The US Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) announced its Top 20 safest SUVs cars model year 2019. All 3 MAZDA SUV models, Mazda CX-9, CX-5 and CX-3 have achieved highest scores.
The organization gave 20 SUVs its “top safety pick” designation. To earn “top safety pick” designation, a vehicle must perform well in a variety of crash tests. The vehicle must receive a “good” rating in tests related to its front, side, roof, and head restraints, an “advanced” or “superior” rating for front crash prevention and a “good” rating for its headlights.
Beside many Awards, again a testimonial of the great engineers at Mazda to deliver not only stunningly designed vehicles but also one of the safest.
Safety at the Forefront
Mazda’s class-leading chassis dynamics and outstanding HMI technologies adhere to Jinba Ittai, advancing the notion of purposeful technology that reduces clutter and improves the driving experience.
Mazda has been a leader in building safer vehicles through several methods:
- Provide an optimum driving environment with well-positioned controls, easy-to-read instruments, minimal driver distractions and good visibility.
- i-ACTIVSENSE, which provides active safety features like Mazda Radar Cruise Control (MRCC) and Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM).
- Passive safety, which is designed to make the structure and onboard features such that they protect occupants in the case of an accident.
- Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring (ABSM)
- Mazda Radar Cruise Control (MRCC): Because the driver does not need to operate the accelerator or brakes while using MRCC, the system relieves some of the burden on long drives. The radar sensor is capable of precise detection from a long distance, so its use allows the system to operate effectively in the rain, in backlit situations, and at night. It is also possible to turn off all of the system’s automatic functions and revert to conventional cruise control should road conditions make this more desirable.
- Lane-Keep Assist System (LAS) and Lane Departure Warning (LDW
- High Beam Control (HBC): HBC allows users to keep high beams on at all times, dipping them when necessary when a camera built into the car to detects headlights
- Smart City Brake Support (SCBS)
- Distance Recognition Support System (DRSS) and Forward Obstruction Warning (FOW): Uses a millimeter wavelength radar to display the distance of the Mazda vehicle to the vehicle in front of it in a five-step display, encouraging driver to lessen his or her speed if necessary. If distance between vehicles decreases and evasive action is necessary, audible and visual Forward Obstruction Warning signals will indicate that evasive action is needed.
- Smart Brake Support (SBS): Operates at speeds above 9 mph (15 km/h) to automatically brake in the case of an impending collision.