2020 Mazda CX-3  RealSafeCars76Safety Rating

#66 of 2020 SUVs

#130 of all 2020 vehicles

Pictured: 2016 Mazda CX-3
The CX-3, introduced by Mazda in 2016, is a mini SUV with seating up to 5. The Mazda CX-3 has some real zest, surpassing typical horsepower for its class. The CX-3 provides superior EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, easing fuel costs and reducing pollution. The CX-3 has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily handle mud, snow, and sand. Mazda offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2020 Mazda CX-3 is below 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 2020 Mazda CX-3 has a score of 76, implying a 0.047% chance of driver death (4.2% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2020 Mazda CX-3 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0471% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.384%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0471% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.384% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2020 Mazda CX-3 is 1% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2020 Mazda CX-3 is 16% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

But it is safer than many comparable models.

9353Volkswagen JettaHyundai KonaNissan KicksHyundai ElantraHonda HR-VHyundai VelosterToyota C-HRVolkswagen GolfMazda CX-30Toyota CorollaChevrolet TraxMazda CX-3Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2020 Mazda CX-3 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 53 to 93. The 2020 Mazda CX-3 is safer than the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta, the 2020 Hyundai Kona, the 2020 Nissan Kicks, the 2020 Hyundai Elantra, the 2020 Honda HR-V, and the 2020 Hyundai Veloster and less safe than the 2020 Volkswagen Golf and the 2020 Toyota C-HR. It is about as safe as the 2020 Chevrolet Trax.

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