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Mazda3 earns Top Safety Pick award from IIHS

by Aaron Richardson (RSS feed) on Mar 22nd, 2011 at 8:57AM

2011 Mazda3 Top Safety Pick – Click above for high-res image gallery The Insurance Istitute for Highway Safety has awarded the 2011 Mazda3 its coveted Top Safety Pick award. Both the 3 hatchback and sedan received "good" ratings when put up against the IIHS's roof crush machine, which applies constant pressure to the roof of the car. To earn a "good" rating, the car's roof has to withstand pressure equal to four times the car's weight before being compressed five inches. The Mazda3 sedan's roof withstood a force equal to 5.32 times its weight, while the hatchback gave up at 5.09... Read More

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