Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Mazda 6 2013

2.2DE Wagon, 'Core' , 4 door saloon

Test Date: Sep 2013

Mazda 6 crash test picture
Overall Star Rating Crash Rating 5 Stars
Adult Occupant 92%
Child Occupant 77%
Pedestrian 66%
Safety Assist 81%

Compare with other cars in the Large 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 - Good
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
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 remained stable in the frontal impact. Dummy readings indicated good protection of the knees and femurs of both the driver and passenger. Mazda showed that a similar level of protection would be provided for occupants of different sizes and to those sat in different positions. In the side barrier test, dummy readings showed good protection of all body areas. However, the driver's door was found not to be fully latched when the car was inspected after the test and the car was penalised. There were no such problems in the side pole test and the car demonstrated adequate protection of the chest and good protection of all other body areas. The seat and head restraint provided good protection against whiplash injury in the event of a rear-end collision.

Child occupant

The passenger airbag can be disabled to allow a rearward-facing restraint to be used in that seating position. Clear information is provided to the driver regarding the status of the airbag and the system was rewarded. The child restraints which the car is designed to accommodate could be installed without a problem, except for the Group II/III restraint in the rear outboard seats which needed careful guidance of the ISOFIX probes in order to be properly fitted. Cars before VIN JMZGJ622621142289 have different cut-outs for the ISOFIX anchorages and installation of child restraints may differ slightly from the cars assessed by Euro NCAP.


The bumper scored maximum points for its protection of pedestrians' legs. However, the front edge of the bonnet offered poor protection to the pelvis of a struck pedestrian and scored no points. On the bonnet surface, head protection was predominantly good or adequate.

Safety assist

Electronic stability control is standard equipment and met Euro NCAP's test requirements. All seating positions are covered by a standard-fit seatbelt reminder. Cars from VIN JMZGJ622621142289 have a driver-set speed limitation device which met Euro NCAP's requirements for such systems.

Applies from JMZGJ622621142289