Mazda engineers rigorously challenge the common misconception that strength comes from weight. The MAZDA2 is proof that light yet strong materials provide the ultimate in safety engineering. Starting with “Triple H” body construction, strength, power and proficiency are distinctive traits of its lightweight, high-tensile steel. Reinforced driver’s and passenger’s compartments provide protection on all sides. A standard collapsible steering column absorbs energy in the event of a heavy frontal impact, while a foldaway brake assembly reduces the risk of serious injuries to the ankle and leg. Additional spot welds and specialized adhesives between panels help improve body strength where it counts and impact absorption where needed. Bottom line: A light ride can be a safe one, and the MAZDA2 is proof of that.