Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Mazda 2 2008

1.3 GE , 5 door hatch

Test Date: Dec 2007

Mazda 2 crash test picture Crash Star Rating Crash Rating 5 Stars
Front-impact score
Side-impact score
Seat belt reminder
Total score
16 (100.0%)
17 (94.0%)
Pedestrian Star Rating Pedestrian Rating 2 Stars
Pedestrian-test score 18 (50.0%)

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In the first frontal test, a small disturbance shortly before impact resulted in late firing of the airbags and protection of the driver and passenger was compromised. Mazda investigated and upgraded the airbag control software to handle such situations more effectively. Production cars now have the new software and all cars manufactured before the change will be upgraded. In the re-test, the airbags fired as intended. The passenger compartment remained stable and the knees and femurs of the driver and passenger dummies were well protected. Mazda were able to demonstrate that the knees and femurs of occupants of different sizes and those sat in different seating positions would be similarly well protected. In the side impact, the rear door on the struck side opened during the test and the car was penalised one point. The bumper was rated as predominantly fair for its protection of pedestrians' legs but the part of the bonnet surface likely to be struck by adults' heads was rated as predominantly poor.

Driver head - Good
Driver neck - Good
Driver chest - Adequate
Driver abdomen
Driver right femur - Good Driver left femur - Good
Driver right lower leg - Good Driver left lower leg - Adequate
Driver right foot - Good Driver left foot - Good
Passenger head - Good
Passenger neck - Good
Passenger chest - Adequate
Passenger abdomen
Passenger right femur - Good Passenger left femur - Good
Passenger right lower leg - Good Passenger left lower leg - Good
Passenger right foot Passenger left foot
Side impact head - Good, Pole test - Pass
Side impact chest - Adequate
Side impact abdomen - Good
Side impact pelvis - Good
Green = Good Good
Yellow = Adequate Adequate
Orange = Marginal Marginal
Brown = Weak Weak
Red = Poor Poor

applies to all Mazda 2s