2015 Mazda 3
“Available active-safety extras and top-notch protection earn Top Safety Pick+ status for the 2015 Mazda 3.”
The 2015 Mazda 3 is a charming family of compact sedans and hatchbacks, and it already earns our recognition as one of the best-looking, most fun-to-drive cars in its class. So it’s some icing on the cake, so to say, to find out that the Mazda 3 is also one of the safest. Much of the lineup now gets Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and a rearview camera system, and with the available Smart City Brake Support and Forward Collision Warning systems, using laser sensors to anticipate an imminent collision and activate emergency braking, you can get the active-safety systems that usually require a luxury badge—in a car that’s still quite affordable.