Mazda models recognized as top safety picks

January 22, 2013 12:00 AM

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) recently named the 2013 Mazda3 and the 2014 Mazda CX-5 as two of its Top Safety Picks. Each of the models received the highest possible rating during crash testing of frontal, moderate overlap, side, rear impact and roof strength tests.

According to Autoweek, each of the vehicles come equipped with six airbags and brake service that includes anti-lock brakes, stability and traction control and electronic brake-force distribution. There is also a pressure monitoring system for tires in addition to the exterior design, which was created to improve safety and fuel economy.

Both cars also boast SKYACTIV technology. These new features contribute to a quieter and safer ride while streamlining the car design to maximize safety.

"The Mazda3 and the CX-5 are two very important vehicles for Mazda and our customers," said Jim O'Sullivan, president of Mazda North America. "Both of these vehicles are outstanding performers on the road and it is only fitting that they perform at a high standard when it comes to safety. Receiving the 'Top Safety Pick' distinction is a testament to Mazda's dedication to building vehicles that will keep their occupants safe and sound."


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