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Mazda 3 Safety

Mazda 3 A Top Safety Pick

The Insurance Institute For Highway Safety (IIHS) has awarded its highest honor of Top Safety Pick to the 2011 Mazda 3 sedan and hatchback. To earn the award the 3 had to score ‘good’ on front, side, and rear impact crash tests, in addition to scoring ‘good’ for roof strength.

Mazda’s commitment to safety has led the company to make many safety features standard, including six airbags, anti-lock brakes, Dynamic Stability Control with Traction Control System, front and rear stabilizer bars, a crushable brake and accelerator pedal, a collapsible steering column, three-point safety belts for all occupants, and front seatbelt pretensioners with force limiters.

With its myriad safety components, it is easy to see how Mazda scored so well on the IIHS tests. Hopefully, 2011 will be the start of a long line of Top Safety Picks for the company. Why not check out Mazda 3 financing deals in your area?

IIHS Top Safety Picks

5 New Additions To The IIHS ‘Top Safety Pick’ Honor Roll

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) recently added five models to its list of 2011 ‘Top Safety Picks. All five would qualify as family cars by any standards.

General Motors was able to clean up by having three of its offerings on the list. The Chevy Traverse, Buick Enclave, and GMC Acadia were rated tops in front crash and side impact tests, head restraint design, and more stringent roof-crush tests. The Honda Odyssey received the same ratings along with the Mini Cooper Clubman. The Clubman is the first Mini offering to receive top rankings from the IIHS.

The ratings have been pretty fluid this year because of new roof crush standards required by the federal government. Despite these new regulations, these five models are a great choices to insure the safety and welfare of your family.  Check out Chevy Traverse leases and GMC Acadia financing deals.