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.
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.
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.
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.