Top safety scores for 2017 Mazda models

Mazda CX-3, Mazda3 and Mazda6 all earn IIHS Top Safety Pick+ scores…

Top safety scores for 2017 Mazda models

The Mazda trio – Mazda3, Mazda6 and Mazda CX-3 have all been handed Top Safety Pick+ plus scores in the U.S.

Awarded by the non-profit Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the trio all qualified for the top safety rating in the U.S. after earning good ratings in crash testing and for the availability of smart driver safety technology.

The Mazda models 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.

Senior VP of Mazda North America, Robert Davis, says the results aren’t a surprise given the engineering that goes into each of the Japanese car brands models.

“Mazda vehicles are thought of as beautiful with our signature KODO—Soul of Motion design and engaging to drive, but our consistently outstanding performance in safety evaluations also speaks volumes about our engineering excellence, courtesy of SKYACTIV Technology,”

“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 areas.”

The IIHS is expected to get its hands on the all-new Mazda CX-5 to test soon, while the recently launched new CX-9 is also yet to be rated.

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