RICHMOND HILL, ON, – The all-new 2013 Mazda CX-5 compact crossover SUV was recognized today as a “Top Safety Pick” by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The CX-5 received the organization’s highest possible crash safety rating of “Good” in all four tests conducted.
Vehicles receive ratings based on results from the Institute’s evaluations on front, side, and rear impact crash tests as well as a roof strength test (implemented in 2010), which measures occupant protection in the event of a rollover. Each vehicle’s overall evaluation is based on measurements of intrusion specific to each crash angle and the injury impact on crash test dummies positioned within the vehicles at the time of collision.
All CX-5s are equipped with the all-new SKYACTIV-Body and SKYACTIV-Chassis, which ensure a vehicle structure as reinforced and quiet as it is rigid and absorbs impacts. The SKYACTIV-Chassis weighs less than current Mazda platforms and includes a front strut suspension and a multi-link rear format along with an assortment of design changes for added ride comfort. The SKYACTIV-Body is comprised of 61 percent high-tensile steel, creating a lighter, stronger body with superior handling. The all-new CX-5 also is the first production vehicle to utilize 1,800MPa ultra-high tensile steel, which is utilized in the front and rear bumper beams and results in parts that are 20 percent stronger and 10.6 pounds lighter than previous generation bumpers.
Other standard safety equipment includes six airbags (front, side, and full side-curtain airbags with rollover sensors), four wheel disk brakes, Anti-lock Braking System with Electronic Brake Force Distribution and Brake Assist, Hill Launch Assist, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), a Traction Control System (TCS), a fold-away brake pedal assembly, front and rear crumple zones, three-point safety belts for all seating positions, front seatbelt pretensioners, second row ISOFIX child seat tether anchors and a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS).