WASHINGTON, DC (Sept. 12, 2023) – The new 2024 Mazda CX-90 and CX-90 Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) have been awarded the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) highest safety rating, the 2023 TOP SAFETY PICK+.
“The stellar performance of these two new SUVs is a testament to Mazda’s commitment to safety,” said IIHS President David Harkey. “We strengthened our award requirements in 2023, and Mazda has stepped up to meet the challenge.”
“Safety is a top priority at Mazda and our engineers work tirelessly to continually improve our crashworthiness and crash avoidance technologies to meet and exceed increasingly rigorous testing standards,” said Mazda North American Operations President and CEO Tom Donnelly. “We are extremely proud to have the 2024 CX-90 and CX-90 PHEV achieve TOP SAFETY PICK+ for 2023.”
To qualify for the 2023 TOP SAFETY PICK+, a vehicle must earn good ratings in the driver-side small overlap front, passenger-side small overlap front, original moderate overlap front and updated side tests.
Acceptable or good headlights must be standard across all trims, and a front crash prevention system that earns advanced or superior ratings in both the daytime and nighttime vehicle-to-pedestrian evaluations must be available.
The Mazda3 Sedan, Mazda3 Hatchback, CX-30, CX-5, and CX-50 vehicles have all earned the 2023 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK award.