OF MIND AND THE FREEDOM
OF MIND AND THE FREEDOM
Feeling safe gives you the freedom to be the best driver you can be, to concentrate on enjoying the road ahead and feel your spirits lifted by the experience of driving a MAZDA. That’s why we focus not just on what safety prevents, but also on what it makes possible.
SAVING AND ENRICHING LIVES
For MAZDA, making safer cars is about more than just protecting the people riding in them. Our vision is for a world with no road accidents, where all road users are safe, and drivers’ lives are enriched by the freedom and joy that driving provides.
OUR HUMAN-CENTRIC APPROACH TO SAFETYMAXIMIZE YOUR
We make cars with advanced safety features that are inspiring to drive so you can conﬁdently maintain control and enjoy every moment on the road. You can maximize your potential by enjoying a focus on driving, providing a smooth ride for your passengers and sharing the experience of each journey, and be reassured that MAZDA’s safety features will help prevent accidents, protecting you and those around you.
OUR PHILOSOPHYOUR PROACTIVE
MAZDA’s safety philosophy is based on understanding, respecting, and trusting the driver. To drive safely you need to be able to spot potential hazards and use your best judgement to react accordingly. We also understand that you are only human and that accidents can happen, despite best intentions, so we have a range of technologies that help to prevent mishaps or reduce the damage done. We call our vision MAZDA PROACTIVE SAFETY.
WHAT MAZDA’S SAFETY
AIM TO PROVIDE
At the heart of Proactive Safety is something you might not even think of as safety-related—making your MAZDA as intuitive and enjoyable to drive as possible. From excellent visibility to the perfect driving position to the car’s dynamic performance on the road, getting these basics right is essential to give you conﬁdence and enjoyment behind the wheel.
Should the unexpected happen, MAZDA Advanced Safety Technologies will be there to support you. This suite of features includes hazard alerts, such as Blind Spot Monitoring and 360-Degree View Monitor to help you spot and avoid potential dangers, and driver assists to help you keep control in an emergency, alongside additional aids like Smart Brake Support that can avoid collisions or reduce their severity in some situations. All of these features and many more are designed to assist the driver, not take away control.
If an accident is unavoidable then you can rest assured that your MAZDA has been designed to give you the very best protection. Impact-energy-absorbing features are built into the body, and every MAZDA includes a suite of secondary safety equipment such as seat-belt pretensioners and multiple airbags; even emergency services can be alerted.
Every time you drive your MAZDA you can be conﬁdent it will respond intuitively to your command. Settled into a driving position designed for ideal visibility and long-distance comfort, you are in control, with the reassurance that MAZDA’s safety features are there if you need help.
HOW IT WORKS:DRIVING POSITION
MAZDA engineers studied the human body to design the perfect driving position. In a MAZDA you’re seated so that your muscles are relaxed but ready to react and positioned so that your line of sight gives you a good view of the road ahead.
By subtly controlling engine torque as you turn into a corner, a small forward weight transfer occurs, allowing the tire to give its optimal performance. The car responds intuitively to the ﬁrst steering input and negotiates the corner smoothly without corrections, making the driver and passengers feel safe.
SOMETIMES ACCIDENTS ARE UNAVOIDABLE.
THAT’S WHERE MAZDA’S INDUSTRY-LEADING CRASH PROTECTION COMES INTO ITS OWN TO HELP KEEP YOU SAFE.
MAZDA cars are strong and lightweight. By using materials such as high tensile steel in areas of the body structure, engineers ensure that the car absorbs impact energy without adding extra weight.
MULTIPLE SRS* AIRBAGS
Airbags have long been a crucial part of crash protection. MAZDA uses driver and passenger airbags, plus multiple airbags to protect all occupants.
*Supplemental Restraint System
EXTRA EYES ON THE ROAD
MAZDA vehicles are designed for all-round visibility, and also come equipped with a number of ingenious electronic systems, such as a 360-Degree View Monitor, to help drivers see clearly.
SMART BRAKE SUPPORT
MAZDA’s Smart Brake Support uses a front camera and milliwave radar. If the system detects an imminent crash, it will ready the brakes to apply maximum stopping power. If the driver doesn’t react, it automatically hits the brakes and reduces engine power to reduce the impact.
For cars ﬁtted with automatic transmissions, MAZDA’s Acceleration Control system uses a camera and sonar sensors to detect obstacles, and prevents the driver from accidentally accelerating into them from a standstill.
All tested US MAZDA vehicles*1 received the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) 2022 TOP SAFETY PICK+, the highest award in safety.
The MAZDA MX-30*2 received the highest ﬁve-star rating of the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP). MAZDA also received ﬁve-star ratings for the 2018 MAZDA6*2, 2019 CX-30*2, and 2019 MAZDA3*2
The MAZDA CX-30*3 received the highest ﬁve-star rating of the Japan New Car Assessment Program (JNCAP) 2021.
*1: 2022 MAZDA CX-5, CX-9, MAZDA3 Sedan and Hatchback,
and CX-30 have all been named a 2022 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+.
*2: European specification. *3: Japanese specification