MAZDA 3 2014

The Mazda 3 2014 prior to crash testing.

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5 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 3 has been awarded a 5 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 3 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:



The Mazda 3 2014 hitting the barrier in the frontal offset test.

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Crash TestScoreMaximum Score
Overall Score36.4out of 37
Frontal Offset test15.4out of 16
Side impact test16out of 16
Pole test (Optional)2out of 2
Bonus points3out of 3
Data suplied by euroNCAP

The tested model of Mazda 3 was introduced in Australia and New Zealand in 2014. This ANCAP safety rating applies to all hatch and sedan variants.

In the frontal offset crash test, driver chest and leg protection was acceptable. Passenger leg protection was also acceptable. In the side impact crash test driver protection was good. In the pole test the driver head protection was good.

Note: The left-hand-drive European hatch was tested by Euro NCAP. ANCAP was provided with information which showed that the Euro NCAP results apply to all Australasian variants.


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.

Dual frontal, side chest and side head airbags (curtains) are standard. Antilock brakes (ABS), electronic brake distribution (EBD) and electronic stability control (ESC) are also standard.

ANCAP & UCSR Rating Explained
This shows the differences between the rating processes.


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Frontal Offset Test Results

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Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Frontal Offset* 15.4 pts (out of 16)
Head/Neck 4 pts
Chest 3.95 pts
Upper Legs 4 pts
Lower Legs 3.45 pts

The passenger compartment held its shape well in the offset test. Pedal and steering wheel displacements were well controlled. Driver and passenger contact with the airbags was stable. All doors remained closed during the crash.

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* 16 pts (out of 16)
Head 4 pts
Chest 4 pts
Abdomen 4 pts
Pelvis 4 pts

Good protection was provided for the driver in the side impact test. The side airbags performed well.

The vehicle was eligible for a side pole test because it has side curtain airbags. The vehicle scored the maximum 2 points for head protection in this test.

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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Whiplash Protection Test

Whiplash protection assessed to the Euro NCAP Protocol

Geometric test: GOOD
Dynamic test: GOOD

Overall whiplash rating: GOOD

Whiplash Protection Crash Test Image
Acceptable

Pedestrian Summary

Scored 23.67 out of 36 points

Child & adult head impacts: 17.13 points
Upper leg impacts: 0.54 points
Lower leg impacts: 6.00 points

The bumper scored maximum points for the protection provided to pedestrians' legs. However, the protection provided by the front edge of the bonnet was predominantly poor. The bonnet surface showed good or adequate protection over most of its surface, with poor results recorded on the stiff windscreen pillars.


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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Pedestrian Rating - please view table for scores

Green Vehicle Guide

Combined Fuel Consumption CO2 Greenhouse Rating Air Pollution Rating Overall Rating
5.9 L/100km 138 g/km 8 /10 7.5 /10 4.5-Star Overall Rating

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