Three Mazda vehicles have been recognized by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) ‘Top Safety Pick+’ this 2017 – the highest possible designation from the safety-testing organization.
The three vehicles, namely the 2017 Mazda CX-3 subcompact crossover SUV, Mazda 3 compact sedan and hatchback, and midsize Mazda 6 sedan, topped the institute’s propriety collision safety tests for this year.
All vehicles were tested in evaluations including small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraint tests. In able to pass each test, the vehicles must get a ‘Good’ rating.
Furthermore, the trio from Mazda surpassed with ratings of ‘Advanced’ and ‘Superior’ for the front crash-prevention category. This is in courtesy of the vehicles’ Smart City Brake Support, as well as the Smart Brake Support automatic emergency braking systems available in the vehicles.
In the final test, the CX-3, Mazda 3, and Mazda 6 passed the strict headlight evaluations – thanks to the adaptive LED headlights featured by the CX-3. With this, the trio earned the title for the IIHS’s ‘Top Safety Pick+’.
The IIHS ‘Top Safety Pick+’ distinction becomes tougher and tougher to earn, yet our vehicles continue to prove their mettle with no compromise—whether it’s with safety, outstanding fuel-efficiency or any number of other ideas,” said Senior Vice President in U.S. Operations at Mazda North American Operations Robert Davis.
The IIHS is an American independent, non-government safety-testing organization, which is funded by the insurance industry.