight:
1370 kg
Category:
Medium Car
Vehicles built:
2008
Airbags:
Front+Side+head airbags

ANCAP safety

Good score:  32.74 out of 37

5 stars. The Mazda6 scored 13.25 out of 16 in the offset crash test. The passenger compartment held its shape well. There was a slight risk of serious chest injury for the driver and slight risk of serious leg injury for the driver and passenger. The vehicle scored 15.48 out of 16 in the side impact crash test. There was a slight risk of serious chest injury for the driver. A further two points were scored in the optional pole test.

Frontal offset crash test

Body region scores out of 4 points each: Head/neck 4.000 pts, chest 3.09 pts, upper legs 3 pts, lower legs 3.16 pts. The passenger compartment held its shape well in the offset crash test. The clutch pedal moved rearwards by 121 mm. The brake pedal moved downwards 78 mm. The steering wheel hub moved 12 mm rearward, 52 mm upward and 13 mm sideways. The front ("A") pillar moved 8 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 and dash 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 3.48 pts, abdomen 4 pts, pelvis 4 pts. The vehicle was eligible for an optional pole impact test since it had head-protecting side airbags. 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 7.28 Adult head impacts 2.81 Upper leg impacts 1.48 Lower leg impacts 6 Total (out of 36) 17.57