The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety just handed the 2017 Mazda3, the 2017 Mazda CX-3, and the 2017 Mazda6 the Top Safety Pick Plus designation, the highest designation that can be given to a new vehicle when it comes to safety. To be named a Top Safety Pick Plus, vehicles must past a series of challenging collision tests as well as prove that both their headlights as well as the collision prevention technologies are effective.
Three new Mazda vehicles earn Top Safety Pick Plus designation from IIHS
Vehicles that are awarded the Top Safety Pick Plus designation by the IIHS received a score of “Good”, the highest score that can be given to a vehicle, in the five collision tests conducted by the IIHS. These include small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests.
Then, the IIHS evaluates the effectiveness of a given vehicle’s headlights as well as its automatic braking and collision avoidance systems. These must receive a score of “advanced” or “superior” in order to qualify a vehicle for the Top Safety Pick Plus designation.
"Mazda vehicles have long held a reputation for being the most fun-to-drive in each of their respective segments, and with KODO Design and SKYACTIV Technology, we've become leaders in other areas as well, such as design, fuel efficiency, and safety," said Vincent Reboul, Director, Marketing, Mazda Canada.
"As safety regulations become harder to meet, we have to make sure that our vehicles perform well in all driving situations, especially when taking the safety of our customers into account. The IIHS 'Top Safety Pick+' is awarded to only the best vehicles that meet the toughest standards, and we're proud to have our vehicles on that list."
Plenty of advanced safety in new Mazda vehicles
New Mazda vehicles feature plenty of advanced safety technologies starting with Mazda’s i-Activesense system. The latter features a hot of active safety systems such as include intelligent cruise control, blind spot monitoring, lane departure monitoring and warning, automatic braking with collision detection, and automatic headlights which are all designed to detect possible accidents and subsequently warn the driver. If the driver fails to react, the systems can then take over to avoid the collision.
Mazda vehicles also benefit from SKYACTIV technology which includes a rigid chassis that, along with improving handling and vehicle stability, also provides advanced protection for a vehicle’s occupants.
To learn more about the new Mazda vehicles and all the safety technology they offer, contact us today at Morrey Mazda!