<p><em>Photo of Mazda CX-3 courtesy of Mazda.</em></p>

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has named the 2016 Mazda CX-3 subcompact crossover a Top Safety Pick+ award winner, Mazda North American Operations said.

To qualify for Top Safety Pick+, a vehicle must earn “good” ratings in all five crashworthiness tests and have an available front crash prevention system that earns an “advanced” or “superior” rating.

Available safety features offered on the CX-3 include Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM), Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA), Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS), Active Driving Display pop-up head-up display, and daytime running lights and tail lights.

Additionally, the Grand Touring i-ACTIVSENSE package includes Mazda Radar Cruise Control, Smart City Brake Support, Smart Brake Support, High Beam Control System, Lane Departure Warning System, rain-sensing wipers, and auto on/off headlights.

The 2017 Mazda CX-3 goes on sale at the beginning of July.