Mazda 62003-08 models
MODERATE OVERLAP FRONT TEST
|Structure/safety cage||Injury measures||Restraints/dummy kinematics|
|Head/neck||Chest||Leg/foot, left||Leg/foot, right|
Important: Frontal crash test ratings can be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.
Good Acceptable Marginal Poor
The Mazda 6 was introduced in the 2003 model year as a replacement for the Mazda 626.
Restraints/dummy kinematics — Dummy movement was well controlled. During rebound, the dummy's head hit the B-pillar.
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.
Left to right:
- Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test.
- The dummy's position in relation to the steering wheel and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was maintained very well.
- Smeared greasepaint indicates where the dummy's head hit the B-pillar, roof rail, and head restraint during rebound. Head acceleration from the B-pillar hit was high.
- There was little change in the position of the dummy's feet following the crash test. Injury risk was low.
- Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags with front seat-mounted torso airbags (standard beginning with 2007 models, optional in 2003-06 models)
- Antilock brakes (standard beginning with 2006 models, optional on 2003-05 models)
Tested vehicle specifications:
- 2003 Mazda 6 i 4-door
- Class: Midsize moderately priced car
- Weight: 3,086 lbs.
- Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
- Wheelbase: 105 in.
- Length: 187 in.
- Width: 70 in.
- Engine: 2.3 L 4-cylinder
- EPA ratings: 23 mpg city | 29 mpg highway