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NHTSA Gives 2015 Mazda3 Five-Star Rating

Mazda3 Five-Star RatingThe National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has awarded the 2015 Mazda3 with the highest five-star overall safety rating. To earn this rating, the Mazda3 received a five-star rating in both the front and side crash tests and a four star rating in the rollover crash test.

The 2015 Mazda3 five-star rating applies to both the sedan and hatchback models.

Standard safety features on the Mazda3 include stability control, daytime running lights, and antilock brakes. The available Mazda Radar Cruise Control works to maintain a set speed and safe distance between you and the car in front and will even slow down to 19 mph, if necessary.

Also keeping you safe is a suite of available high-tech driving features, such as the Forward Obstruction Warning, Smart City Brake Support, Lane Departure Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Blind Spot Monitoring, and more.

The 2015 Mazda3 will be arriving at Steet Ponte Mazda soon. If you’re looking for the best in safety, give us a call and we’ll let you know when it arrives.

2015 Mazda CX-5 Is a Safety Super Star

2014 Mazda CX-5The 2015 Mazda CX-5 has earned the highest possible overall five-star safety rating from the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The perfect score applies to front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive versions of the 2015 CX-5.

Although the CX-5 has not yet been rated by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, it is an IIHS Top Safety Pick+, and had earned “good” scores in all crash tests. At this point, it’s difficult to directly compare vehicles, since federal safety scores are just beginning to be released for 2015 models. According to Edmunds.com, “it should be noted that the 2015 CX-5 already outpaces several competitors in this area, including the 2014 Ford Escape and Toyota RAV4, which earned four-star overall ratings”.

Every CX-5 comes with standard antilock brakes, stability and traction control, daytime running lights, front side airbags, and side curtain airbags. Mazda also provides the option for an automatic crash notification feature.

We take great pride in the safety of our cars. The CX-5 is a car you can feel really confident about loading your most precious cargo, your family, into.  Stop by Steet Ponte Mazda today to test drive a CX-5 and experience top-of-the-line safety for yourself!

Mazda6 Aces Safety Tests Around the World

2014 Mazda6The all-new Mazda6 is one of the safest automobiles on the planet—and it has the ratings to prove it. After its latest crash tests at the hands of the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s New Car Assessment Program, where it received the maximum five-star overall rating, the Mazda6 can now claim to have earned the highest-possible safety ratings in the United States, Europe, and Japan.

In fact, in the United States, it also received a 2014 Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, its most coveted honor.

With all that safety, you’d think the Mazda6 was a slow, unexciting car, with cushions in every nook and cranny. But that simply wouldn’t be the Mazda way. With its next-gen SKYACTIVE TECHNOLOGY and new KODO “Soul of Motion” design theme, the Mazda6 is not only ultra-safe but also looks and feels great, delivering performance, thrill, and even good fuel efficiency!

Come check it out today at Steet-Ponte Mazda!