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Mazda vehicles take top safety awards

Mazda vehicles like the 2017 Mazda3 continue to be among the safest on the road, courtesy of Skyactiv Technology.

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Mazda has announced that three of its vehicles are once again rated by the independent Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) as “Top Safety Pick+” awardees for 2017.

The 2017 Mazda CX-3 subcompact crossover SUV, Mazda3 compact sedan and five-door and midsize Mazda6 family sedan each aced a number of the Institute’s proprietary collision safety tests.

Evaluations included small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests, where the tested vehicles had to earn a “Good” rating.

Additionally, the trio of Mazdas earned “Advanced” or “Superior” rating for front crash-prevention, courtesy of their available Smart City Brake Support and Smart Brake Support automatic emergency braking systems.

Finally, CX-3, Mazda3 and Mazda6 had to pass stringent headlight evaluations to earn the highest “Top Safety Pick+” designation.

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Each vehicle was designed from the ground up using Skyactiv Technology, which is a suite of technologies that includes fuel-efficient engines and transmissions, lightweight but strong chassis, suspension designs that balance comfort and performance, implementing Mazda’s safety systems.

Thanks to their available adaptive LED headlights—a class-exclusive feature for the 2017 CX-3—as well as ultra-rigid Skyactiv-Chassis technology and a number of other unique features available in Mazda vehicles, such as straight frame rails that are implemented in every vehicle from the smallest MX-5 Miata to the largest CX-9 to better-withstand collisions due to their high rigidity, these three standouts continue to lead their segments in safety evaluations.

2017 Mazda CX-3

Mazda CX-3

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