Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Mazda CX-7 2010

2.2 Diesel , 5-door SUV

Test Date: Jun 2010

Mazda CX-7 crash test picture
Overall Star Rating Crash Rating 4 Stars
Adult Occupant 76%
Child Occupant 79%
Pedestrian 43%
Safety Assist 71%

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Driver head - Good
Driver neck - Good
Driver chest - Good
Driver abdomen
Driver right femur - Marginal Driver left femur - Marginal
Driver right lower leg - Good 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 - 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 - 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. The driver and passenger were well protected in most areas but structures in the dashboard posed a risk of injury to the knees and femurs of both front seat passengers. In the side barrier test, the CX-7 scored maximum points. In the more severe side pole test, dummy readings of rib deflections indicated weak protection of the chest. The seat and head restraint provided poor protection against whiplash injuries in a rear-end collision.

Child occupant

Based on dummy readings in the frontal and side impact tests, the CX-7 scored maximum points for its protection of the 18 month dummy. Forward movement of the head of the 3 year dummy, sat in a forward facing seat, was not excessive. In the side impact, both child dummies were properly contained by their respective restraints. The passenger airbag cannot be disabled to allow a rearward facing child restraint to be used in that seating position and the label warning of the dangers of doing so is not sufficiently clear.


While the bumper scored maximum points for its protection of pedestrians' legs, the bonnet provided predominantly poor protection in the areas likely to be struck by an adult's head.

Safety assist

Electronic stability control is standard equipment on the CX-7, along with a seatbelt reminder system for the driver and front passenger seats.

applies to all CX-7s of the specification tested