Five 2018 Mazda Models Named IIHS Top Safety Picks

Not long after being named “2018 Best Car Brand” by U.S. News & World Report, the Mazda brand has earned another lofty accolade – four of them, in fact, one for each Mazda vehicle that recently earned an IIHS Top Safety Pick (TSP) award.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is the automotive safety equivalent of Green Beret boot camp. Confronted by a gauntlet of challenging tests, only the best are recognized. Seven categories are evaluated, covering every inch of a vehicle, including its headlights and its frontal crash protection technology. The South Tacoma Mazda team is proud to reveal the names of the four award-winning models:

  • 2018 Mazda3 compact sedan
  • 2018 Mazda CX-3 compact crossover SUV
  • 2018 Mazda CX-5 compact crossover SUV
  • 2018 Mazda CX-9 midsize crossover SUV

The presence of advanced technology is one of the biggest reasons why the Mazda brand won the aforementioned 2018 Best Car Brand award, and technology was also a determining factor in the brand earning its impressive four IIHS awards. For example, consider a 2018 Mazda CX5 near Olympia, WA. Fully redesigned last year, the 2018 model carries over with advanced safety features like rear cross-traffic alert, blind-spot monitoring, automatic turn-swiveling headlights, lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, and forward collision warning/mitigation.

As for the 2018 Mazda3, it may be compact in size, but its safety features are anything but. All three trims come standard with emergency telematics, a rearview camera, automatic emergency braking, and low-speed forward collision warning. There are also some great optional safety features, including the Premium Equipment package and its cutting-edge features like lanedeparture intervention and traffic-sign reading.

Set your navigation for “Mazda dealer near me” and see these four award-winners at our Mazda dealership in Tacoma, WA! We look forward to your visit.