SAFETY

MAXIMIZE YOUR 
POTENTIAL FOR 
PEACE 
OF MIND AND THE FREEDOM 
TO FOCUS

SAFETY

MAXIMIZE YOUR 
POTENTIAL FOR 
PEACE 
OF MIND AND THE FREEDOM 
TO FOCUS

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

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.

SAVING AND ENRICHING LIVES

OUR HUMAN-CENTRIC APPROACH TO SAFETYMAXIMIZE YOUR
 POTENTIAL

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
 SAFETY VISION

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
 TECHNOLOGIES
 AIM TO PROVIDE

LOW RISK:BASIC SAFETY
PREVENTIVE SAFETY
HIGH RISK:COLLISION SAFETY
 
BASIC SAFETY TECHNOLOGIES

BASIC SAFETY
 TECHNOLOGIES

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.

MAZDA trusts drivers.  By paying attention to every detail of the driving experience we can ensure that you are involved, entertained, and uplifted by driving a MAZDA, and fully focused on the road.  As an example, the driving position is configured to keep your joints at a natural angle, making you more comfortable on long journeys and enabling you to be more agile in an emergency.  MAZDA uses an organ-pedal style of accelerator that is designed to reduce fatigue, and the MAZDA instrument panels are designed to provide clear, easy-to-read information without having to divert your eyes from the road.

PREVENTIVE SAFETY TECHNOLOGIES

PREVENTIVE SAFETY
 TECHNOLOGIES

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.

MAZDA vehicles are equipped with a wide array of driver aids and safety features to help avoid accidents. Examples include Adaptive LED Headlights, Cross Traffic Alert, Blind Spot Monitoring, 360-Degree View Monitor, Smart Brake Support, Radar Cruise Control, and Driver Monitoring.

COLLISION SAFETY TECHNOLOGIES

COLLISION SAFETY
 TECHNOLOGIES

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.

The Skyactiv-Vehicle Architecture that underpins our cars has been designed to absorb energy, reducing the risk of injury, and our Emergency Call System can automatically call for help.

MAZDA SAFETY SOLUTIONSWE’RE HERE WHEN
 YOU NEED US MOST

YOUR MAZDA CO-PILOT

YOUR MAZDA COḋPILOT
(currently under development for Japanese models only)

Becoming ill at the wheel is a frightening prospect. The MAZDA COḋPILOT system monitors the driver for just such an eventuality.

*This movie is taken with a vehicle of technology development specification

HOW IT WORKS

An on-board driver-monitoring camera assesses the driver’s condition. If you become unfit to drive, MAZDA COḋPILOT system alerts other drivers, etc., makes your car slow down and stop, and calls emergency services.

EVERYDAY SAFETY

EVERYDAY SAFETY

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

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.

G-VECTORING CONTROL

G-VECTORING CONTROL

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.

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CRASH PROTECTIONCRASH PROTECTION EARTH

CRASH PROTECTION

SOMETIMES ACCIDENTS ARE UNAVOIDABLE.
THAT’S WHERE MAZDA’S INDUSTRY-LEADING CRASH PROTECTION COMES INTO ITS OWN TO HELP KEEP YOU SAFE.

SKYACTIV-VEHICLE ARCHITECTURE

SKYACTIV-VEHICLE ARCHITECTURE

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

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

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

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.

ACCELERATION CONTROL

ACCELERATION CONTROL

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.

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AWARD-WINNING
 PROTECTION

US

US

All tested US MAZDA vehicles*1 received the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) 2021 TOP SAFETY PICK+, the highest award in safety.

EUROPE

EUROPE

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

JAPAN

JAPAN

The MAZDA CX-5*3 and CX-8*3 won the highest rank ASV+++ in the preventive safety performance of the Japan New Car Assessment Program (JNCAP). They also received the highest rank of five stars in the collision safety performance assessment.

*1: 2021 MAZDA CX-3, CX-5, CX-9, MAZDA6, MAZDA3 Sedan and Hatchback,
 and CX-30 (built after September 2020, US specification)have all been named a 2021 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+.
*2: European specification. *3: Japanese specification

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