2008 Mazda 6

midsize car / 4-door sedan

2008 Mazda 6 4-door sedan
2007 Mazda 6 shown

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 2003-08 models

Tested vehicle: 2003 Mazda 6i 4-door

The Mazda 6 was introduced in the 2003 model year as a replacement for the Mazda 626.

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 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.

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2006-08 models

Seat type: Power cloth seats with manual adjustable lumbar

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry