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2013 Mazda 2

Minicar

Crashworthiness
Front crash
prevention
Crash avoidance rating
Not Available
  • Small overlap front
    M
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    A
  • Roof strength
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    A
1
Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
2
Electronic stability control
3
Antilock brakes
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2014
M
G
A
G
A
2013
M
G
A
G
A
2012
M
G
A
G
A
2011
M
G
A
G
A

Applies to 2011-14 models

Overall evaluation
M
Structure and safety cage
M
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Hip/thigh
G
Lower leg/foot
P
Restraints and dummy kinematics
A
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Mazda 2 was introduced in the 2011 model year.

Structure

The driver space was not maintained well, with maximum intrusion of the lower interior of 20 cm at the lower hinge pillar. Upper interior intrusion measured 15-16 cm at the instrument panel.

Injury measures

Measures from the dummy indicate that injuries to the left knee and left lower leg would be likely in a crash of this severity. The risk of significant injuries to other body regions is low.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

The dummy’s head barely contacted the frontal airbag before sliding off the left side, leaving the head vulnerable to contact with forward side structure. The side curtain airbag deployed but does not have sufficient forward coverage to protect the head from contact with forward side structure and outside objects. The side torso airbag deployed.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2013 Mazda 2 Sport 4-door
Weight 2,327 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase98 in.
Length156 in.
Width67 in.
Engine1.5 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings28 mpg city / 34 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEN1324
Lower hinge pillar max (cm)20
Footrest (cm)8
Lower occupant compartment
Left toepan (cm)7
Brake pedal (cm)2
Parking brake (cm)
Rocker panel lateral average (cm)3
Steering column3
Upper hinge pillar max (cm)12
Upper occupant compartment
Upper dash (cm)15
Lower instrument panel (cm)16

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEN1324
Head
HIC-15282
Peak gs at hard contact
Neck
Tension (kN)2.1
Extension bending moment (Nm)24
Maximum Nij 0.46
Chest maximum compression (mm)28
Femur (kN)
Left5.0
Right0.9
Knee displacement (mm)
Left22
Right4
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left3
Right0
Maximum tibia index
Left1.45
Right0.56
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left3.3
Right2.1
Foot acceleration (g)
Left114
Right119

Applies to 2011-14 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
G
Leg/foot, right
G
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Mazda 2 was introduced in the 2011 model year.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. The driver side curtain airbag deployed during the crash. After the dummy moved forward into the frontal airbag, its head contacted the side curtain airbag.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2011 Mazda 2 Touring 4-door
Weight 2,326 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase98 in.
Length156 in.
Width67 in.
Engine1.5 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings27 mpg city / 33 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEF1010
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)3
Left (cm)4
Center (cm)4
Right (cm)4
Brake pedal (cm)5
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)1
Right (cm)0
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)2
Rearward (cm)1
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)0

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEF1010
Head
HIC-15178
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)1.2
Extension bending moment (Nm)25
Maximum Nij 0.36
Chest maximum compression (mm)33
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)3.0
Femur force - right (kN)0.4
Knee displacement - left (mm)0
Knee displacement - right (mm)1
Maximum tibia index - left0.21
Maximum tibia index - right0.43
Tibia axial force - left (kN)2.0
Tibia axial force - right (kN)1.8
Foot acceleration (g)
Left51
Right45

Applies to 2011-14 models

Overall evaluation
A
Structure and safety cage
A
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
M
Head protection
G
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Side crash test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

The Mazda 2 was introduced in the 2011 model year.

Injury measures

Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a fracture of the pelvis would be possible in a crash of this severity. The risk of significant injuries to other body regions is low.

Passenger — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Head protection

Driver — The dummy’s head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.

Passenger — The dummy’s head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2011 Mazda 2 Touring 4-door
Weight 2,329 lbs.
Side airbagsstandard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase98 in.
Length156 in.
Width67 in.
Engine1.5 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings27 mpg city / 33 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCES1018
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm)
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.
-5.0

Driver injury measures

Test IDCES1018
Head HIC-15542
Neck
Tension (kN)0.9
Compression (kN)0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)29
Lateral force (kN)2.1
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)40
Average deflection (mm)29
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)3.75
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.64
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)5.6
Acetabulum force (kN)1.2
Combined force (kN)6.2
Left femur
L-M force (kN)1.2
L-M moment (Nm)218
A-P moment (Nm) 33

Passenger injury measures

Test IDCES1018
Head HIC-15361
Neck
Tension (kN)0.5
Compression (kN)0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)35
Lateral force (kN)1.6
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)37
Average deflection (mm)28
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)3.85
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.75
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)1.0
Acetabulum force (kN)3.3
Combined force (kN)3.8
Left femur
L-M force (kN)2.0
L-M moment (Nm)164
A-P moment (Nm) -51

Applies to 2011-14 models

Overall evaluation
G
Curb weight2,321 lbs
Peak force9,701 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio4.18
Tested vehicle
2011 Mazda 2 Sport 4-door
Roof strength test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

In the test, the strength of the roof is determined by pushing a metal plate against one side of it at a slow but constant speed. The force applied relative to the vehicle's weight is known as the strength-to-weight ratio. This graph shows how the ratio varied as the test of this vehicle progressed. The peak strength-to-weight ratio recorded at any time before the roof is crushed 5 inches is the key measurement of roof strength.

A good rating requires a strength-to-weight ratio of at least 4. In other words, the roof must withstand a force of at least 4 times the vehicle's weight before the plate crushes the roof by 5 inches. For an acceptable rating, the minimum required strength-to-weight ratio is 3.25. For a marginal rating, it is 2.5. Anything lower than that is poor.

How this test is conducted

Applies to 2011-14 models

Overall evaluation
A
Dynamic rating
A
Seat/head restraint geometry
G
Important: Ratings for head restraints & seats should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

Seat type

Manual cloth seat

How this test is conducted

Seat typeManual cloth seat
Geometry
Backset (mm)38
Distance below top of head (mm)56
Seat design parameters
Pass/failFail
Max T1 acceleration (g)12.4
Head contact time (ms)83
Force ratingLow
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)0
Max neck tension (N)642

Applies to 2013-14 models

Overall evaluation

Crash avoidance rating
Not Available
0 points total

Forward collision warning

Not available.
0 points

Low-speed autobrake

Not available.
0 points

High-speed autobrake

Not available.
0 points

How this rating is determined

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