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2000 Mazda MPV

Minivan
  • Moderate overlap front
    A
  • Side
    P
1
Side airbags: front seat-mounted combination head and torso airbags (optional)
2
Antilock brakes (standard beginning with 2003 models, optional on 2000-02 models)
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2006
A
P
P
2005
A
P
P
2004
A
P
P
2003
A
P
2002
A
P
2001
A
P
2000
A
P
1998
M
1997
M
1996
M

Applies to 2000-06 models

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

The Mazda MPV was redesigned for the 2000 model year.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the chest indicate low risk of injuries to this body region in a crash of this severity. Forces on the head and neck indicate that injuries to the head and neck would be possible. Forces on the right tibia indicate that injuries to the lower leg would be likely.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. During rebound, the dummy moved toward the driver door, but its head didn't hit any stiff structure that could cause injury.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2000 Mazda MPV LX
Weight 3,657 lbs.
Side airbagsfront seat-mounted combination head and torso airbags
Wheelbase112 in.
Length187 in.
Width72 in.
Engine2.5 L V6
EPA ratings18 mpg city / 23 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCF00011
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)23
Left (cm)29
Center (cm)25
Right (cm)21
Brake pedal (cm)19
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)4
Right (cm)6
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)6
Rearward (cm)-2
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)7

Driver injury measures

Test IDCF00011
Head
HIC-15693
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)2.8
Extension bending moment (Nm)29
Maximum Nij 0.44
Chest maximum compression (mm)30
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)6.3
Femur force - right (kN)2.1
Knee displacement - left (mm)5
Knee displacement - right (mm)6
Maximum tibia index - left0.44
Maximum tibia index - right1.21
Tibia axial force - left (kN)1.5
Tibia axial force - right (kN)3.1
Foot acceleration (g)
Left98
Right99

Applies to 2000-06 models

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

The Mazda MPV was redesigned for the 2000 model year.

Injury measures

Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate that rib fractures and/or internal organ injuries would be likely in a crash of this severity. Serious neck injuries would also be possible.

Passenger — Measures taken from the dummy indicate that 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.

Head protection

Driver — The dummy's head was hit by the intruding barrier. This hit did not produce high head injury measures, but head hits with intruding objects such as other vehicles, trees, and poles should be prevented. The high neck injury measures were recorded before the barrier hit the head.

Passenger — The dummy's head was hit by the window sill of the rear passenger door. This impact did not produce high head injury measures, but the head protection is inadequate.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2005 Mazda MPV LX
Weight 3,770 lbs.
Side airbagsnone
Wheelbase112 in.
Length190 in.
Width72 in.
Engine3.0 L V6
EPA ratings18 mpg city / 25 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCES0516
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.
-1.5

Driver injury measures

Test IDCES0516
Head HIC-15440
Neck
Tension (kN)2.7
Compression (kN)0.4
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)59
Lateral force (kN)3.0
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)54
Average deflection (mm)45
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)7.93
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)1.65
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)1.7
Acetabulum force (kN)3.0
Combined force (kN)4.6
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.6
L-M moment (Nm)81
A-P moment (Nm) -37

Passenger injury measures

Test IDCES0516
Head HIC-15189
Neck
Tension (kN)1.7
Compression (kN)0.3
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)38
Lateral force (kN)1.5
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)47
Average deflection (mm)29
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)5.88
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.90
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)2.7
Acetabulum force (kN)2.9
Combined force (kN)5.4
Left femur
L-M force (kN)1.0
L-M moment (Nm)101
A-P moment (Nm) -40

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