2018 Mazda CX-3  RealSafeCars71Safety Rating

#54 of 2018 SUVs

#118 of all 2018 vehicles

Pictured: 2016 Mazda CX-3
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 bypasses mud and snow 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 2018 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 2018 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 2018 Mazda CX-3 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0537% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 6.1369%, 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 6.1369% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2018 Mazda CX-3 is 15% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2018 Mazda CX-3 is 32% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

2018 Mazda CX-3 offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 13%.

But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

8756Nissan SentraKia ForteKia SoulMazda 3Mazda CX-3Hyundai KonaVolkswagen GolfToyota C-HRSubaru CrosstrekHyundai Elantra GTVolkswagen BeetleFord FocusComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2018 Mazda CX-3 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 56 to 87. The 2018 Mazda CX-3 is safer than the 2018 Nissan Sentra and the 2018 Kia Forte and less safe than the 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT, the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek, the 2018 Toyota C-HR, the 2018 Volkswagen Golf, and the 2018 Hyundai Kona. It is about as safe as the 2018 Mazda 3.

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