Mazda 3 safety ratings

Oct 2013 - Current (front + side + head airbags)

About this test

The left-hand-drive European hatch was tested by Euro NCAP. ANCAP was provided with information which showed that the Euro NCAP results apply to all Australasian variants.

About the test vehicles

2.0 Hatch
2.0 Petrol
Kerb weight:
1250 kg
Small Car
Frontal + Side + Head Airbags

ANCAP safety

Good score:  36.4 out of 37

In the frontal offset crash test, driver chest and leg protection was acceptable. Passenger leg protection was also acceptable. In the side impact crash test driver protection was good. In the pole test the driver head protection was good.

Frontal offset crash test

Head / neck: 4.00 points Chest: 3.95 points Upper legs: 4.00 points Lower legs: 3.45 points The passenger compartment held its shape well in the offset test. Pedal and steering wheel displacements were well controlled. Driver and passenger contact with the airbags was stable. All doors remained closed during the crash.

Front danger map

Side impact crash test

Head: 4.00 points Chest: 4.00 points Abdomen: 4.00 points Pelvis: 4.00 points Good protection was provided for the driver in the side impact test. The side airbags performed well. The vehicle was eligible for a side pole test because it has side curtain airbags. The vehicle scored the maximum 2 points for head protection in this test.

Side danger map

Pedestrian safety


The bumper scored maximum points for the protection provided to pedestrians' legs. However, the protection provided by the front edge of the bonnet was predominantly poor. The bonnet surface showed good or adequate protection over most of its surface, with poor results recorded on the stiff windscreen pillars.