2000 Mazda 626

midsize car / 4-door sedan

2000 Mazda 626 4-door sedan
1999 Mazda 626 shown


Rating overview
Moderate overlap front


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Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 1998-2002 models

Tested vehicle: 1999 Mazda 626 LX 4-door

The Mazda 626 was redesigned for the 1998 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
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 reasonably well.

Smeared greasepaint indicates where the dummy's head hit the B-pillar and shoulder belt anchorage during rebound, producing a high head acceleration.

The dummy's left knee and shin hit and cracked the knee bolster, and an underlying metal brace gashed the vinyl "skin" at the knee.