Mazda CX-5 Earns Highest Level of Recognition for Safety from IIHS
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Mazda CX-5 Earns Highest Level of Recognition for Safety from IIHS

2017 marks the fourth straight year that the cx-5 has earned the prestigious Top Safety pick+ award

July 12, 2017

The Mazda CX-5 may have introduced new features in its 2017 model, but the redesign has not done anything to diminish the vehicle's stellar safety reputation.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has announced that the 2017 CX-5 qualifies for its Top Safety Pick+ designation, the highest level of recognition the agency awards for auto safety.

Stellar Safety REcord

Just like the 2014, 2015, and 2016 models, the 2017 Mazda CX-5 received good ratings in all five of the Institute's crashworthiness tests — small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraints.

The 2017 CX-5 Excels

The small SUV comes with standard front crash prevention that earned an advanced rating in IIHS tests. An optional, higher-speed system earned a superior rating. Both versions avoided a collision in the 12 mph IIHS track test, and the optional system avoided a collision at 25 mph.

The headlights that come standard with the CX-5 Grand Touring and Sport trim lines earned an acceptable rating. The Grand Touring trim includes high beam assist, a feature that automatically switches between high beams and low beams, depending on the presence of other vehicles. The Touring trim comes with marginal-rated headlights.

About the top safety pick award

Vehicles with good crashworthiness ratings across the board and an available front crash prevention rating that earns an advanced or superior rating qualify for the IIHS Top Safety Pick designation. Top Safety Pick+ is awarded to vehicles that also have good or acceptable headlights.