The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety just designated three 2017 Mazda vehicles at Top Safety Pick Plus vehicles, which means that they are among the safest vehicles in their class. The 2017 Mazda3 as well as its hatchback Sport version, the 2017 Mazda CX-3, and the 2017 Mazda6 all received the prestigious award.  In order to receive the TSP+ designation from the IIHS, vehicles must ace very difficult and challenging safety tests that showcase how effective a given vehicle is at protecting its occupants.

Advanced safety technologies found in new Mazda vehicles in Toronto

New Mazda vehicles come with a host of advanced safety features that ensure that occupants are protected in the event of a crash, but also that collisions are avoided when possible. It all starts with Mazda’s advanced SKYACTIV technology which features among other features a very rigid chassis which not only improves handling and stability, but that is also very resistant to collisions.

Mazda vehicles also offer a host of advanced active safety technologies found in the i-Activesense suite. These include intelligent cruise control, blind spot monitoring, lane departure monitoring and warning, automatic braking with collision detection, and automatic headlights. These systems are designed to warn the driver of an impending accident, and intervene if needed in order to avoid an impact.

“Mazda vehicles have long held a reputation for being the most fun-to-drive in each of their respective segments, and with KODO Design and SKYACTIV Technology, we’ve become leaders in other areas as well, such as design, fuel efficiency, and safety,” said Vincent Reboul, Director, Marketing, Mazda Canada.

“As safety regulations become harder to meet, we have to make sure that our vehicles perform well in all driving situations, especially when taking the safety of our customers into account. The IIHS ‘Top Safety Pick+’ is awarded to only the best vehicles that meet the toughest standards, and we’re proud to have our vehicles on that list.”

The Top Safety Pick Plus designation is a challenge for every vehicle

Because the IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus designation represents the very best in automotive safety, it is quite challenging to receive it. Vehicles must receive a mark of “Good” in all five collision tests conducted by the IIHS – small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests – along with an “advanced” or “superior” rating for their forward collision prevention and automatic braking technologies. These can be standard or optional. A vehicle must also pass the IIHS’ headlight test.

Because of their advanced safety systems and their SKYACTIV technology, new 2017 Mazda vehicles will keep you safe. To learn more about Mazda safety technology, contact us today at Gyro Mazda in East York near Toronto.