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Safest Brand? Every Mazda Tested By IIHS Earns Top Safety Pick Award For 2021

Mazda's emphasis on safety in its vehicles has earned it special recognition from the Insurance Institute For Highway Safety. Here are the Mazda models that earn top praise.

The Insurance Institute For Highway Safety has just announced the results of its testing for the 2021 model year and Mazda has a perfect score. Each of the Mazda models IIHS tested earned the highest possible award, the Top Safety Pick Plus designation.

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“With safety a top priority for Mazda, we are proud to have every Mazda vehicle tested earn the coveted 2021 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ award. This accomplishment stems from our commitment to our owners,” said Mazda North American Operations President Jeff Guyton. “Our customers have come to expect Mazda’s dedication to providing advanced safety technologies paired with dynamic styling, which give them a confident and more enjoyable driving experience.”

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The Mazda models tested included the CX-5, CX-30, Mazda3 Hatchback and Sedan, and Mazda6 and Mazda CX-9. Only the MX-5 Miata went untested due to its low volume of sales, which is normal IIHS practice.

“With these awards, we want to make it easy for consumers to find vehicles that provide good protection in crashes, sufficient lighting and effective front crash protection,” IIHS President David Harkey says. “Manufacturers have stepped up to meet the challenge, and the list of great options has grown to an impressive size this year.”

You can learn more about the Top Safety Picks for 2021 on the IIHS website.

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