Mazda crossover SUV picks up strong IIHS scores for 2019

By Product Expert | Posted in Mazda CX-5 on Monday, February 25th, 2019 at 9:40 pm
A front view of the 2019 Mazda CX-5 parked in the woods.

How good are the safety scores for the 2019 Mazda CX-5?

The 2019 model year has been incredible for Mazda and its lineup of new crossover SUVs available at the Gorman McCracken Mazda showroom. This is especially true of the two-row Mazda CX-5 and three-row Mazda CX-5. For the current model year, the automaker has introduced new connectivity technology to its larger crossover SUVs, but today, we’re focusing on systems we hope owners and drivers will never have to use. So, how good are the safety scores for the 2019 Mazda CX-5? Well, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the midsize Mazda platform is one of the safest in its class as was worthy of its Top Safety Pick Plus designation – especially when its equipped with the latest safety technology.

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Safety scores have been evaluated by how a vehicle protects its occupants after a collision occurs. However, the modern evaluation done by the experts at the IIHS requires that automakers implement crash-avoidance systems to prevent these impacts from occurring in the first place. On Touring trims of the 2019 Mazda CX-5 and above, the i-ACTIVESENSE system provides automatic headlights, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist and upgraded capability for the forward collision warning system that also features pedestrian detection.

A photo of the steering wheel and parts of the driver's cockpit in the 2019 Mazda CX-5.
Another photo of the driver's cockpit in the 2019 Mazda CX-5.

“Our Mazda Proactive Safety Philosophy guides us to develop cars and crossover SUVs that are both nimble and responsive to help a driver avoid incidents altogether,” Masahiro Moro, president and CEO of Mazda North American Operations and managing executive officer, Mazda Motor Corporation, said in a press release.

A properly outfitted version of the 2019 Mazda CX-5 with front crash prevention gets top scores from the IIHS in all categories. This includes the driver- and passenger-side small overlap front collision test as well as the crucial moderate overlap front crash test. A vehicle must run the table with top scores in order to be called a Top Safety Pick Plus.

You can see the 2019 Mazda CX-5 in action today by scheduling a test drive with a Gorman McCracken Mazda product expert today.

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