MAZDA 121 2002

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1 Star Driver ProtectionUCSR Logo

Driver Protection rating based on analysis of real world crashes.

Protection for other road users rating:
5 Protection for Other Road Users Rating - Excellent



Used Car Safety Report

The Mazda 121 has been awarded a 1 star Driver Protection rating in the latest Used Car Safety Rating (UCSR) report. UCSR are reported annually by the Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC). Ratings are estimated from data on real crashes reported to police in Australia and New Zealand and provide a very high level of confidence. The UCSR report classifies cars according to where their rating lies in relation to a best performance benchmark. The Driver Protection rating measures the relative safety of cars in preventing serious injury to their own drivers in crashes.

Driver Protection Rating
Rating Result
5 Star Driver Protection Excellent
4 Star Driver Protection Good
3 Star Driver Protection Marginal
2 Star Driver Protection Poor
1 Star Driver Protection Very Poor

The Mazda 121 also received a protection for other road users rating in the UCSR report. The protection for other road users rating indicates the level of protection that a vehicle provides for other unprotected road users (other car drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists or motorcyclists) in the event of a crash.

Protection For Other Road Users Rating
Rating Result
Excellent
Good
Marginal
Poor
Very Poor

For further information on the UCSR please click here.

If you would like to view the new car safety rating produced by ANCAP please see the archived report below:



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Crash TestScoreMaximum Score
Overall Score14.99out of 34
Frontal Offset test3.13out of 16
Side impact test11.86out of 16
Pole test (Optional)0out of 2
Bonus points0out of 0

The tested model of Mazda 121 was introduced in 2000.

The MAZDA 121 scored 3.13 out of 16 in the offset crash test. The passenger compartment was substantially deformed. Protection from serious chest and leg injury was poor for the driver.

The vehicle scored 11.86 out of 16 in the side impact crash. There was a moderate risk of serious chest injury for the driver.


Safety Feature Summary

The safety feature information below is subject to change without notice. For up to date safety feature specifications for all variants, please see the safety feature table to the right or contact the manufacturer.

A driver's airbag is standard equipment.

The front seat belt buckles are mounted on the seats and the upper anchorages are adjustable. These features improve the fit of the seat belt. Pretensioners are fitted to front seat belts to reduce slack in the event of a crash.

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Frontal Offset Test Results

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Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Frontal Offset* 3.13 pts (out of 16)
Head/Neck 3.13 pts
Chest 0 pts
Upper Legs 0 pts
Lower Legs 0 pts

The passenger compartment was substantially deformed in the offset crash test. The front part of the driver's floor was pushed rearwards 260mm and was severely folded. The dummy's legs were trapped and had to be removed to free the dummy from the vehicle. The brake pedal moved rearwards by 313mm and upwards 17mm. The dash moved 111mm towards the driver. The steering wheel hub moved rearwards 80mm, upwards 23mm and sideways 97mm. The front ("A") pillar moved 209mm rearwards. The width of the driver's doorway shortened by 209mm. All doors remained closed during the crash. After the crash high manual effort was required to open the driver's door.

The driver's head sank deeply into the airbag and may have struck the steering wheel through the airbag. There was a slight risk of serious neck injury. Chest protection was weak. The ignition barrel and metal brackets behind the dash are potential sources of knee injury The passenger's head struck the dash but injury measurements indicated a low risk of serious head injury. The passenger's knees hit the glove box and centre console. After the crash it was found that the seat runner on the driver's side of the rear seat had disengaged, allowing the seat to move forward.

What is frontal offset test?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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Side Impact Test Results

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Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Side Impact* 11.86 pts (out of 16)
Head 4 pts
Chest 1.06 pts
Abdomen 3.79 pts
Pelvis 3.01 pts

The centre pillar and lower part of the side doors were pushed inwards substantially. There was a large gap between the rear door and the door frame but the door was secure.

The vehicle was not eligible for a Pole Impact Test since it did not have head-protecting side airbags. This test can earn eligible vehicles an extra two points, giving a maximum possible overall score of 34 points.

What is side impact test?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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3-Star Pedestrian Rating

Pedestrian Summary

A separate pedestrian impact test is conducted. This test estimates injuries to pedestrians struck by a vehicle travelling at 40 km/h. The more stars the better (maximum 4 stars).


Pedestrian Rating Explained

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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