2003 Mazda MPV

minivan

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side

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 2000-06 models

Tested vehicle: 2000 Mazda MPV LX van

The Mazda MPV was redesigned for the 2000 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 reasonably well.

Forces on the head and neck when the dummy loaded the airbag were moderately high, indicating the possibility of head and neck injuries.

Footwell intrusion contributed to the likelihood of injury to the lower right leg.

Side

Rating applies to 2000-06 models

Tested vehicle: 2005 Mazda MPV LX van without optional side airbags

The Mazda MPV was redesigned for the 2000 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 damage to the occupant compartment.

Smeared red greasepaint indicates where the driver dummy's head hit the barrier.

Action shot taken during the side impact crash test showing the driver dummy's head being hit by the intruding barrier.