How Safe are New Mazda Vehicles?

November 13th, 2020 by

2020 Mazda Vehicle IIHS Safety Awards

The Mazda brand is known for delivering vehicles packed with some of the latest safety systems and technologies around. Shoppers around Temecula, CA, who come out to John Hine Temecula Mazda are often interested in finding out how safe the new Mazda vehicles are. Are they as safe as previous Mazda models? Have new Mazda vehicles earned any safety awards? Luckily for local shoppers, the answer to both of those questions is “Yes.”

Our team has put together this guide to highlight all of the IIHS safety awards new Mazda vehicles have earned in 2020. Get a look at how safe new Mazda vehicles are below.

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What Mazda Vehicles Have Won Top Safety Pick Titles?

The Mazda brand hit it big this year in the eyes of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Almost every model in the 2020 Mazda lineup earned an award title from IIHS in this year’s safety rankings, even the first-year Mazda CX-30.

The 2020 Mazda CX-30 hit a homerun with the IIHS in this year’s ratings and took home a Top Safety Pick title. The small SUV earned Good and Superior ratings across the board when equipped with the base available LED projector headlights.

Nearly all of the rest of the 2020 Mazda lineup – Mazda3 Hatchback, Mazda3 Sedan, Mazda6, Mazda CX-3, Mazda CX-5, and Mazda CX-9 – took home a Top Safety Pick+ title, the highest award offered by the IIHS. In order to earn this top-tier mark, the 2020 Mazda vehicles had to meet the following safety criteria:

  • Good ratings in the following crashworthiness tests: driver-side small overlap front, passenger-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, head restraint, and roof strength tests
  • Advanced or Superior ratings in available front crash prevention systems (vehicle-to-pedestrian and vehicle-to-vehicle)
  • Acceptable or Good ratings for standard headlights

Mazda i-ACTIVSENSE® Safety Technology

Mazda offers some of the latest safety and driver-assistance technology features in its lineup. The fully-loaded i-ACTIVSENSE® safety suite is full of in-demand systems that shoppers are searching for and this suite can be found in every new Mazda vehicle. The suite offers a range of safety systems, some of which are limited to select Mazda vehicles and trim levels. The following are some of the features that are offered as a part of the i-ACTIVSENSE® suite:

  • Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop and Go
  • Smart Brake Support with Collision Warning
  • Smart City Brake Support
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Driver Attention Alert
  • Lane Departure Warning System with Lane-Keep Assist

Mazda Lineup Awards and Recognition

The Mazda lineup has been taking home award after award each year and with each redesigned vehicle release and update. You can see our full overview of recent Mazda brand wins by visiting our Mazda Vehicle Awards page. On that page, you’ll find some of the latest recognitions the Mazda brand has received.

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Find your next award-winning Mazda vehicle at John Hine Temecula Mazda in Temecula, CA. Our Temecula Mazda dealership’s catalog is full of safety-focused Mazda SUVs and sedans, including fan-favorites like the CX-5 and Mazda3. Come visit our team for a test drive to see what the 2020 and 2021 Mazda lineup has to offer.