The 2014 Mazda6 Receives “Advanced” Rating From the IIHS

October 4th, 2013 by

2014 Mazda6
It can be difficult to find an affordable vehicle that is both stylish and loaded with the latest technology. Fortunately for Elgin, IL area drivers, there is the 2014 Mazda6 here at Biggers Mazda. In addition to being named a “Top Safety Pick+,” the highest distinction given to a vehicle from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), this innovative automobile also earned a rating of “Advanced” from the IIHS due to the performance of its front crash prevention systems.

About the New Rating System

The new rating system from the IIHS was based on research compiled by the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI). This data showed that automatic braking and forward collision warning systems are making a significant difference in preventing front-to-rear crashes.

The Mazda6 comes equipped with a variety of high-tech features that help drivers recognize hazards and collisions as well as reduce damage if a crash is unavoidable. These systems are part of the collective i-ACTIVSENSE.

i-ACTIVSENSE on the 2014 Mazda6

The 2014 Mazda6 has several available features as part of i-ACTIVSENSE, including:

  • Lane Departure Warning: This feature is able to monitor the lane markings on the road and lets the driver know if it thinks the vehicle may veer from its lane.
  • Smart City Brake Support: SCBS assists in decreasing the likeliness of a collision. When travelling at 19 mph or less, a laser sensor can detect when there is a possible crash. If the system believes the risk is high, brake pedal travel is reduced. If the driver is unable to perform any avoidance maneuvers, the vehicle automatically stops.
  • High Beam Control: This system will switch between high and low beams automatically.
  • Mazda Radar Cruise Control: MRCC determines if there is enough space between your vehicle and the one in front of you. It will then adjust the speed of your vehicle so that you can maintain a safe following distance.

Visit Biggers Mazda Today

If you would like to see the impressive safety features on the  2014 Mazda6 for yourself, feel free to stop by Biggers Mazda in Elgin today to take this sleek and sporty vehicle for a spin. Once you have experienced the 2014 Mazda6, other vehicles can’t quite compare. We hope to see you soon!

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