MAZDA 3 2006

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2 Star Driver ProtectionUCSR Logo

Driver Protection rating based on analysis of real world crashes.

Protection for other road users rating:
4 Protection for Other Road Users Rating - Good



Used Car Safety Report

The Mazda 3 has been awarded a 2 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:



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4 ANCAP Star RatingANCAP Logo
Crash TestScoreMaximum Score
Overall Score26.56out of 37
Frontal Offset test12.39out of 16
Side impact test14.17out of 16
Pole test (Optional)0out of 2
Bonus points0out of 3

The tested model of Mazda 3 was introduced in 2004.

The Mazda 3 scored 12.39 out of 16 in the offset crash test. The passenger compartment held its shape well in the offset crash test. Protection from serious lower leg injury was marginal for the driver.

The vehicle scored 14.17 out of 16 in the side impact crash test. There was a marginal 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.

Dual front airbags, side airbags, head-protecting side curtains and ABS brakes are standard equipment on the Maxx and SP23 variants. Side airbags, curtains and ABS brakes are available as a safety pack on the Neo variant.

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. Pre-tensioners are fitted to the front seat belts to reduce slack in the event of a crash. A three point seat belt is fitted to the centre rear seat. This provides better protection than a two point seat belt.

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Frontal Offset Test Results

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Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Frontal Offset* 12.39 pts (out of 16)
Head/Neck 2.13 pts
Chest 3.64 pts
Upper Legs 4 pts
Lower Legs 2.62 pts

The passenger compartment held its shape well in the offset crash test. The front part of the driver's floor was pushed rearwards 60mm. The brake pedal moved rearwards by 73mm and upwards 25mm, relative to the driver’s seat. The dash moved 26mm towards the driver. The steering wheel hub moved forwards 8mm, downwards 11mm and sideways 2mm, relative to the driver’s seat. The front ("A") pillar moved 12mm rearwards. The width of the driver's doorway shortened by 10mm. All doors remained closed during the crash. After the crash all doors could be opened with normal effort.

The airbag cushioned the head of the driver and contact was stable. There were no modifiers for knee protection but the design of the steering column could be improved in this regard. The passenger's head went deep into the airbag and experienced a high deceleration, indicating contact with the dash.

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* 14.17 pts (out of 16)
Head 4 pts
Chest 2.36 pts
Abdomen 3.95 pts
Pelvis 3.87 pts

The vehicle was eligible for the optional Pole Impact Test but a test was not conducted. This test can earn a further two 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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1-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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Combined Fuel Consumption CO2 Greenhouse Rating Air Pollution Rating Overall Rating
8.9 L/100km 211 g/km


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4 ANCAP Star RatingANCAP Logo
Crash TestScoreMaximum Score
Overall Score32.49out of 37
Frontal Offset test12.37out of 16
Side impact test15.5out of 16
Pole test (Optional)2out of 2
Bonus points3out of 3
Data suplied by euroNCAP

The Mazda 3 was introduced in Australia during 2004. This updated assessment applies to the 2006 model.

The Mazda 3 hatch scored 12.37 out of 16 in the offset crash test. The passenger compartment held its shape well. Protection from serious leg injury was marginal for the passenger. There was a slight risk of serious chest and leg injury for the driver.

The vehicle scored 15.50 out of 16 in the side impact crash test. There was a slight risk of serious chest injury for the driver. A further 2 points were scored in the optional pole test. If the offset score had been slightly higher (12.5 or more) the vehicle would have earned 5 stars.

Important note: The left-hand-drive European model with side curtains was tested by Euro NCAP. Australasian specifications may vary and therefore models sold in Australasia might provide different levels of protection to those described on this page.


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 front airbags and ABS/EBD brakes are standard. Headprotecting side curtains and side airbags are standard on the Maxx, Maxx Sport, MPS and SP23 and optional on the Neo. Electronic stability control is standard on the MPS and SP23 and optional for other variants. Advanced seat belt reminders are fitted to all seats.

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. Pre-tensioners are fitted to the front seat belts to reduce slack in the event of a crash. A three point seat belt is fitted to the centre rear seat. This provides better protection than a two point seat belt.

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


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Frontal Offset Test Results

Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Frontal Offset* 12.37 pts (out of 16)
Head/Neck 4 pts
Chest 2.78 pts
Upper Legs 2 pts
Lower Legs 3.59 pts

The passenger compartment held its shape well in the offset crash test. The brake pedal moved rearwards by 37mm and upwards 5mm. The steering wheel hub moved forwards 40mm, downwards 11mm and sideways 5mm. The front ("A") pillar moved 9mm rearwards. All doors remained closed during the crash. After the crash all doors could be opened with normal effort.

The airbag cushioned the head of the driver and contact was stable. Steering column components were a potential source of injury for the driver's knees. The passenger's head was cushioned by the airbag. Glove box and centre console components were a potential source of injury for the passenger's knees.

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

Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Side Impact* 15.5 pts (out of 16)
Head 4 pts
Chest 3.5 pts
Abdomen 4 pts
Pelvis 4 pts

The vehicle was eligible for an optional pole impact test, since it had head-protecting side airbags and scored four points for the head in the side impact test. The manufacturer decided to go ahead with the pole test and the vehicle earned a further two 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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2-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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Green Vehicle Guide

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8.2 L/100km

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