New small SUV from Mazda earns Top Safety Pick+ award

June 16, 2016

The Mazda CX-3, a new small SUV, earns the highest award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, thanks to good crashworthiness ratings across the board and an optional front crash prevention system with a superior rating.

The 2016 CX-3 earns good ratings in the Institute's small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint evaluations.

The SUV's optional front crash prevention system earns a superior rating. In IIHS track tests at 12 mph, the vehicle avoided a collision. In tests at 25 mph, the impact speed was cut by an average of 23 mph.

To qualify for Top Safety Pick+, a vehicle must earn good ratings in all five crashworthiness tests and have an available front crash prevention system that earns an advanced or superior rating.

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