The latest, 2017 IIHS vehicle safety ratings are out and the Mazda 3 (and the Mazda 6 and also the CX-3) were three of the top 38 vehicles picked with the highest possible safety rating.
These Are the 38 Safest Cars of 2017 » AutoGuide.com News
I'm a new 15' Mazda 3 Owner and I wanted to know what "rating" of gas everyone on here uses? I've seen a few threads in the 201-2013 forums that the cars are made to run 87 but I wanted to know if that is true for Gen 3's
"The IIHS has now tested 32 small cars, including those assessed earlier. The best performer among them was the Mazda 3 sedan and hatchback".
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