The tested model of Mazda 2 was introduced in Australia at the end of 2007. This 4 star ANCAP safety rating applies to all hatch and sedan variants that do not have side airbags and inflatable curtains. A separate ANCAP safety rating is available for Mazda 2 variants with side airbags and ESC.
The left-hand-drive European model with 1.3 litre engine was tested by Euro NCAP. Australasian specifications may vary and therefore models sold in Australasia might provide different levels of protection to those described on this page.
Dual front airbags and antilock brakes (ABS) with electronic brake distribution (EBD) are standard. Electronic stability control (ESC) became standard on Australian variants from May 2010. ESC was available on some variants prior to then. Intelligent seat belt reminders are fitted to both front seats.
Pretensioners are fitted to the front seat belts to reduce slack in the event of a crash. A three-point seat belt is fitted to the centre rear seat. This provides better protection than a two-point (lap) seat belt.
A full list of safety features and technologies can be viewed within the Technical Report (see download link).
Published: 20 August 2008