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Safety Comes Standard

There is a lot to consider when making a vehicle. Not only must it look great it has to be fuel efficient and comfortable. There is so much about people and how they will interact with the vehicle that one has to consider. Something engineers cannot ignore is the fact that people make mistakes. Unfortunately a mistake in a car can be dangerous. Safety is a top priority in the automotive industry. As a result there are organizations committed to ensuring that car manufacturers meet a safety standard. The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) is one such organization.

The Tests

The IIHS puts new vehicles through a range of tests to ensure they are safe to be on the roads. Vehicles receive grades based on how they perform in a range of crash tests. This includes a battery of collision tests as well as collision avoidance tests. The Mazda3 has done well in these tests in the past, receiving a Top Safety Pick designation on every Mazda3 since 2012.

To receive the Top Safety Pick award, a vehicle must earn good ratings in the driver-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests, as well as a good or acceptable rating in the passenger-side small overlap front test. It also needs an advanced or superior rating for its front crash prevention and a good or acceptable headlight rating.

 

Child Safety

 
The Mazda3 also performed well with regard to child safety. The seat tethers earned the highest possible score. The IIHS found the tethers easy to find and attach, required no other hardware to use and were not too deep in the back seats.
 
The redesigned Mazda3 Sport and Sedan were rated for the first time in the newest IIHS crash test- the passenger-side small overlap front test. Before, the small overlap front test was only conducted on the driver side and is one of the highest tests to do well. Both the Sport and Sedan earned a good rating on both of these tests.
 
All headlight options for both the Sedan and Sport models received acceptable ratings. This means whether you are in a base trim or GT your headlights are performing up to the highest standard.
 
We spare no expense in ensuring that Mazda vehicles are not only the best to drive but also the safest.