2023 Mazda 3 Hatchback Safety and Reliability

Mazda 3 Hatchback Reliability Rating

2023 Mazda 3 Hatchback Safety

Both the NHTSA and the IIHS have lauded the 3 as one of the safest cars in its class with the Mazda 3 Hatchback's reviews from the authorities being flawless. The NHTSA gave it a full five-star rating on all tests, and the IIHS awarded it a Top Safety Pick classification and a spread of top scores.

US NHTSA Crash Test Result

NHTSA safety ratings are not available at this time.

2023 Mazda 3 Hatchback Key Safety Features

To achieve such a sterling safety record, the Mazda 3 Hatchback's standard safety specification has to reflect this. So, in addition to the prerequisite rearview camera, traction and stability control, ABS brakes, and LED headlights, all models come with driver-assistance features such as driver attention alert, lane-keep assist, smart brake support, lane departure warning, cruise control with stop & go, and high beam control. The Select trim adds blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic control, while the Carbon Edition features an adaptive front-lighting system. Premium models get traffic sign recognition, and the 2.5T Premium Plus adds rear cross-traffic alert with smart brake support, traffic jam assist, and a surround-view monitor. The total airbag count for the Mazda 3 Hatch is eight, including driver and front passenger knee bags.

Mazda 3 Hatchback Trims2.5 S2.5 S Select2.5 S Preferred2.5 S Carbon Edition2.5 S Premium2.5 Turbo2.5 Turbo Premium Plus
Back-Up CameraSSSSSSS
Cross-Traffic AlertN/ASSSSSN/A
Rear Parking AidN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AS
Blind Spot MonitorN/ASSSSSS
Lane Departure WarningSSSSSSS
Lane Keeping AssistSSSSSSS
Night VisionN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Tire Pressure MonitorSSSSSSS
Brake AssistSSSSSSS
Stability ControlSSSSSSS
Traction ControlSSSSSSS

2023 Mazda 3 Hatchback Reliability

Mazda is known for building some seriously reliable cars, and as a testament to that, the NHTSA's recall history for the Mazda 3 is clean, with no new issues reported since 2021

To further allay reliability concerns, Mazda will back all new Mazda 3 hatch models with a three-year/36,000-mile basic warranty, a five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty, and a roadside assistance plan that stretches three years or 36,000 miles in the USA.


  • Basic:
    3 Years \ 36,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain:
    5 Years \ 60,000 Miles
  • Corrosion:
    5 Years \ Unlimited Miles
  • Roadside Assistance:
    3 Years \ 36,000 Miles
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