2014 Mazda 6 Earns Five-Star Rating From Federal Government | Edmunds

2014 Mazda 6 Earns Five-Star Rating From Federal Government


Just the Facts:
  • The 2014 Mazda 6 midsize sedan earned a five-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
  • The Mazda 6 received four stars in the front crash test, five stars in the side crash test and four stars in the rollover crash test.
  • The Mazda 6 has been named a 2014 Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

WASHINGTON — The 2014 Mazda 6 midsize sedan earned a five-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The Mazda 6 received four stars in the front crash test, five stars in the side crash test and four stars in the rollover crash test.

The Mazda 6 has been named a 2014 Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The Japanese sedan received "good" ratings in all IIHS crash tests, but earned an "acceptable" rating in the small overlap front crash test. The test is designed to replicate what happens when the front corner of a vehicle collides with another vehicle or an object like a tree or utility pole.

Standard safety equipment on the 2014 Mazda 6 includes antilock brakes and stability control. A lane-departure warning system is optional. A rear cross-traffic alert system is standard on the Mazda 6 Touring and Grand Touring models.

The Mazda 6 competes with the Hyundai Sonata, Nissan Altima, Toyota Camry and Volkswagen Passat, among others.

Edmunds says: Some important information for car shoppers to consider as they comparison-shop in this crowded segment.

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