2017 Mazda CX-9 Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Rating

By Product Expert | Posted in Mazda CX-9 on Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 at 6:44 pm
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2017 Mazda CX-9 Safety Features and Rating

The 2017 Mazda CX-9 mid-size, three-row crossover SUV earned a Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institue of Highway Safety, the highest score the IIHS provides. This isn’t the first award for the 2017 CX-9 as it has already earned Wards Automotive’s prestigious 10 Best Interiors and 10 Best Engines award for 2017. The Mazda CX-9 excelled in collision and occupancy protection tests with the highest “Good” ratings and passed the IIHS’s new headlight test with its standard LED lighting. IIHS also tested the CX-9’s automatic emergency braking capabilities, where again the CX-9 scored a “Good” rating. Take a look at the 2017 Mazda CX-9 safety features to see what features are offered in the midsize crossover.  

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What Active Safety Systems Does the 2017 CX-9 Have?

Mazda Radar Cruise Control-This system judges the relative speed and distance to the car ahead and sets the speed range to help maintain a safe following distance.

Smart City Brake Support-When traveling between speeds of 2 and 18 mph, the system helps detect objects ahead and prepares your vehicle by adjusting brakes. If no action is taken, the brakes are automatically applied.

Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring-This system helps detect objects in your blind spots and alerts you.

Smart Brake Support-When traveling at speeds above 10 mph, the system helps detect objects ahead and warns you to brake. The system can automatically apply the brakes if no action is taken.

Rear Cross Traffic Alert-While backing up the system helps detect a vehicle approaching from the side and alerts you.

Lane Departure Warning System-When traveling at speeds of 37 mph of higher, the system gives you a warning when it detects that your vehicle is about to unintentionally depart from its lane.

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Read More: 2017 Mazda CX-9 Specs and Features

Lane-Keep Assist-This system adds to the Lane Departure Warning System. When it senses a potential unintentional lane departure at speeds of 37 mph or higher, it will perform minor steering corrections to help guide your vehicle back to the center of the lane.

Adaptive Front-Lighting System-This system helps you see corners at night. As you turn into a corner, the headlights pivot up to 15 degrees in the direction of your turn, improving visibility and allowing you to see potential hazards.

High Beam Control-This system automatically switches to low beams when it detects oncoming traffic and/or a vehicle ahead.

Distance Recognition Support System-At speeds above 19 mph, the system measures the distance between your vehicle and the vehicle ahead and recommends a comfortable following distance.

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