The IIHS has released its crash test results for the 2013 Mazda CX-5. The all-new compact SUV earned a spot on the IIHS’ “Top Safety Picks” list, making it the first 2013 model to be among the safest 2012 SUVs.
CX-5 Crash Test Results
The CX-5 earned its place by receiving “good” evaluations in rear impact, rollover, front, and side impact evaluations. While the CX-5 is known for featuring Mazda’s new SkyActiv engine technology, the model also has makes use of strong, but lightweight materials that offer excellent safety protection.
This is evidenced by the CX-5’s 5.47 times the vehicle weight resistance score in the roof strength resistance test, which measures how a vehicle would perform in a rollover accident. Only a 4.0 times weight resistance score is needed to be considered “Good” by the IIHS.
Watch below to see how the CX-5 fared in the IIHS’ 40 mph frontal off-center crash test.
An Important Award for Mazda
The CX-5 is only the second Mazda model to make the “Top Safety Picks” list since 2010 and its first crossover model to make the list since that time. Safety is an important factor for vehicle buyers so the award is more good news for Mazda as it launches the compact crossover model.
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