After conducting a series of safety tests, Euro NCAP recently gave the 2019 Mazda3 a five-star safety rating, making it the brand’s second model to achieve a maximum star rating from the car assessment program.
The five-star rating of the Mazda3 may be attributed by three key factors: the adoption of the very latest Skyactiv-Vehicle Architecture, which features a high-rigidity, impact-absorbing yet lightweight bodyshell; an even wider range of advanced i-Activsense safety technologies to help drivers identify potential risks and reduce the likelihood of damage or injury; and enhanced pedestrian protection performance.
With a truly outstanding 98% score in the Adult Occupant category, the All-New Mazda3 achieved maximum points for frontal full-width impact, and both car and pole side impacts. Mazda’s Smart Brake Support system also gained full marks in low-speed tests, with collisions avoided in all scenarios.
For the Child Occupant, the Mazda3 scored 87% in the child protection in the dynamic tests, with full marks for both frontal and lateral impact. Vulnerable Road User (pedestrian safety) tests garnered an equally noteworthy 81%, with maximum points for pedestrian leg and pelvis area protection. And an impressive 73% score in the Safety Assist category pays tribute to the efficiency of the All-New Mazda3’s comprehensive suite of i-Activsense safety features.
With two consecutive five-star ratings from the Euro NCAP, the superior driving dynamics throughout the vehicle range of Mazda are proof of the efficacy of the brand’s Skyactiv Technology programs.