Euro NCAP Consortium, the lone organization in Europe that provides safety crash tests, published the results of the Mazda CX-3’s crash test results on September 2. They gave the CX-3 four out of five stars.
Euro NCAP performed the crash test with frontal offset, side, pole impact, and pedestrian protection at 64km/h, 50km/h, 29km/h and 40km/h respectively. The crash test had the same standards as the ones performed in Japan and in the United States, making it the most stringent in the world.
Euro NCAP introduced a new rating system in February 2009 with points distributed according to the evaluation rating.
Fifty percent was allocated to Adult Occupant Protection, the most important rating. Both Child Occupant Protection and Pedestrian Protection ratings were given 20% each, while the Safety Assist rating was given 10%.
Furthermore, Euro NCAP introduced the Full Width Rigid Barrier crash test in 2015. In this crash test, a small female frontal impact dummy is seated in the front driverâ€™s seat and in the rear passenger side seat. Automatic emergency braking and safety equipment serve as the criteria for evaluation.
The Mazda CX-3 earned 32.4 points for Adult Occupant Protection. The injury level to the chest and right leg of the dummy (driver position) in the frontal impact was rated “Adequate,” which is number four on the five-point scale. Meanwhile, the injury level to the chest of the rear passenger dummy in the full width frontal impact was rated “Weak,” which is number two on the five-point scale. The rear-end collision test for the backseat was rated “Poor,” which is the the lowest rating. The Mazda CX-3 was rated “Good,” the highest rating, in other tests such as the side, pole, and the rear-end collision test (front passenger seat position).
The CX-3 earned 39.1 points for Child Occupant Protection, 30.3 points for Pedestrian Protection, and 8.3 points for Safety Assist.
It received an overall score of 110.1 points, earning it four stars (out of five) in the overall evaluation.
Euro NCAP commented that the injury level of the rear passenger dummy in the full width frontal and the rear-end collision tests is an issue.
(Translated by Katherine N. Bantiles)