MAZDA MX-5 2015

The 2015 Mazda MX-5 hitting the barrier in the frontal offset test.

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5 ANCAP Star RatingANCAP Logo
Crash TestScoreMaximum Score
Overall Score35.2out of 37
Frontal Offset test14.2out of 16
Side impact test16out of 16
Pole test (Optional)2out of 2
Bonus points3out of 3


2016 5 star ANCAP rated

The tested model of Mazda MX-5 was introduced in Australia and New Zealand in mid-2015. This ANCAP safety rating applies to all 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-protecting airbags are standard. Advanced seat belt reminders are fitted to both front seats.

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Frontal Offset Crash Test Results

Frontal Offset Test Image
Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Frontal Offset* 14.2 pts (out of 16)
Head/Neck 3 pts
Chest 4 pts
Upper Legs 4 pts
Lower Legs 3.2 pts

The passenger compartment held its shape well in the frontal offset test. Pedal and steering wheel displacements were well controlled. The driver’s head contacted the A-pillar during the crash and then contacted the steering wheel through the airbag. Passenger contact with the airbag was stable. All doors remained closed during the crash. After the crash, both doors could be opened with normal effort.

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 MX-5 was eligible for a side pole test because it has side head-protecting (combo) airbags. There was good head protection for the driver in the side pole 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 is assessed to the RCAR Protocol

Geometric test: Good
Dynamic test: Good

Overall whiplash rating: Good

Whiplash Protection Crash Test Image
Good

Pedestrian Summary

Adult & child head impacts: 21.72 points
Upper leg impacts: 6.00 points
Lower leg impacts: 6.00 points

This vehicle scored 33.72 out of 36 points (Good). The MX-5 provided mostly good protection for pedestrians and achieved a commendable score. The active bonnet worked well to reduce the risk of head injury over most of the bonnet however there was some marginal head protection at the front and along the side of the bonnet. (v8)


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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Green Vehicle Guide

Combined Fuel Consumption CO2 Greenhouse Rating Air Pollution Rating Overall Rating
6.1 L/100km 142 g/km

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Two carsh hitting in the frontal offset crash