The tested model of Mazda 3 was introduced in Australia and New Zealand in 2014. This ANCAP safety rating applies to all petrol variants. Diesel variants are unrated.
The left-hand-drive European hatch was tested by Euro NCAP. ANCAP was provided with information which showed that the Euro NCAP results apply to all Australasian variants.
Dual frontal, side chest and side head airbags (curtains) are standard. Antilock brakes (ABS), electronic brake distribution (EBD) and electronic stability control (ESC) are also standard. Autonomous emergency braking (AEB) is available as part of an optional safety pack.
Published: 14 February 2014