In a major achievement for Mazda in the area of vehicle safety, the 2024 Mazda 3 Sedan, Mazda 3 Hatchback, and Mazda CX-30 have been recognized with the prestigious Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick+ Awards. This recognition underscores Mazda’s commitment to prioritizing safety across its diverse range of vehicles.
The Top Safety Pick+ designation is a testament to the outstanding safety features and performance of these models. Both Mazda 3 models, known for their compact design and agile handling, as well as the CX-30, a compact SUV, demonstrated excellence in various crucial safety tests conducted by the IIHS.
For a vehicle to qualify for the Top Safety Pick+ award in 2023, it must excel in assessments such as the driver-side small overlap front, passenger-side small overlap front, original moderate overlap front, and updated side tests. Additionally, the vehicle must come equipped with acceptable or good headlights standard across all trims, and a front crash prevention system that earns advanced or superior ratings in both daytime and nighttime vehicle-to-pedestrian evaluations must be available.
Interestingly, both Mazda 3 models meet the stringent requirements for the higher-tier Top Safety Pick+ award with all standard equipment. The standard front crash prevention system in both the sedan and hatchback versions earned superior ratings in both daytime and nighttime vehicle-to-pedestrian evaluations. Mazda offers two distinct headlight variations with different trims, ensuring that consumers have choices that meet the high safety standards set by the IIHS.
Similarly, the Mazda CX-30 also qualifies for the Top Safety Pick+ award with standard equipment. All CX-30 models come equipped with a front crash prevention system that earned superior ratings in both daytime and nighttime tests. The available headlight variations for the CX-30 also earned good ratings, further solidifying its position as a top-tier choice for safety-conscious consumers in the small SUV category.
This recognition not only highlights the commitment of Mazda to producing vehicles that deliver an enjoyable driving experience but also reinforces the brand’s dedication to ensuring the safety of its drivers, passengers, and pedestrians alike. The IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Awards for the 2024 Mazda 3 Sedan, Mazda 3 Hatchback, and Mazda CX-30 serve as a testament to Mazda’s success in integrating cutting-edge safety technologies into its vehicles without compromising on style and performance.