Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Mazda 3 2013

2.0 Core , 5-door hatchback

Test Date: Nov 2013

Mazda 3 crash test picture
Overall Star Rating Crash Rating 5 Stars
Adult Occupant 93%
Child Occupant 86%
Pedestrian 65%
Safety Assist 81%

Compare with other cars in the Small Family Car category

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

Adult occupant

The passenger compartment of the Mazda 3 remained stable in the frontal impact. Dummy readings indicated good protection of the knees and femurs of the driver and passenger. Mazda showed that a similar level of protection would be provided to occupants of different sizes and to those in different positions. In the side barrier test, the car scored maximum points with good protection of all body regions. In the more severe side pole impact, dummy readings of rib compression indicated a weak level of chest protection. The front seats and head restraints provided good protection against whiplash injury in the event of a rear-end collision.

Child occupant

The front passenger airbag can be disabled to allow a rearward-facing child restraint to be used in that seating position. Clear information is provided to the driver about the status of the airbag and the system was rewarded. The risks of using a rearward-facing seat in the front passenger seat without first disabling the airbag are clearly indicated in the car. All of the child restraint types for which the car is designed could be properly installed and accommodated, apart from the belted Group 0+ restraint in the rear centre seat. In this case, the support leg of the base of the restraint rested on the centre tunnel and lifted the restraint into an unsuitable position.


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.

Safety assist

The Mazda 3 has electronic stability control as standard equipment, and met Euro NCAP's test requirements. A seatbelt reminder is provided for the front and rear seats and a driver-set speed limitation device is also standard equipment.

Applies to all Mazda 3s of the specification tested