2004 Mazda 3

small car / 4-door sedan

2004 Mazda 3 4-door sedan

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
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.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2004-09 models

Tested vehicle: 2004 Mazda 3 s 4-door

The Mazda 3 was introduced in the 2004 model year as a replacement for the Protege.

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 hit the roof rail during rebound. Head acceleration from this hit was low.

Intrusion into the driver's space was minimal, and forces on the legs and feet were low.

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2004-09 models

Seat type: Base seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry

Rating applies to 2004-09 models

Seat type: Seats with adjustable lumbar

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry