Mazda6 Earns Top Crash Test Ratings in the U.S., Europe, and Japan

By | March 06, 2014
The all-new Mazda6 has received an overall five-star crash test rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. This score complements the car's top ratings in Japan and in Europe. Among the individual categories, the Mazda6 scored four stars in front crashes, five stars in side crashes, and four stars in rollovers. Structural changes have helped the car achieve these ratings. The new Mazda6 employs Skyactiv technology that provides for a lighter, more rigid body. The new structure creates a framework that ensures crash force is dispersed widely throughout the vehicle rather than on specific sections, Mazda says. Older Mazda6 models received just four stars in U.S. testing thanks to mediocre frontal crash scores. Nowadays, pretty much every popular midsize sedan in the U.S. has received top scores from NHTSA. The new Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Chevrolet Malibu, and Ford Fusion all boast five-star ratings from the government agency. Still, it is pretty impressive Mazda has achieved top scores in its major markets across the globe.
Standard safety features on the new Mazda6 include antilock disc brakes, side curtain airbags, traction and stability control, and active front head restraints. More advanced features, including brake support and collision warning systems, come on the top trim level. Source: Mazda