Source: Mazda announcement

IRVINE, Calif. – Known for its bold, sophisticated styling, the 2021 Mazda3 2.5 Turbo has more to offer than its breathtakingly sophisticated design. When Mazda3 drivers get behind the wheel they are grasping hold of a powerful driving machine equipped with new technologies that provide a safer, more premium drive.

One of the ways Mazda delivers a safer drive is through Smart City Brake Support Reverse with Rear Cross-Traffic Braking. This new i-Activsense safety features can help a driver by automatically applying the brakes when the vehicle is reversing at speeds between 2 to 4 mph if an obstacle exists or when backing out of a parking space a crossing vehicle is detected. From leaving parking spots to backing out of a driveway, these new features help the driver avoid accident-causing obstacles.

Traffic Jam Assist is a new support feature that enhances the preexisting technology of Mazda Radar Cruise Control by providing steering inputs at speeds under 40 mph. From warning of lane deviation to the slowing of vehicles ahead, this feature helps takes the stress out of commutes by giving the driver information necessary to help be in better control of their drive. As well, the 360° View Monitor with front and rear parking sensors is now available on the Mazda3 with high-definition digital clarity.

Already familiar to Mazda3 drivers is Active Driving Display, which projects the vehicle’s speed, blind spot monitoring and other helpful information onto the windshield. This technology helps the driver to process information faster by keeping eyes focused on one place, the road ahead. Mazda’s Adaptive Front-lighting System also returns on the 2021 model. This feature is designed to help the driver see around corners at night because the LED headlights pivot in the in the direction of the turn to help improve visibility and spot potential hazards ahead.

In 2020, Mazda earned the most IIHS “TOP SAFETY PICK+” (TSP+) awards of any other automaker and is one of the few automakers able to meet the stringent new IIHS headlight requirements for the TSP+ rating. For 2021, that same commitment to safety has resulted in the continual refinement and introduction of technology that keeps drivers in control while providing ample support.