IIHS Safety Rating

Mazda Models Earn Top Remarks from the IIHS, and That's Something to Write Home About

Safety Is A Top Priority

Mazda makes safety a top priority because without sound safety engineering, its drivers are unable to take full advantage of its dynamic performance capabilities. Its spry Mazda model lineup, extending from your sporty coupe to your all-weather resilient SUV, find common ground in their ability to both protect and prevent in the likelihood of an accident. Such innovation not only makes Mazda drivers confident but helped earn the Mazda brand industry recognition.

Mazda Models Awarded Top Safety Pick Plus

Time and again, Mazda models have been recognized by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) as either a Top Safety Pick or Top Safety Pick Plus. Those recently recognized extend across various industry segments, and include nearly the entire Mazda lineup:

Top Safety Pick Plus


  • 2017 Mazda Mazda3

  • 2017 Mazda CX-3

  • 2017 Mazda Mazda6

  • 2016 Mazda CX-5

Mazda Models Earn Top IIHS Awards

To earn a spot on this prestigious list, a Mazda model most prove its crashworthiness.


Those qualified for a Top Safety Pick recognition must earn good ratings in five crashworthiness tests--small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraints; they also must boast an advanced or superior rating for front crash prevention.