2019 Mazda 3  RealSafeCars78Safety Rating

#53 of 2019 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#111 of all 2019 vehicles


Pictured: 2020 Mazda 3
The 3, part of Mazda's lineup since 2004, is a midsize sedan/hatchback with seating up to 5. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. The Mazda 3 has some real zest, surpassing typical horsepower for its class. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2019. It handles mud, snow, and sand with ease with optional all-wheel drive (AWD). Mazda offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2019 Mazda 3 is average 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 2019 Mazda 3 has a score of 78, implying a 0.044% chance of driver death (4% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2019 Mazda 3 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0444% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.0721%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0444% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.0721% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2019 Mazda 3 is 7% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2019 Mazda 3 is 14% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


But it is safer than many comparable models.

9455Nissan SentraHonda CivicChevrolet CruzeHyundai ElantraKia ForteSubaru LegacyHonda AccordMazda 3V. Golf SportWagenNissan AltimaSubaru ImprezaToyota CorollaComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2019 Mazda 3 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 55 to 94. The 2019 Mazda 3 is safer than the 2019 Nissan Sentra, the 2019 Honda Civic, the 2019 Chevrolet Cruze, the 2019 Hyundai Elantra, the 2019 Kia Forte, the 2019 Toyota Corolla, the 2019 Subaru Impreza, the 2019 Nissan Altima, and the 2019 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen and less safe than the 2019 Subaru Legacy. It is about as safe as the 2019 Honda Accord.

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