The 2016 Mazda 6, which is on sale now at Mazda dealerships, received five stars in the front and side crash tests and four stars in the rollover crash test.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has given the 2016 Mazda 6 the best-possible rating of "Good" in each of the Institute's crash tests. It also received a rating of "Advanced" for its optional "Smart City Brake Support" frontal crash prevention system.
Standard safety features are carried over from the 2015 model year and include six airbags, antilock brakes, stability control, traction control and brake assist.
On the 2016 Mazda 6 Touring model, standard safety features include a rearview camera and blind-spot monitoring system. The Smart City Brake Support system is part of a $1,675 Technology package that also includes adaptive headlights.
Key Mazda 6 competitors include the Ford Fusion, Honda Accord and Toyota Camry. Car shoppers should note that the 2016 Ford Fusion also received the top five-star safety rating from NHTSA. The 2016 Honda Accord and Toyota Camry have not been rated, but the 2015 models received the top five-star safety rating.
Edmunds says: The Mazda 6 is presently one of Edmunds.com's top recommended midsize sedans. Top crash scores make the refreshed 2016 model even more appealing.