The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) recently awarded its Top Safety award to Mazda’s 2016 CX-3. The CX-3 was subjected to a number of collision and rollover tests. The compact crossover scored ‘Good’ in all the 5 body-structure categories. One of the crash test, the small overlap, is responsible for almost 25% of traffic fatalities in the country. Scoring a ‘Good’ in that as well practically sealed the award for the CX-3.
Standard safety features provided by CX-3 include head-up display and DRLs, rear cross-traffic alert, blind spot monitoring, adaptive front lighting system, a rearview camera, front side and side curtain airbags, stability control, traction control, and antilock brakes. The available Grand Touring i-ActivSense package includes rain-sensing wipers, automatic headlamps, lane departure warning, high beam control system, radar cruise control from Mazda, and smart city brake support.
All the CX-3s are fitted with Mazda’s infotainment system featuring a 7-inch touchscreen display. The CX-3 is equipped with a 2.0L SkyActiv-G engine. It is linked to a 6-speed automatic transmission. The engine has the capacity to deliver 146 horsepower, and a torque of 146 pound-feet.
The CX-3 is very maneuverable. It offers a very pleasurable drive. The fuel-economy of the crossover is also impressive. Add the safety parameters, and it makes this compact crossover a desirable vehicle.
The IIHS is a US non-profit organization that is funded by the auto insurers. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, the main aim of the organization is to reduce the number of automobile crashes.
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