Review: 2019 Mazda3 and Mazda6 Earn IIHS Top Safety Pick

 

The Mazda3 and Mazda6 models pack all of the features you want and the safety you need. Visit Premier Mazda of Kansas City to explore which model best fits your lifestyle.

IIHS

The IIHS, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, is an independent, non-governmental safety-testing organization dedicated to reducing injuries, death, and property damage from motor vehicle crashes. A vehicle must earn good ratings in six crashworthiness evaluations such as head restraint tests, front crash prevention, roof strength, and the passenger-side small overlap front test to qualify as a Top Safety Pick. The 2019 Mazda3 Sedan and Hatchback* as well as the 2019 Mazda6** have been awarded the IIHS Top Safety Pick.

Safety Features

2019 Mazda3 Sedan

The Mazda3 utilizes advanced safety technology including standard whiplash-reducing front seat headrests, a rearview camera, brake assist, dynamic stability and traction control systems, an anti-lock brake system with electronic force distribution, and an advanced airbag system. The available i-Activesense® safety suite includes blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning, lane-keep assist, Smart brake support to detect vehicles and pedestrians, and radar cruise control with stop & go. More optional features consist of an adaptive front-lighting system which improves your visibility around corners by pivoting in the direction you are turning, driver attention alert, and high beam control.

Mazda3 Hatchback

The Mazda3 Hatchback incorporates a rearview camera, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert, and adaptive cruise control with stop & go for added security measures. The included driver attention and drowsiness feature uses an infrared camera and infrared LED to monitor the driver’s eyes and mouth to determine attentiveness. Available are adaptive headlights, front and rear LED lighting, a 360-degree view monitor, and a head-up display.

2019 Mazda6 Sedan

The i-Activesense® system now comes standard on every new Mazda6 sold. Radar cruise control with stop & go and Advanced Smart City Brake Support forward collision warning system with pedestrian detection are new i-Activesense® safety features for 2019. Blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, lane keep assist, and lane departure warning, are also included as part of the standard i-Activsense® system. Optional safety features consist of a 360-degree view monitor using four cameras, front and rear parking sensors, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and a full-color active driving display with traffic sign recognition. Mazda’s active head-up display shows essential driving information in one spot allowing you to keep your eyes on the road.

Mazda Safety

Mazda continues to meet the highest safety standards by taking an active approach to safety. The 2019 Mazda3 and 2019 Mazda6 join the list of IIHS Top Safety Picks, along with several other members of the Mazda family including the 2019 Mazda CX-3*** and Mazda 2019 CX-9***. The 2019 Mazda CX-5** earned a Top Safety Pick+.

* When equipped with optional front crash prevention technology

**When equipped with specific headlights

***When equipped with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights

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