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SAFETY | 6 out of 10
Four stars, frontal; four or five stars, side
Acceptable," frontal offset
good directional stability
Reviews read by TheCarConnection.com conclude that the 2009 Mazda B-Series scores acceptably in crash tests, but many modern safety features are not offered.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gives the 2009 Mazda B-Series an overall rating of "acceptable” for frontal offset crash tests. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the driver is well protected in collisions. Front- and driver-side impacts both receive a rating of five stars with the regular cab of the Mazda 2009; scores for the passenger and driver with the extended cab version of the 2009 Mazda are slightly lower. Both variants receive a rollover rating of three.
Cars.com reports that the 2009 Mazda's passenger-side airbag can be deactivated with the use of a key-activated switch and confirms that "side-impact airbags are not available." According to Edmunds, standard safety features on all variants of the Mazda 2009 include anti-lock brakes, dual front airbags, and a tire pressure monitoring system; however, "all other modern safety features, such as stability control and side curtain airbags, are not available."
The 2009 Mazda B-Series lacks some of the important safety features now found on comparable pickups.