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2007 Mazda 6

Midsize moderately priced car
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    M
1
Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags with front seat-mounted torso airbags (standard beginning with 2007 models, optional in 2003-06 models)
2
Antilock brakes (standard beginning with 2006 models, optional on 2003-05 models)
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2014
A
G
G
G
G
2013
A
G
G
A
M
2012
A
G
G
A
M
2011
A
G
G
A
M
2010
A
G
G
A
M
2009
A
G
G
A
M
2008
G
M
2007
G
M
2006
G
P
M
2005
G
P
M
2004
G
P
M
2003
G
P
M

Applies to 2003-08 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
A
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 6 was introduced in the 2003 model year as a replacement for the Mazda 626.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the neck, chest, and both legs indicate low risk of injuries to these body regions in a crash of this severity. A high head acceleration occurred when the dummy's head hit the B-pillar, indicating that injuries to the head would be possible.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. During rebound, the dummy's head hit the B-pillar.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2003 Mazda 6 i 4-door
Weight 3,086 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase105 in.
Length187 in.
Width70 in.
Engine2.3 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings23 mpg city / 29 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEF0311
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)4
Left (cm)6
Center (cm)8
Right (cm)7
Brake pedal (cm)2
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)0
Right (cm)0
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)0
Rearward (cm)5
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)1

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEF0311
Head
HIC-15240
Peak gs at hard contact79
Neck
Tension (kN)1.0
Extension bending moment (Nm)21
Maximum Nij 0.34
Chest maximum compression (mm)26
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)0.5
Femur force - right (kN)2.8
Knee displacement - left (mm)1
Knee displacement - right (mm)0
Maximum tibia index - left0.33
Maximum tibia index - right0.42
Tibia axial force - left (kN)2.4
Tibia axial force - right (kN)4.0
Foot acceleration (g)
Left39
Right50

Applies to 2006-08 models

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

Seat type

Power cloth seats with manual adjustable lumbar

How this test is conducted

Seat typePower cloth seats with manual adjustable lumbar
Geometry
Backset (mm)60
Distance below top of head (mm)58
Seat design parameters
Pass/failFail
Max T1 acceleration (g)11.6
Head contact time (ms)96
Force ratingModerate
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)154
Max neck tension (N)568

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