How safe are the 2020 Mazda models?
For several years, Mazda models were known for their performance. People bought their favorite Mazda model so they could experience a sporty performance without having to pay a lot of money for a sports car. However, the automaker has moved on from speed to safety for the 2020 model year. How safe are the 2020 Mazda models? According to the International Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), five Mazda models are top safety picks. Keep reading to learn which models got this award and what makes them so safe.
Most safety awards for 2020 model year
Every year IIHS gives out Top Safety Pick (TSP) and Top Safety Pick+ awards to the 2020 model year models that meet their testing standards. Both awards have strict standards, but the Top Safety Pick+ (TSP+) award has even tougher criteria. This leads to only a few models receiving this award in each category. Now, which Mazda models won the TSP+ award? For the small car category, both the 2020 Mazda3 sedan and hatchbacks models got the award. For the midsize car category, the 2020 Mazda6 got the TSP+ award. Finally, for the small SUVs category, the 2020 Mazda CX-3 and 2020 Mazda CX-5 are both TSP+ models.
How did all five of these models win the TSP+ award? First, they met all of the criteria that IIHS has for the TSP+ award. Models must receive good ratings in the driver-side small overlap front, passenger-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests. They must also receive an advanced or superior rating for available front crash prevention. Finally, they must have acceptable or good headlights as a standard feature. Mazda was able to meet these standards by making i-ACTIVSENSE® standard and by improving headlights and automated braking support. Making these upgrade helped bump some models from the TSP award up to the TSP+ award.
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