Let it not be said that Mazda cars are unsafe.
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, three 2014 Mazda models—the Mazda3, Mazda6, and CX-5—have already earned its highest available honor: the “Top Safety Pick+” distinction, which so far has only been awarded to a total of 22 vehicles, making Mazda the brand with the second-highest number of honors.
It’s no easy feat to achieve a Top Safety Pick+ rating. Vehicles must first earn the highest possible “Good” performance in the IIHS’s moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, head restraint, and at least “Acceptable” in the new small overlap front test. They must also claim at least a “Basic” rating for front crash prevention.
But the Mazda scores were even more impressive. The 2014 Mazda3 and CX-5 stood out with a rating of “Good” in every category—even the small overlap front test—as well as an “Advanced” rating in front crash prevention, which means that even though they can absorb crashes without breaking a sweat, it’s unlikely the drivers of a Mazda will ever get in that situation in the first place.
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