New 2016 Mazda CX-3 SUV Receives Top Safety Pick+ Award from IIHS

The SUV's optional front crash prevention system earned a superior rating from IIHS

New 2016 Mazda CX-3 SUV Receives Top Safety Pick+ Award from IIHS
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June 17, 2016

Thanks to good crashworthiness ratings across the board and an optional front crash prevention system with a superior rating, the 2016 CX-3—a new small SUV from Mazda—has been named a Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

The 2016 CX-3 earned good ratings in all of IIHS' crashworthiness evaluations, including the small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests.

The SUV's optional front crash prevention system earned a superior rating from IIHS. In track tests at 12 mph, the CX-3 avoided a collision. In tests at 25 mph, the impact speed was cut by an average of 23 mph.

To qualify for the Top Safety Pick+ designation—the Institute's highest award—a vehicle must earn good ratings in all five IIHS crashworthiness tests. The vehicle must also have an available front crash prevention system that earns either an advanced or a superior rating.

See full IIHS crash test results for the 2016 Mazda CX-3—including images and videos—at IIHS.org.