2010 Mazda 3  RealSafeCars64Safety Rating

#62 of 2010 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#126 of all 2010 vehicles


Pictured: 2020 Mazda 3
The 3, a mainstay of Mazda's lineup since 2004, is a small sedan/hatchback with seating up to 5. Having more than average horsepower for its class, the 3 packs some oomph. The 3 has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2019. Mazda offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2010 Mazda 3 is very unsafe compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2010 Mazda 3 has a score of 64, implying a 0.063% chance of driver death (5.6% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2010 Mazda 3 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0629% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 7.1795%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0629% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 7.1795% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2010 Mazda 3 is 31% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2010 Mazda 3 is 22% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


But it is safer than many comparable models.

8923Toyota Scion tCKia ForteKia OptimaHyundai ElantraNissan SentraJeep CompassVolkswagen JettaMazda 3Dodge CaliberMitsubishi LancerToyota CorollaToyota MatrixComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2010 Mazda 3 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 23 to 89. The 2010 Mazda 3 is safer than the 2010 Toyota Scion tC, the 2010 Kia Forte, the 2010 Kia Optima, the 2010 Hyundai Elantra, the 2010 Nissan Sentra, the 2010 Toyota Matrix, and the 2010 Toyota Corolla and less safe than the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta and the 2010 Jeep Compass. It is about as safe as the 2010 Dodge Caliber.

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