Over in the United States, the Mazda CX-30 has earned the 2020 Top Safety Pick award. The award was announced and given out by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The Japanese compact crossover got the award due to its outstanding crash protection and prevention features as well as its headlights.
To qualify for the Top Safety Pick award, the CX-30 was able to get good ratings in all six of the IIHS crashworthiness evaluations, including the driver-side overlap front, passenger-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraint tests. It also joins its bigger brother the CX-9 with this distinction as the midsize crossover was able to get the very same award. Other criteria to get the award includes advanced or superior ratings in both vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian front crash prevention, as well as an acceptable or good headlight rating.
Mazda’s own safety suite i-Activsense comes with advanced technologies that make use of radar and cameras. Together these technologies support safer driving by helping the driver to avert collisions or to reduce their severity in situations where they cannot be avoided.
The safety suite also comes with Advanced Smart City Brake Support with Pedestrian Detection, Smart Brake Support with Collision Warning, regular Smart Brake Support, Mazda’s Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go function, Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning system with Lane-Keep Assist, Driver Attention Alert, High Beam Control, Adaptive Front-Lighting System, and Traffic Sign Recognition.
All these safety features and more make the CX-30 worthy of its P1,490,000 starting price point. It also makes it a vehicle that you should consider putting on your crossover shortlist.