The 2019 Mazda 3 hatchback and sedan both earn TOP SAFETY PICK awards from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The 2019 hatchback variant comes with a standard superior-rated front crash prevention system. The sedan is available with an optional superior-rated system.

Both cars avoided collisions in 12 mph and 25 mph IIHS track tests. The systems include forward collision warning components that meet criteria set by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.