The Mazda 6 was introduced in Australia during 2003. Dual front airbags, side airbags and head-protecting side curtains are standard equipment on all variants from December 2003. ABS brakes are also standard.
The left-hand-drive European model 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.
The front seat belt buckles are mounted on the seats and the upper anchorages are adjustable. These features improve the fit of the seat belt. 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 seat belt.
A full list of safety features and technologies can be viewed within the Technical Report (see download link).
Published: 04 December 2010