First-Ever Mazda CX-70 Earns 2024 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK AWARD

31 May 2024

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety today announced the 2025 CX-70 and CX-70 Plug-in Hybrid have both received the prestigious 2024 TOP SAFETY PICK award.

The CX-70 and CX-70 PHEV have earned the 2024 TOP SAFETY PICK due to top safety ratings already received by CX-90 and CX-90 PHEV. CX-70 models employ the same advanced safety systems and strong foundation as CX-90 models.     

To qualify for the 2024 TOP SAFETY PICK award, vehicles need good ratings in the small overlap and original moderate overlap front crash tests, as well as a good rating in the updated side impact crash test. They also need acceptable- or good-rated headlights across all trim levels and acceptable or good ratings in pedestrian front crash prevention.

To earn the top-tier 2024 TOP SAFETY PICK+ award, vehicles must also receive an acceptable or good rating in IIHS's newest crash test, the updated moderate front overlap with rear occupant. CX-70 and CX-70 PHEV have been nominated to undergo this challenging test as soon as IIHS's schedule allows.

"We are very proud to have the CX-70 models earn 2024 TOP SAFETY PICK awards based on the strong safety record of the CX-90," said Mazda North American Operations President and CEO Tom Donnelly. "Our engineers work tirelessly to achieve the highest safety standards and we look forward to having the CX-70 and CX-70 PHEV achieve 2024 TOP SAFETY PICK+ following the updated moderate front overlap test later this year."

Earlier this year Mazda was honored with having five vehicles earn the highest, 2024 TOP SAFETY PICK+ award including the 2024 Mazda3 Sedan, Mazda3 Hatchback, CX-30, CX-50 (built after August 2023) and CX-90. 2024 CX-90 PHEV is currently a 2024 TOP SAFETY PICK winner, scheduled to undergo the updated moderate front overlap test this summer.

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