Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Mazda Mazda3 2006

1.6L GE , 5-door hatchback

Test Date: Oct 2006

Mazda Mazda3 crash test picture Crash Star Rating Crash Rating 4 Stars
Front-impact score
Side-impact score
Seat belt reminder
Total score
12 (75.0%)
18 (100.0%)
Pedestrian Star Rating Pedestrian Rating 2 Stars
Pedestrian-test score 15 (42.0%)

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Although the Mazda3 scored enough points overall to qualify for five-stars, its performance in frontal impact did not meet EuroNCAP's criterion for that rating. Structures in the dashboard presented a potential risk of injury to the femurs of the driver and passenger. The score for the passenger's left knee, femur and pelvis was the worst for that body region and was used in the calculation of the overall score. A passenger airbag deactivation switch can be bought as an option from dealers.

Driver head - Good
Driver neck - Good
Driver chest - Adequate
Driver abdomen
Driver right femur - Adequate Driver left femur - Adequate
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 - Adequate
Passenger abdomen
Passenger right femur - Adequate Passenger left femur - Marginal
Passenger right lower leg - Adequate Passenger left lower leg - Adequate
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 Mazda3s