2013 Mazda 5

small car / 4-door wagon

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Small overlap front: driver-side
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Front crash prevention
Not available

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 2012-15 models

Tested vehicle: 2014 Mazda 5 Sport wagon

The Mazda 5 was redesigned for the 2012 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Restraints and dummy kinematics
During the crash, the driver door unlatched, which shouldn't happen because the driver could be partly or completely ejected from the vehicle. The dummy’s head barely contacted the frontal airbag before sliding off the left side as the steering column moved 14 cm to the right. Additionally, the seat belt allowed excessive forward excursion of the dummy’s head and torso, contributing to the head hitting the instrument panel. The side curtain airbag did not deploy, leaving the dummy's head vulnerable to contacts with side structure and outside objects.

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 and torso barely contacted the airbag before sliding off to the left as the steering column moved to the right. The seat belt allowed the dummy to move too far forward, and the head hit the instrument panel.

Door hinge pillar and instrument panel intrusion was extensive and contributed to a high risk of injuries to the left thigh and left lower leg and a moderate risk to the left knee and right lower leg.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2012-15 models

Tested vehicle: 2014 Mazda 5 Sport wagon

The Mazda 5 was redesigned for the 2012 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 moderate overlap frontal 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 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 all leg and foot injury measures were low.

Side

Rating applies to 2012-15 models

Tested vehicle: 2014 Mazda 5 Sport wagon with standard head curtain airbags for all three rows of seats and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags

The Mazda 5 was redesigned for the 2012 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 low on the side curtain airbag shows that the driver dummy's head was inadequately protected and that the head continued farther downward and was hit by the window sill.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the rear passenger dummy’s head was protected by the side airbag (note contrast with driver dummy's head contact).

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2012-15 models

Tested vehicle: 2014 Mazda 5 Sport wagon

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 3,409 lbs
Peak force 14,797 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 4.34