It stops wheel spin by reducing engine power or temporarily applying the brakes to that wheel, allowing the car to accelerate smoothly, even on slippery surfaces. The brake pedal moved rearwards by 45mm and upwards 17mm. A further two points were earned in the optional pole test. Top options include a moonroof, a navigation system, and Sirius Satellite Radio. The passenger airbag can be disabled to allow a rearward facing child restraint to be used in that seating position. The Mazda 3 is a quality piece.
The part of the bonnet surface likely to be struck by adults' heads was rated as predominantly poor. Pretensioners are fitted to the front seat belts to reduce slack in the event of a crash. There was a slight risk of serious chest and leg injury for the driver. That variant was eligible for an optional pole impact test. The 2009 Mazdaspeed3 comes only in the wagon body style, and this special model includes many unique features, such as wider front fenders, different front and rear fascias, and a spoiler attached to the hatch. The same phenomenon occurred in the more severe side pole test and that test was similarly penalised.
Two transmissions were offered, a quick-shifting and a. The five-door also dons sporty body add-ons, 17-inch wheels, and fog lamps. The seat and head restraint provided marginal protection against whiplash injuries in a rear impact. A six-speed manual is the only transmission available to handle this engine's 263 horsepower. The tested model of Mazda2 was introduced in Australia at the end of 2007.
To bolster that appeal the designers of the '2' included things like a magazine rack in the glove box and a flat space between the seats that was said to be ideal for a handbag. Even so the cabin was still quite roomy for the size of car, although access to the rear seat was awkward and the boot was smaller. The passenger compartment held its shape well. The more stars the better maximum 4 stars. Mazda ceased production of 2009 models at the beginning of November, but given the slow state of car sales right now, they should be readily available.
A full list of safety features and technologies can be viewed within the Technical Report see download link. Pretensioners are fitted to the front seat belts to reduce slack in the event of a crash. There was a slight risk of serious pelvis injury for the driver. Side airbags and curtains are standard in New Zealand. All doors remained closed during the crash.
Also check for the telltale signs of a crash, particularly one that has been poorly repaired. However, you can look forward to easy-to-use controls and a high level of fit and finish. The Driver Protection rating measures the relative safety of cars in preventing serious injury to their own drivers in crashes. Gloss is bad on most surfaces, but this lacquer look is rich. The top-of-the-line Grand Touring model features a leather interior, a premium sound system, heated leather seats, high-gloss-finish 17-inch alloy wheels, rain-sensing front windshield wipers, and high-intensity xenon headlamps.
Pretensioners are fitted to the front seat belts to reduce slack in the event of a crash. However, the curtain airbag did not deploy fully at the rear, leaving a space where an occupant's head might contact the C pillar. Frankly, some are terrible Cobalt. Pretensioners are fitted to the front seat belts to reduce slack in the event of a crash. For up to date safety feature specifications for all variants, please see the safety feature table to the right or contact the manufacturer. Honda makes a big deal of how reliable their cars are -- and they probably are, but I like reliable cars that are also Nice Looking.
Published: 01 January 2012 Updated: 19 November 2012. The tested model of Mazda2 was introduced in Australia at the end of 2007. Side airbags and head-protecting side curtains are standard on the Genki variant and optional on others in Australia. Forward movement of the head of the 3 year old, sat in a forward facing restraint, was well controlled. The front seat belt buckles are mounted on the seats and the upper anchorages are adjustable. These became standard in Australia from October 2011. Protection of the passenger was rated as adequate for the chest and good for other body regions.