2018 Mazda6 picks up strong crash protection scores for current model year

By Product Expert | Posted in Mazda6 on Monday, July 30th, 2018 at 2:53 pm

How safe is the 2018 Mazda6 in a crash?

Mazda has ushered in a new era in design and technology for the 2018 Mazda6. Some of the most exciting additions to the popular midsize sedan include redesigned seats that are not only more supportive and comfortable but also ventilated on some trims as well as a comprehensive suite of safety systems. It’s the latter of these changes that have made some news that the Gorman McCracken Blog is excited to tell you about. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has released its evaluation for the new sedan. So, how safe is the 2018 Mazda6 in a crash? According to the experts of the IIHS, it’s pretty safe. Let’s take a look at how the Mazda6 can protect drivers and passengers.

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2018 Mazda6 IIHS Top Safety Pick

The 2018 Mazda6 has been named as a Top Safety Pick, one of the most coveted ratings in the automotive industry. In order to be named a Top Safety Pick, the new Mazda6 had to perform almost flawlessly in a long list of tests which simulate several different crash conditions.

In terms of impact protection, the 2018 Mazda6 received the organization’s top score of “Good” in all tests including small and moderate overlap crash tests, side impact, roof strength and head restraints. Additionally, the vehicle’s ease of use of the federally-mandated LATCH system for securing car seats has been rated as “Good+,” the highest such score.

An overhead photo of the 2018 Mazda6 parked in a courtyard.
An interior photo of the dashboard in the 2018 Mazda6.

Preventative safety systems

In the old days, vehicles were built to simply absorb impact to protect its occupants. Modern vehicles use the latest technology to avoid dangerous situations as much as possible. Versions of the 2018 Mazda6 that employ the automaker’s full suite of safety systems, called i-ACTIVSENSE, helps to keep everyone safe by constantly monitoring the area around the vehicle.

The trim grades equipped with i-ACTIVSENSE feature Smart City Brake Support, Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go function, Lane Departure Warning with Lane-Keep Assist and Adaptive Front-lighting System.

If you would like to learn more about the 2018 Mazda6, make an appointment with a Gorman McCracken Mazda sales professional today.

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