2019 Mazda6Insurance Institute for Highway Safety today announced that the 2019 Mazda6 has earned "Top Safety Pick" award when equipped with specific headlights.

In order to qualify as a winner, a machine should earn good ratings in the driver-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests, all along with a good or acceptable rating for the passenger-side small overlap front test. The final requirement is an advanced or superior rating for front crash prevention and a good or acceptable headlight rating.

What is new for 2019 is that the game-changing i-Activsense feature is a standard for every new Mazda6 model. The suite includes Advanced Smart City Brake Support with Pedestrian Detection, Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning with Lane-Keep Assist, Smart Brake Support and Mazda Radar Cruise Control with stop and go function.

New Mazda6 joins new 2019 Mazda3 Sedan and Hatch, 2019 CX-3, 2019 CX-9 as TOP SAFETY PICK winners, while CX-5 remains the higher-tier winner TOP SAFETY PICK PLUS award.

IIHS remains an independent, non-government safety-testing organization, funded by the insurance industry.

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Source: Mazda