2016 Mazda CX-3  RealSafeCars71Safety Rating

#49 of 2016 SUVs

#131 of all 2016 vehicles

The CX-3, introduced by Mazda in 2016, is a mini SUV with seating up to 5. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2020. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it handles mud, snow, and sand with ease. Mazda offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2016 Mazda CX-3 is somewhat 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 2016 Mazda CX-3 has a score of 71, implying a 0.054% chance of driver death (4.8% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.047%, and the chance of injury falls to 4.2%.

We estimate that the 2016 Mazda CX-3 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0537% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 6.1326%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0537% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 6.1326% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2016 Mazda CX-3 is 15% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2016 Mazda CX-3 is 32% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

2016 Mazda CX-3 offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 13%.

And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

8657Hyundai VelosterMazda CX-3Honda HR-VToyota Scion iMFord FocusVolkswagen BeetleMINI CountrymanFIAT 500LVolkswagen GolfChevrolet TraxV. Golf SportWagenNissan JukeComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2016 Mazda CX-3 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 57 to 86. The 2016 Mazda CX-3 is safer than the 2016 Hyundai Veloster and less safe than the 2016 Nissan Juke, the 2016 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen, the 2016 Chevrolet Trax, the 2016 Volkswagen Golf, the 2016 FIAT 500L, and the 2016 MINI Countryman. It is about as safe as the 2016 Honda HR-V, the 2016 Toyota Scion iM, and the 2016 Ford Focus.

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