Mazda6 Safety Features and Ratings

2017 Mazda6 Features Advanced Technology

If you’re in search of an accessibly priced midsize sedan that’s attractive, fun to drive, and, most importantly, filled with an abundance of standard and available safety features, the Mazda6 certainly deserves a place on your list. With top scores from the NHTSA and IIHS, the Mazda6 comes standard with a variety of advanced safety features, including parking sensors, antilock disc brakes, and stability and traction control. You can also get this model equipped with i-ACTIVSENSE®, a suite of driver assist safety features that includes Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring, a Lane Departure Warning System, and Mazda Radar Cruise Control, among other technologies. When you’re ready to check it out, come visit us at Mazda of Gastonia.

Basic Safety

Basic Safety

Even if you opt for the base trim of the Mazda6, you can look forward to standard safety features like front side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags, and bolstered front head restraints, as well as antilock disc brakes, stability control, and traction control. You’ll also enjoy enhanced safety from the likes of its rear view camera, parking sensors, and an automatic crash notification feature that is activated when the airbags are deployed.


As you move up the trim ladder, you’ll then have access to a number of active safety features that assist you as you drive and can even intervene in order to mitigate the chance or effects of a collision. These include:

  • High Beam Control
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Lane Departure Warning System
  • Lane-Keep Assist
  • LED Adaptive Front Headlamps
  • Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring
  • Smart Brake Support/Smart City Brake Support
  • Distance Recognition Support System
  • Mazda Radar Cruise Control

Safety Ratings

Thanks to its impressive array of safety features and Mazda’s clear focus on overall design safety, the 2017 Mazda6 has earned top safety ratings from both major agencies. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gave it five out of five stars overall, including five stars in the frontal and side protection tests. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) also gave it its top overall safety rating, Top Safety Pick+, which includes the best score of “Good” in both frontal impact tests, the side impact test, the roof strength test, and the whiplash protection test.

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Experience the Style and Safety of the Mazda6

If you want a sedan that’s received top safety scores and comes with an abundance of available safety technologies, do yourself a favor and check out the 2017 Mazda6 at Mazda of Gastonia, located at 4811 Wilkinson Boulevard in Gastonia, NC, just a short drive down the road from Mt. Holly. We’re open every day of the week, and you can always contact us online or call us at (704) 824-7777 for more information. We’re here and ready to help you meet all your auto needs!