A 5-Star Overall Rating from the NHTSA Underlines the Incredible Safety of the 2017 Mazda6

December 13th, 2016 by

2017 Mazda6 Side
Drivers are increasingly concerned about safety, so it’s no surprise that people were excited when the 2017 Mazda6 earned a 5-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA*. Combine that reassuring accolade with a wealth of standard and available safety features, and you’ll see just how seriously the new Mazda6 takes its duty to protect you and your passengers.

5-Star Crash Rating

The NHTSA is in charge of putting all new models that enter the American market through a rigorous battery of crash tests to make sure they can offer peace of mind to those behind the wheel.

The 2017 Mazda6 has just been tested, and we’re unsurprised to hear that it was awarded a 5-star rating, with separate 5-star scores in both Frontal Crash and Side Crash segments*. With a state of the art body structure that is able to direct impact energy away from occupants and protect them from injury, the Mazda6 is well worthy of the trust you’ll place in it.

G-Vectoring Control

The Mazda6 comes fitted with an all-new feature for 2017: SKYACTIV-VEHICLE DYNAMICS with G-Vectoring Control. It helps achieve a smoother and more controlled drive by adjusting power delivery and shifting vehicle weight while cornering.

The effect isn’t dramatic, but you’ll certainly notice that the vehicle is behaving with more responsiveness than you’d normally expect from a sedan. It’s these kind of driving advances that make the Mazda6 feel so safe to drive, even when you’re carving corners or pushing the pedal down.

Safety Technology

The 2017 Mazda6 pulls out all the stops when it comes to onboard safety features. Cutting-edge tech includes a Traffic Sign Recognition System, which reads road signs and then alerts you using the Active Driving Display, but that’s really just the tip of the iceberg.

Further driver assistance technologies come as part of the i-ACTIVSENSE package, which includes:

  • High Beam Control
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Lane Departure Warning System
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • LED Headlight with Adaptive Front Lighting System
  • Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring
  • Smart City Brake Support
  • Smart Brake Support
  • Distance Recognition Support System
  • Mazda Radar Cruise Control

The 2017 Mazda6 Works Tirelessly to Keep You from Harm

The new Mazda6 performs exceptionally when it comes to safety, and it’s available now from Tracy Mazda. To find out more or arrange a test drive, just contact us today or visit the showroom. We’re only a short drive from Stockton and Modesto.

*Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov). Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).

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