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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