2018 Mazda CX-5 Safety Rating

October 31st, 2018 by

2018 Mazda CX-5 Driving on Highway

Mazda safety ratings are among the strongest in the industry, and the 2018 Mazda CX-5 is no exception. It received the highest award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS): the 2018 Top Safety Pick+ award. That ensures you can drive with confidence on the streets of Kings Mountain and beyond. Find out more details on this rating and others at Gastonia.

Mazda CX-5 – IIHS Safety Rating

The IIHS has had a chance to put the 2018 Mazda CX-5 through extensive testing. It received the highest possible “Good” rating in the following areas:

  • Small Overlap Front – Driver Side
  • Small Overlap Front – Passenger Side
  • Moderate Overlap Front
  • Side Crashworthiness
  • Roof Strength
  • Head Restraints and Seats
  • Headlights

In addition, the Front Crash Prevention system was rated as “Superior.” It avoided a collision in both the 12 mph and 25 mph test. Compared to the 2017 model, the headlights rating improved from an “Acceptable” to a “Good” rating. That ensures a strong combination of visibility and safety when navigating Gastonia.
Woman walking to a 2018 Mazda CX-5 Parked on Side of Road

Mazda CX-5 Overall NHTSA Safety Rating

The 2018 Mazda CX-5 has also earned strong safety ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. This organization undergoes crash testing to ensure the CX-5 keeps you protected in the event of a collision. Learn about crash test scores today:

  • Overall Front Driver and Passenger Star Rating: 5 Stars
    • Front Driver Side: 5 Stars
    • Front Passenger Side: 5 Stars
  • Overall Side Crash Star Rating: 5 Stars
    • Overall Side Pole Star Rating: 5 Stars
    • Side Barrier Rating: 5 Stars
      • Side Barrier Rear Passenger Rating: 4 Stars
      • Barrier Driver Rating: 5 Stars
  • Rollover Star Rating: 4 Stars

While the side pole barrier test simulates a crash with an object like a utility pole or tree, the front crash tests simulate a head-on collision between two similar vehicles travelling at 35 mph.

Mazda CX-5 Safety Features

The new Mazda CX-5 can be equipped with I-ACTIVSENSE® safety features that set it apart from the competition:

  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Smart City Brake Support
  • Advance Blind Spot Monitoring
  • Adaptive Front Lighting
  • High Beam Control
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Lane Keep Assist

Find the Mazda CX-5 for Sale at Mazda of Gastonia

To learn more about Mazda CX-5 safety features, contact Mazda of Gastonia. We’re located just a short drive from Shelby, so stop by today to compare it to the Honda CR-V!


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