2011 Mazda Mazda3 5 HB FWD

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Overall Rating  four star rating Safety Concern Registered
frontal crash
five star rating
side crash
two star rating
Safety Concern Registered
rollover crash
four star rating
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Vehicle Test Weight: 2913 lbs.

Recommended Advanced Technology Features

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Electronic Stability Control: Standard Recommended View Video
Forward Collision Warning: No Not available View Video
Lane Departure Warning: No Not available View Video
Recalls

No

Investigations

No

Complaints

Yes

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Service Bulletins

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Seat Belts and Head Restraints
  • Dynamic Head Restraint: Driver, Front Passenger
  • Head Restraints: Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat
  • Advanced Belt Feature: Standard
  • Adjustable Upper Belt Anchorage: Driver, Front Passenger
  • Seat Belt Reminder System : Driver, Front Passenger
Air Bags
  • Frontal Air Bag: Driver, Front Passenger
  • Curtain: Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat
  • Pelvis/Torso: Driver, Front Passenger
  • Knee: Not Available
  • Additional Air Bags: Not Available
  • Meets Side Air Bag Out-of-Position Requirements: Yes question mark icon
Child Passenger Features
  • LATCH Locations: Rear Seat
  • Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch): Standard
  • Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations: Driver
test # 7108
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating five star rating
Driver (Male)
male driver at the wheel.
Rating: five star rating

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Average-sized adult male dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Passenger (Female)
female passenger.
Rating: four star rating

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Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

 
2011 Mazda Mazda3 5 HB FWD after frontal crash test
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Tested with: FRONTAL AIR BAG
Side Crash Rating two star rating
test # 7106
Side Barrier Rating two star rating
Driver Front Seat (Male)
male driver at the wheel.
Rating: five star rating

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Average-sized adult male dummy in 38.5-mph intersection-type crash. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, chest, abdomen, pelvis.

Passenger Rear Seat (Female) Due to the intrusion of the rear door during the side impact barrier test, the interior door panel struck the torso of the rear passenger dummy, causing high resultant lower spine acceleration of 84 g's.  High resultant lower spine accelerations, in excess of 82 g's, have a higher likelihood of thoracic injury.
female passenger.
Rating: two star rating

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Small-sized adult female dummy seated behind driver in 38.5-mph intersection-type crash. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, pelvis.

 
2011 Mazda Mazda3 5 HB FWD after side crash test
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Tested with: CURTAIN AIR BAG,TORSO/PELVIS AIR BAG
Due to the intrusion of the rear door during the side impact barrier test, the interior door panel struck the torso of the rear passenger dummy, causing high resultant lower spine acceleration of 84 g's.  High resultant lower spine accelerations, in excess of 82 g's, have a higher likelihood of thoracic injury. Due to the intrusion of the rear door during the side impact barrier test, the interior door panel struck the torso of the rear passenger dummy, causing high resultant lower spine acceleration of 84 g's. High resultant lower spine accelerations, in excess of 82 g's, have a higher likelihood of thoracic injury.
Note: Although not included in the star rating, the rear passenger dummy's abdominal rib deflection and thoracic rib deflection readings were elevated.
test # 7107
Side Pole Rating three star rating
Driver Front Seat (Female)
female passenger.
 

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Small-sized adult female dummy in 20-mph crash to simulate hitting narrow, fixed objects such as utility pole or tree. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, pelvis.

 
2011 Mazda Mazda3 5 HB FWD after side pole crash test
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Tested with: CURTAIN AIR BAG,TORSO/PELVIS AIR BAG
Combined Side Barrier and Pole Ratings
Front Seat Rating:4
Rear Seat Rating: 2
Rollover Rating four star rating
Dynamic Test Result: No Tip question mark icon

Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating.

Risk of Rollover 10.9% Roll-over risk
Roll-over ilustration
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