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2014 Mazda 5

Small car

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

Applies to 2012-14 models

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

The Mazda 5 was redesigned for the 2012 model year.

Structure

The driver's space was seriously compromised by intruding structure. Lower interior intrusion measured as much as 35 cm at the lower hinge pillar. Upper interior intrusion measured 34 cm at the hinge pillar and 25-27 cm at the instrument panel. The steering column was pushed back 15 cm toward the driver.

Injury measures

Measures from the dummy indicate that injuries to the left thigh and left lower leg would be likely in a crash of this severity and injuries to the left knee and right lower leg would be possible. Head injury risk from the instrument panel hit is low.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

During the crash, the driver door unlatched, which shouldn't happen because the driver could be partly or completely ejected from the vehicle. The dummy’s head barely contacted the frontal airbag before sliding off the left side as the steering column moved 14 cm to the right. Additionally, the seat belt allowed excessive forward excursion of the dummy’s head and torso, contributing to the head hitting the instrument panel. The side curtain airbag did not deploy, leaving the dummy's head vulnerable to contacts with side structure and outside objects.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2014 Mazda 5 Sport wagon
Weight 3,424 lbs.
Side airbagshead curtain airbags for all three rows of seats and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase108 in.
Length181 in.
Width69 in.
Engine2.5 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings22 mpg city / 28 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEN1424
Lower hinge pillar max (cm)35
Footrest (cm)26
Lower occupant compartment
Left toepan (cm)22
Brake pedal (cm)21
Parking brake (cm)
Rocker panel lateral average (cm)13
Steering column15
Upper hinge pillar max (cm)34
Upper occupant compartment
Upper dash (cm)25
Lower instrument panel (cm)27

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEN1424
Head
HIC-15122
Peak gs at hard contact
Neck
Tension (kN)1.2
Extension bending moment (Nm)9
Maximum Nij 0.22
Chest maximum compression (mm)27
Femur (kN)
Left11.0
Right4.3
Knee displacement (mm)
Left15
Right9
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left47
Right2
Maximum tibia index
Left1.28
Right0.87
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left2.0
Right3.1
Foot acceleration (g)
Left88
Right121

Applies to 2012-14 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 5 was redesigned for the 2012 model year.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity. Head acceleration from the roof rail hit was low.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. During rebound, the dummy’s head hit the roof rail.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2014 Mazda 5 Sport wagon
Weight 3,425 lbs.
Side airbagshead curtain airbags for all three rows of seats and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase108 in.
Length181 in.
Width69 in.
Engine2.5 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings22 mpg city / 28 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEF1405
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)9
Left (cm)12
Center (cm)10
Right (cm)7
Brake pedal (cm)7
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)2
Right (cm)2
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)0
Rearward (cm)4
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)1

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEF1405
Head
HIC-15262
Peak gs at hard contact31
Neck
Tension (kN)1.3
Extension bending moment (Nm)31
Maximum Nij 0.44
Chest maximum compression (mm)22
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)4.0
Femur force - right (kN)2.2
Knee displacement - left (mm)0
Knee displacement - right (mm)1
Maximum tibia index - left0.52
Maximum tibia index - right0.49
Tibia axial force - left (kN)2.1
Tibia axial force - right (kN)1.8
Foot acceleration (g)
Left116
Right96

Applies to 2012-14 models

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

The Mazda 5 was redesigned for the 2012 model year.

Injury measures

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

Passenger — Measures taken from the dummy indicate that rib fractures and/or internal organ injuries would be possible in a crash of this severity. The risk of significant injuries to other body regions is low, including head injury risk from the window sill hit.

Head protection

Driver — The side curtain airbag did not fully cover the window opening near the dummy's head during deployment. After the head was contacted by the side airbag, it continued to move outward and downward until it was hit by the window sill of the driver door, when the head was in near proximity with the intruding barrier. Although the barrier did not hit the dummy's head in this test, this near miss indicates that only slightly different crash circumstances could produce a direct hit to a person's head.

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 vehicle2014 Mazda 5 Sport wagon
Weight 3,426 lbs.
Side airbagsstandard head curtain airbags for all three rows of seats and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase108 in.
Length181 in.
Width69 in.
Engine2.5 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings22 mpg city / 28 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCES1405
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.
-7.5

Driver injury measures

Test IDCES1405
Head HIC-15287
Neck
Tension (kN)1.2
Compression (kN)0.1
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)39
Lateral force (kN)1.4
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)33
Average deflection (mm)19
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)4.96
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.44
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)4.3
Acetabulum force (kN)3.0
Combined force (kN)7.3
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.7
L-M moment (Nm)67
A-P moment (Nm) -18

Passenger injury measures

Test IDCES1405
Head HIC-15184
Neck
Tension (kN)1.0
Compression (kN)0.3
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)26
Lateral force (kN)1.3
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)49
Average deflection (mm)33
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)5.74
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)1.21
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)0.6
Acetabulum force (kN)3.3
Combined force (kN)3.6
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.6
L-M moment (Nm)152
A-P moment (Nm) -69

Applies to 2012-14 models

Overall evaluation
G
Curb weight3,409 lbs
Peak force14,797 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio4.34
Tested vehicle
2014 Mazda 5 Sport wagon
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 2014 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 seats

How this test is conducted

Seat typeManual cloth seats
Geometry
Backset (mm)48
Distance below top of head (mm)42
Seat design parameters
Pass/failFail
Max T1 acceleration (g)10.0
Head contact time (ms)83
Force ratingLow
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)1
Max neck tension (N)480

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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