Mazda is gradually asserting its name in the international car market, not only by its sleek design and modern equipment, but also by its advanced safety technologies.
Mazda currently has six models sold in North America, of which more than four models have received “Top Safety Pick” from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety. This list includes both the Mazda 3 sedan and hatchback versions, the Mazda 6 and the latest CX-3 crossover. And now the Mazda CX-9 is the next name to join this list.
During the development of the new Mazda CX-9, Mazda Research and Development Director in North America, Masashi Otsuka – who oversaw the development of the CX-9 in Japan in the past “We want to create a car that can satisfy couples or families with little children in all their endeavors. Now, we can be proud of the fact that IIHS continues to recognize the safety of the Mazda CX-9, which really makes sense and helps highlight the achievements of the Mazda team. ”
In all 5 crash tests, the Mazda CX-9 scored the maximum, while the new Mazda crossover also passed the new headlight test with standard LED units. All these things helped the CX-9 achieve the Top Safety Pick, and the “+” was complemented by an excellent front-facing collision-avoidance system.
In addition to the CX-9, mid-size SUVs are also recognized by IIHS, including Honda Pilot, Hyundai Santa Fe, and Toyota Highlander. The Acura MDX and RDX, the Audi Q5, the Buick Envision, the Lexus NX and RX, the Mercedes GLE, and the Volvo XC60 also won the top prize in the mid-range luxury SUV category.
With a starting price of $ 31,520, the Mazda CX-9 is Mazda’s top crossover, with the MX-5 RF starting at $ 31,555.
Some images of the Mazda CX-9: