Small Yet Safe

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2016 Mazda Mazda3 — Top Safety Pick +
Front Crash Prevention: Advanced (2 points)
Annual Insurance Costs: $1,374–$1,479
Available as either a 4-door hatchback or sedan, the Mazda3 comes well equipped, considering it has a starting price around $18,000. Mazda3 features i-ACTIVSENSE, which is an umbrella term to cover a suite of available camera and radar-based safety features. On the Mazda3, this can include Forward Obstruction Warning and Smart City Brake Support. The FOW system warns the driver both audibly and visually when there is a high risk of collision (at speeds up to 92 mph), while SCBS will prepare the brakes by reducing brake-pedal travel and, if necessary, apply the brakes automatically. SCBS only activates at speeds below 19 mph.
Additional Costs: The i-ACTIVSENSE package requires the additional purchase of the Grand Touring Technology package for an additional $2,600.

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