Five 2022 Mazda Vehicles Win IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ Awards

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The bulk of the 2022 Mazda lineup has earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s coveted TOP SAFETY PICK+ award, a testament to the construction quality and safety technologies available in all Mazda models.

To qualify for the awards, they needed to earn the highest possible rating in each of the IIHS’s six crashworthiness evaluations as well as earn an advanced or superior rating for front crash prevention — with both vehicles and pedestrians.

Additionally, all models to win the 2022 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ must earn a good or acceptable headlight rating for all standard and available headlights.

IIHS tested the 2022 Mazda3 Sedan, Mazda3 Hatchback, Mazda CX-30, Mazda CX-5, and Mazda CX-9. All passed the necessary criteria with flying colors. The IIHS also introduced a new, tougher side impact test that will be part of the criteria next year, but the Mazda CX-5 already aced the evaluation.

“Achieving the IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ Award is a reflection of Mazda’s commitment to providing advanced safety technologies that our owners expect,” said Mazda North American Operations President and CEO Jeff Guyton.

“Our wide range of safety technologies are designed to support, not replace the driver, which results in a more confident and enjoyable driving experience.”

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2021 Mazda CX-5 Earns Top Score in IIHS Side Impact Test

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In October, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tested 20 new small SUVs to see how they would hold up to a tougher side impact test. Only one vehicle earned the IIHS’ top score for side impact: the 2021 Mazda CX-5.

The 2021 Mazda CX-5, which is an IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+, was the lone small SUV the IIHS rated good for side impact. IIHS’ new test uses a heavier, 4,180-pound barrier moving at 37 mph. Previous tests featured a 3,300-pound barrier traveling at 31 mpg. The Ring Structure unibody construction of the 2021 Mazda CX-5 allowed it to withstand the impact better than the other 19 small SUVs tested.

IIHS says that the goal of the new test is to more accurately simulate the effects of a crash with another SUV or pickup. And of all the vehicles put to that test, only the Mazda CX-5 passed with flying colors.

“We developed this new test because we suspected there was room for more progress, and these results confirm that,” says IIHS President David Harkey. “The good rating for the CX-5 shows that robust protection in a more severe side crash is achievable.”

Mazda continues to ensure that its vehicles offer the latest in active, passive, and driver-assist safety features. The 2021 Mazda CX-5 and other vehicles in the new Mazda lineup include standard i-ACTIVSENSE® safety technologies including Advanced Smart City Brake Support with Pedestrian Detection.

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Every 2021 Mazda Model Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick+

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Every model in the 2021 Mazda lineup has earned an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award, including the Mazda3 Sedan, Mazda3 Hatchback, Mazda6, Mazda CX-3, Mazda CX-30, Mazda CX-5, and Mazda CX-9.

The Top Safety Pick+ award is the highest safety honor granted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, one highly coveted by all manufacturers. Many brands do not manage to earn even the standard TSP award for all of their models, least of all the more difficult TSP+ award.

In fact, Mazda is one of only two brands to have managed this impressive feat, and the only non-luxury brand to do so. To do it, all of its models had to earn the maximum safety rating in six crashworthiness evaluations ranging from moderate overlap front crash tests to head restraint tests. In other words, Mazda vehicles not only deliver awesome performance, flexibility, and interiors on par with luxury brands, but also top-notch safety.

It doesn’t stop there. To get a TSP+ award, vehicles also needed to earn an advanced or superior rating for both vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian crash avoidance. Every single Mazda model earned the top superior rating for the former, and three out of seven also earned the top superior rating for the latter.

Finally, to earn a TSP+ award rather than just a TSP award, the Mazda lineup needed to be offered with standard headlights that provide good or acceptable visibility.

In summary, if you’re looking to shop for a premium-feeling brand that provides excellent value and style along with industry-leading safety regardless of the model you buy, take a look at the 2021 Mazda model lineup at Wantagh Mazda in Wantagh, New York. We have the 2021 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award-winning lineup in stock and ready to lease.

2019 Mazda6 Safety Features Earn IIHS Top Safety Pick Rating

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The 2019 Mazda6 recently earned a Top Safety Pick award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The IIHS rates various vehicles in the industry based on six facets of crashworthiness, from front crash prevention to headlight visibility. The Mazda6 safety features give it great scores, due in part to the innovative design and the high-tech features offered on the 2019 model year.

According to The News Wheel, vehicles must earn “Good” in four of the six categories to become and IIHS Top Safety Pick. The Mazda6 earned “Good” and “Superior” scores in a variety of situations, the strongest of which was front crash prevention. Using driver assist technology, the Mazda6 can slow your vehicle in the event of an imminent crash to reduce damage.

The 2019 Mazda6 safety features include curve-adaptive LED projector headlights to change direction slightly based on where you’re steering. Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go technology uses cameras and sensors to maintain a safe following distance from the vehicle up ahead. This tool makes long-distance drives a bit easier, so you can relax more behind the wheel. There’s also an optional 360-degree view monitor to expand your range of vision when navigating the car into tight parking spaces.

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