Euro NCAP: New-gen Mazda6 scores 5 stars image

The new generation of the Mazda6 has recently scored a 5-star safety rating during the crash tests conducted by Euro NCAP.

According to the safety specialists from the Old Continent, the new generation of the Mazda6 has scored a maximum 5-star safety rating. The model in question received 92 percent in Adult Occupant protection, 77 percent in Child Occupant protection, 66 percent in Pedestrian Safety and 81 percent in the Safety Assist.

In the Adult Occupant protection, on the frontal impact test, the dummy indicators showed good protection on the knees and femurs of both the driver and the front passenger. In the side barrier test, the dummy readings indicated good protection on all body areas, but the driver’s side door was found not to be fully latched when the vehicle was inspected and this meant the car was penalized. In the event of a rear-end collision, the head restraint and the seat provided good protection against whiplash injury.

In the Child Occupant protection the new Mazda6 scored maximum points for the 1 ½ year infant and the 3 year dummy’s head contacted the rear head restraint on rebound. The pedestrian safety scored maximum points on the bumper for the pedestrian’s legs but the front edge of the bonnet is offering poor protection for the pelvis. The standard ESC meant that the car scored good points in the Safety Assist. The model tested was a Mazda6, 2.2DE Wagon, Core Grade, from the 2013 model year.