2020 MAZDA6 Safety Rating

April 22nd, 2020 by


Tech features may be a lot of fun on those long drives to Lee's Summit, but for many drivers, safety is the number one priority. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety are your most reliable resources for vehicle safety scores. How do Mazda safety ratings compare to other brands? The 5-star Mazda6 overall NHTSA safety rating may provide the peace of mind you’re looking for! Find more 2020 Mazda6 safety ratings from the NHTSA and the IIHS below — plus, a look into the safety features that make this midsize sedan one of the safest on the road.

MAZDA6 Overall NHTSA Safety Rating

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration conducts crash tests and then rates vehicle safety on a 5-star scale. Here’s the Mazda6 safety rating for four key safety tests the NHTSA performed on the 2020 model:

NHTSA MAZDA6 Safety Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars

  • Overall Rating
  • Frontal Crash Test
  • Side Crash Test

IIHS Crash Test: MAZDA6 Safety Rating Results

After reading about that 5-star Mazda6 overall NHTSA safety rating, we’re sure you won’t be surprised to learn that the Mazda6 is one of only 64 vehicles to earn a Top Safety Pick from the IIHS in 2020. The IIHS performed six crash tests: moderate overlap front, driver-side small overlap front, passenger-side small overlap front, and side. They also test how well the roof, head restraints, and seats hold up in a crash. Midsize sedan Mazda safety ratings are as follows:

MAZDA6 Safety Rating: Good

  • Side crash
  • Small overlap front crash
  • Moderate overlap front crash
  • Head restraints and seats
  • Roof strength

MAZDA6 Safety Rating: Good+

  • Child seat anchors ease of use

MAZDA6 Safety Rating: Superior

  • Front crash prevention

i-Activsense® Mazda Safety Suite

What’s the secret behind every excellent Mazda safety rating? In a word, i-Activsense®. This suite of active driver-assist features acts like an extra set of eyes on the road in Lee's Summit — deploying cameras and sensors to detect road conditions. In the event of a possible collision, the system sends you warnings and can even apply the brakes automatically if you can’t respond in time. Safety features you’ll find on the Mazda6 include:

MAZDA6 i-Activsense® Features

  • Lane-Keep Assist
  • Blind Spot Monitoring
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Traffic Sign Recognition 
  • Smart Brake Support
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Advanced Smart City Brake Support

Other MAZDA6 Safety Features

  • High beam control
  • Adaptive front lighting system
  • Full set of airbagsHigh-strength cage
  • Standard traction and stability control
  • Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop and Go

Explore Mazda Safety Ratings and Features with Eddy's Mazda of Lee's Summit 

Our team is happy to provide you with more info on the full range of Mazda safety ratings across the lineup. If you’re ready to hear more about the 2020 Mazda6, we can help you choose the trim level that is equipped with the safety, convenience, and comfort features you need most for your drives through Kansas City and Independence. Contact us today to get started!

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