2012 Mazda 2

minicar / 4-door hatchback

2012 Mazda 2 4-door hatchback
2011 Mazda 2 shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Small overlap front: driver-side
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Small overlap front: driver-side

Rating applies to 2011-14 models

Tested vehicle: 2013 Mazda 2 Sport 4-door

The Mazda 2 was introduced in the 2011 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Restraints and dummy kinematics
The dummy’s head barely contacted the frontal airbag before sliding off the left side, leaving the head vulnerable to contact with forward side structure. The side curtain airbag deployed but does not have sufficient forward coverage to protect the head from contact with forward side structure and outside objects. The side torso airbag deployed.

Action shot taken during the small overlap frontal crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the door frame, steering wheel, and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was not maintained well.

During the crash, the dummy's head barely contacted the frontal airbag before sliding off to the left as the steering column moved to the right. The side curtain airbag did not extend far enough forward toward the A-pillar.

Instrument panel and door hinge pillar intrusion contributed to a high risk of injuries to the left knee and left lower leg.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2011-14 models

Tested vehicle: 2011 Mazda 2 Touring 4-door hatchback

The Mazda 2 was introduced in the 2011 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics

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 contacted the side curtain airbag during rebound.

Intrusion into the driver's space was minimal, and all leg and foot injury measures were low.

Side

Rating applies to 2011-14 models

Tested vehicle: 2011 Mazda 2 Touring 4-door hatchback with standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags

The Mazda 2 was introduced in the 2011 model year.

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

View of the vehicle and barrier just after the crash test.

View of the vehicle after the crash with doors removed, showing the side airbags and damage to the occupant compartment.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the driver dummy's head was protected from being hit by hard structures by the side curtain airbag.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the rear passenger dummy’s head was protected by the side airbag.

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2011-14 models

Tested vehicle: 2011 Mazda 2 Sport 4-door

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 2,321 lbs
Peak force 9,701 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 4.18

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2011-14 models

Seat type: Manual cloth seat

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry