Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Mazda 6 2009

2.0 petrol exclusive/active/TS , 5-door hatchback

Test Date: Feb 2009

Mazda 6 crash test picture
Overall Star Rating Crash Rating 5 Stars
Adult Occupant 77%
Child Occupant 81%
Pedestrian 49%
Safety Assist 71%

Compare with other cars in the Large Family Car category

Driver head - Good
Driver neck - Good
Driver chest - Adequate
Driver abdomen
Driver right femur - Adequate Driver left femur - Marginal
Driver right lower leg - Good Driver left lower leg - Good
Driver right foot - Adequate Driver left foot - Adequate
Passenger head - Good
Passenger neck - Good
Passenger chest - Good
Passenger abdomen
Passenger right femur - Marginal Passenger left femur - Marginal
Passenger right lower leg - Good Passenger left lower leg - Good
Passenger right foot Passenger left foot
Side impact head - Good
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

Adult occupant

In the frontal impact, the passenger compartment remained stable despite some separation of the facia cross-beam from the A-pillar. The steering column, the column shroud and the facia in the region of the centre console posed a potential threat of injury to the driver's knees as did the glove box lid to the passenger. Protection of the chest in the side pole impact was rated as poor, owing to the extent to which the ribs were deflected. In the side impact, the car provided adequate protection to the chest and good protection to the other body areas assessed. Protection against whiplash injury was rated as marginal.

Child occupant

The Mazda 6 scored maximum points for protection of the 3 year old, based on the dummy responses in the dynamic tests and lost only a fraction of a point for the 1 year old. The passenger airbag can be disabled to allow a rearward-facing child restraint to be used in that seating position. However, information provided to the driver about the status of the airbag is not sufficiently clear. The presence of ISOFIX anchorages in the rear outboard seats was not clearly marked.


The bumper scored maximum points for the protection it offered to pedestrians' legs. The bonnet surface provided mostly poor protection in the area where an adult's head might hit and marginal protection in most of the areas likely to be struck by a child's head.

Safety assist

Electronic Stability Control is fitted as standard equipment on all variants in all countries. The Mazda 6 has a seatbelt reminder system for the driver, passenger and rear seats. However, the system for the rear seats did not meet Euro NCAP's requirements so the car was rewarded for the driver and passenger positions only.

rating applies from VIN JMZGH14F601153165