2011 Mazda MAZDA3 Safety

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The 2011 Mazda3 isn't missing any safety features; beginning last year, all models (even the base Mazda3 SV) included electronic stability control, anti-lock brakes, front side airbags, and side-curtain bags. Active head restraints are also included.

And for those who would rather avoid accidents in the first place, strong four-wheel disc brakes are included in all Mazda3 models.

Crash-test results have been very good but not quite at the top of the class. The federal government, under last year's less-stringent testing, rated the 2010 Mazda3 five stars for frontal impact and four and five stars for side impact. New 2011 ratings for the model aren't yet out. The insurance-funded IIHS has given the Mazda3 its top 'good' rating in frontal offset and side tests, but it hasn't yet tested the model for roof crush.

The 2011 Mazda3 isn't missing any equipment with regard to safety, and its ratings have been quite good.

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