CX-9 Named IIHS Top Safety Pick+

April 15th, 2020 by

Not too long ago, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety announced the 2020 Mazda CX-30 was chosen as a Top Safety Pick. Now, Mazda has another winner on its hands! The Mazda CX-9, built after December 2019, was honored with the IIHS’s top honor being named as a Top Safety Pick+! Did you know that Mazda has won more IIHS awards than any other automotive brand?  Keep reading for more great details!





We we’ve previously noted, in order to earn the TOP SAFETY PICK+ honor, a vehicle much good ratings in each of the following crash-worthiness tests:

  • Moderate overlap front
  • Driver-side small overlap front
  • Passenger-side small overlap front
  • Side
  • Roof strength
  • Head restraints & seats

According to Mazda, “The 2020 CX-9 also earned advanced or superior ratings for front crash prevention in both vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian evaluations. Additionally, the 2020 CX-9, achieved a good headlight rating for all models built after December 2019.”

Tremendous Honor

“Earning the 2020 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ for Mazda’s 2020 CX-9 is a great honor and reflects our unending commitment to safety for our owners,” said Mazda President Jeff Guyton. “Our customers are at the forefront of our safety development and Mazda is dedicated to providing the most advanced safety technologies to give our customers a more joyful and confident driving experience.”




Earning this award was partly due to Mazda’s i-Activsense suite of safety technologies. These technologies utilize milliwave radar and cameras.

  • Mazda’s i-Activsense advanced safety technologies featured on the 2020 CX-9 include: Advanced Smart City Brake Support with Pedestrian Detection
  • Smart Brake Support with Collision Warning
  • Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go Function
  • Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Lane Departure Warning System with Lane-Keep Assist
  • High Beam Control
  • Adaptive Front-Lighting System
  • Traffic Sign Recognition.

Want to learn more about the award winning Mazda CX-9? By all means, give Beach Mazda a call today!

Posted in 2020 Models, Awards