2017 Mazda CX-9 Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Rating
The 2017 Mazda CX-9 earned a Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS), the highest ranking given out by the nonprofit automotive safety organization. That honor isn’t a surprise to us here at Hickory Mazda in North Carolina, as we know all about all of the amazing and impressive advanced new safety and driver assistance features included on the new Mazda CX-9. But in case you’re unaware of everything the new CX-9 does to keep you and your family safe, let’s check out all of those features to find out exactly how the 2018 Mazda CX-9 earned this impressive distinction.
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How the 2017 Mazda CX-9 Earned its Top Safety Rating
We could go on and on about all of the impressive new safety features and driver assistance systems included in the 2017 Mazda CX-9, and we’ll do just that shortly, but first let’s hear from the experts on how they crafted the new Mazda CX-9 to be one of the safest midsize crossover SUVs on the road today.
“The concepts of ‘self’ and ‘family,’ as well as ‘smart indulgence’ led the way for our engineers and designers to create their ideal midsize crossover SUV. We wanted to create a vehicle that could delight couples or shuttle families with the same effortlessness. Now, we are proud to say that the IIHS has recognized CX-9 for its safety, highlighting the achievements of our engineering team.” – Masashi Otsuka, VP of R&D and Design, MNAO, who served as the CX-9’s Program Manager in his previous role with Mazda Motor Corporation in Hiroshima, Japan
2017 Mazda CX-9 Advanced New Safety and Driver Assistance Features
As we mentioned, the 2017 Mazda CX-9 includes a comprehensive suite of standard and available safety features and driver assistance systems. These features include predictive i-ACTIV all-wheel drive, Smart City Brake Support, LED headlights, tail lights and fog lights, a rear backup camera, trailer stability assist, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, rain-sensing wipers, rear backup sensors, the Adaptive Front-Lighting System, the Active Driving Display, high-beam control, lane departure warning, lane keep assist and Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Smart Brake Support.