In recent years, we have seen a steady rise in SUV sales. They are the number one vehicle choice in South Africa as they offer everything a driver desires in a vehicle. While some prefer full-size SUVs, others enjoy driving smaller, more compact versions.
These models offer a great transition from sedan to SUV, and the 2021 Mazda CX-3 is certainly one of the best choices. It’s safety features are unrivalled, and we discover below just how the 2021 CX-3 is the perfect vehicle to keep you and your passengers safe.
- Mazda Cruise Control with Stop & Go.
This feature maintains a present speed and minimum following distance from the vehicle ahead. If it detects a reduction in speed, the system will slow or stop the vehicle as needed. With the ability to bring you to a complete stop in traffic and take off again once traffic moves, the MRCC with Stop & Go function ensures you’re always driving safely.
- Advanced Smart City Brake Support with Pedestrian Detection.
Smart City Brake Support (SCBS) helps the driver avoid frontal collisions while driving at the slow speeds (approximately 4 – 30 km/h) common in urban areas/cities or congested traffic.
When driving in such areas, this feature will detect vehicles and pedestrians in your path and prepares the braking system.
*Disclaimer: SCBS is designed to reduce the risk of accidents by helping the driver avoid frontal collisions at slow speeds. However, the system has its limitations, and no safety system or combination of such systems can prevent all accidents. These systems are not a replacement for safe and attentive driving. Please always drive carefully and do not rely on technology to prevent an accident. Not all these systems are available on all models or in all markets, so please contact your local Mazda dealer for details on availability. Please refer to your owners’ manual for additional important system details, limitations, and warnings.
- Smart Brake Support with Collision Warning.
This feature works the same as the smart city brake support but at higher speeds. However, this system can detect potential collisions and apply the brakes to stop or slow the CX-3.
- Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Traffic Alert.
Mazda’s Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) uses radars mounted in the rear bumper to detect vehicles approaching from behind and in the neighboring lane. It alerts drivers about the presence of vehicles in the blind spot on either side by displaying an icon in the appropriate door mirror. If the driver indicates to change lanes and there is a vehicle in the blind spot, the icon flashes and a warning beep is sounded.
Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) is designed to help you make sure that it’s safe for the driver to start reversing the car. The system uses the same radars and indicators as BSM to watch for vehicles coming from both sides and alert the driver when they come near.
- Lane Departure Warning.
The (LDWS) detects line marking on the road surface and warns the driver of unintentional lane departures. When the lane change is accompanied by turn signal operation or acceleration, the system recognizes the actions as intentional and does not sound an alarm. Mazda’s lane departure warning system is included in its i-ACTIVSENSE which is an umbrella term that covers a series of advanced safety technologies which use millimetre wave radars and cameras.