The Mazda2 supermini has been given a five-star safety rating in Euro NCAP tests.
Available in the UK now, adults can experience the highest-possible protection if they pick up one of the three-strong range.
Furthermore, at £8,499 on-the-road, the vehicle may be cheaper than expected.
The car was also awarded four stars for child protection, which is the best in its class.
Rob Lindley, managing director for Mazda Motors UK, commented that the NCAP rating is "an excellent result for Mazda2, which is now officially one of the safest small cars".
He added: "Mazda’s designers and engineers have demonstrated that lightweight construction, which is so important in cutting fuel consumption and reducing emissions, does not mean having to compromise on strength or safety."
Automobile manufacturer Mazda was originally established in 1920 and is based in Hiroshima, Japan.
Ford Motor Company owns 33.9 per cent of the firm.