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2017 Mazda 6
2017 Mazda 6

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G
Small overlap front

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Hip/thigh
G
Lower leg/foot
A
Restraints and dummy kinematics
A

G
Moderate overlap front

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

G
Side

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G

G
Roof strength

Overall evaluation
G
Curb weight 3,217 lbs
Peak force 16,776 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 5.21
Tested vehicle
2014 Mazda 6i Touring 4-door

G
Head restraints & seats
Leather power seat

Overall evaluation
G
Dynamic rating
G
Seat/head restraint geometry
G

Superior Front crash prevention

  • Optional Smart Brake Support
  • optional Smart City Brake Support
  • Optional Grand Touring Trim
Overall Evaluation
Crash avoidance rating
Superior
with optional
equipment
6 points total
This system meets the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's criteria for forward collision warning.
1 point
In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
2 points
In the 25 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 24 mph.
3 points

Advanced Front crash prevention
With Smart City Brake Support only

  • Optional Smart City Brake Support
  • Optional Touring Trim
Overall Evaluation
Crash avoidance rating
Advanced
with optional
equipment
3 points total
This system meets the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's criteria for forward collision warning.
1 point
In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
2 points
In the 25 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 0 mph.
0 points

A
Headlights

Ratings are given for 3 different headlight variations available for this vehicle.
  • Grand Touring trim
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED reflector
Curve-adaptive? Yes
Yes
Overall rating
A
car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler 0 ft 100 ft 200 ft 300 ft 400 ft 500 ft 600 ft Low beams Optimal low-beam illumination High beams Optimal high-beam illumination High-beam assist credit

On the straightaway, visibility was fair on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was good on both right curves, fair on the sharp left curve and inadequate on the gradual left curve.

The low beams never exceeded glare limits.

On the straightaway, visibility was fair on the right side of the road and inadequate on the left side. On curves, visibility was good on both right curves and fair on both left curves.

High-beam assist compensates for some limitations of this vehicle's low beams on the straightaway and on both left curves.


  • Touring trim equipped with Touring Premium package
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED reflector
Curve-adaptive? Yes
No
Overall rating
A
car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler 0 ft 100 ft 200 ft 300 ft 400 ft 500 ft 600 ft Low beams Optimal low-beam illumination High beams Optimal high-beam illumination

On the straightaway, visibility was fair on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was good on both right curves, fair on the sharp left curve and inadequate on the gradual left curve.

The low beams never exceeded glare limits.

On the straightaway, visibility was fair on the right side of the road and inadequate on the left side. On curves, visibility was good on both right curves and fair on both left curves.


  • Sport trim
  • Touring trim
Low-beam headlight type Halogen projector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
No
Overall rating
M
car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler 0 ft 100 ft 200 ft 300 ft 400 ft 500 ft 600 ft Low beams Optimal low-beam illumination High beams Optimal high-beam illumination

On the straightaway, visibility was good on the left side of the road and fair on the right side. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

The low beams never exceeded glare limits.

On the straightaway, visibility was good on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was fair on the gradual left and gradual right curves and inadequate on the sharp left and sharp right curves.


M
Child seat anchors (LATCH)
ease of use

i Touring — leatherette seats

1 2 3
Good
No hardware available
Acceptable
Tether anchor
Marginal
Lower anchors
Poor
Lower anchor(s) can be borrowed from adjacent positions(s)
Seating positions that rely on borrowed lower anchors or have only a tether anchor available are not rated.
Overall evaluation
M
1
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors
2
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
Can be borrowed from 1 and 3
3
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
difficult to maneuver around anchors

Other safety features

  • Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
  • Rollover sensor: designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover (beginning with 2016 models)
  • Electronic stability control
  • Antilock brakes
  • Programmable daytime running lights