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Mazda CX-3 named Top Safety Pick

The 2016 Mazda CX-3 CUV has been named a Top Safety Pick+ by the U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

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Mazda has announced the CX-3 crossover has been named a 2016 Top Safety Pick+ by the non-profit U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

In IIHS testing, vehicles are subjected to a variety of rollover and collision tests, many of which exceed the speed and forces of Federal crash requirements; the small-overlap front crash test is one of the latest and one of the most stringent.

The IIHS notes that approximately 25 per cent of traffic fatalities occur in small-overlap crashes, which put more force onto a smaller piece of the car’s structure than other current frontal-collision tests.

To attain Top Safety Pick+ honors, a vehicle must earn the highest rating of “Good” for 2016 in five body-structure categories, including small-overlap crash-testing, and have an advanced rating in available collision-prevention technologies like automatic braking — a new requirement in this year’s evaluations.

All CX-3 models also come with Mazda Connect, a seven-inch, full-color touchscreen infotainment suite that is integrated with a commander control knob and Bluetooth hands-free phone pairing and audio streaming.

It helps drivers and passengers safely keep connected while on the go, integrating phone controls, radio, internet radio services, and available navigation into a single system.

Additionally, all 2016 CX-3s also have a backup camera, push-button starter, and remote keyless entry.

Available safety features offered on the CX-3 include Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM), Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA), Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS), Active Driving Display pop-up head-up display, and daytime running lights and tail lights.

Mazda CX-3 named Top Safety Pick

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