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2014 Mazda CX-5

Small SUV

Crashworthiness
Front crash
prevention
Crash avoidance rating
Advanced
with optional
equipment
  • Small overlap front
    G
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G
  • Roof strength
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    G
Ratings shown are the latest available for this model year.
See below for ratings based on manufacture date.
1
Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
2
Rollover sensor: designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover
3
Electronic stability control, includes roll stability control
4
Antilock brakes
5
Daytime running lights
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2014
G
G
G
G
G
2013
M
G
G
G
G

Applies to 2014 models built after October 2013

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
A
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Hip/thigh
G
Lower leg/foot
G
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Mazda CX-5 was introduced in the 2013 model year. Beginning with 2014 models built after October 2013, the front and side airbag programming and the front structure were modified to improve occupant protection in small overlap frontal crashes (note: information about when a specific vehicle was manufactured is on the certification label typically affixed to the car on or near the driver door).

Structure

The driver space was maintained reasonably well, with maximum intrusion of the upper interior of 7-8 cm at the upper hinge pillar and instrument panel. Lower interior intrusion measured 8 cm at the brake pedal.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

The dummy’s movement was well controlled. The dummy’s head loaded the frontal airbag, which stayed in front of the dummy until rebound. The side curtain airbag deployed and had sufficient forward coverage to protect the head from contact with side structure and outside objects. The side torso airbag also deployed.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2014 Mazda CX-5 Sport 4wd
Weight 3,343 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase106 in.
Length179 in.
Width72 in.
Engine2.0 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings25 mpg city / 31 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEN1345
Lower hinge pillar max (cm)7
Footrest (cm)7
Lower occupant compartment
Left toepan (cm)5
Brake pedal (cm)8
Parking brake (cm)
Rocker panel lateral average (cm)1
Steering column0
Upper hinge pillar max (cm)8
Upper occupant compartment
Upper dash (cm)7
Lower instrument panel (cm)8

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEN1345
Head
HIC-15181
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)1.4
Extension bending moment (Nm)8
Maximum Nij 0.26
Chest maximum compression (mm)24
Femur (kN)
Left1.4
Right0.2
Knee displacement (mm)
Left3
Right0
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left0
Right0
Maximum tibia index
Left0.38
Right0.48
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left1.3
Right1.6
Foot acceleration (g)
Left52
Right58

Applies to 2013-14 models built before November 2013

Overall evaluation
M
Structure and safety cage
P
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Hip/thigh
G
Lower leg/foot
A
Restraints and dummy kinematics
M
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Mazda CX-5 was introduced in the 2013 model year.

Structure

The driver's space was seriously compromised by intruding structure. Lower interior intrusion measured as much as 28 cm at the hinge pillar, and the upper hinge pillar and instrument panel intruded 19-21 cm.

Injury measures

Measures from the dummy indicate that injuries to the left knee and left lower leg would be possible in a crash of this severity. The risk of significant injuries to other body regions is low.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

The dummy’s head contacted the frontal airbag but slid off the left side as the steering column moved 12 cm to the right, leaving the head vulnerable to contact with forward side structure. Additionally, the seat belt allowed excessive forward excursion of the dummy’s head and torso. The side curtain airbag deployed too late during the crash and does not have sufficient forward coverage to protect the head from contact with forward side structure and outside objects.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2013 Mazda CX-5 Sport 4wd
Weight 3,341 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase106 in.
Length179 in.
Width72 in.
Engine2.0 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings25 mpg city / 31 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEN1306
Lower hinge pillar max (cm)28
Footrest (cm)15
Lower occupant compartment
Left toepan (cm)13
Brake pedal (cm)9
Parking brake (cm)
Rocker panel lateral average (cm)4
Steering column7
Upper hinge pillar max (cm)21
Upper occupant compartment
Upper dash (cm)19
Lower instrument panel (cm)20

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEN1306
Head
HIC-1595
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)1.3
Extension bending moment (Nm)7
Maximum Nij 0.23
Chest maximum compression (mm)21
Femur (kN)
Left4.9
Right0.2
Knee displacement (mm)
Left15
Right0
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left3
Right0
Maximum tibia index
Left0.90
Right0.55
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left1.3
Right0.6
Foot acceleration (g)
Left54
Right58

Applies to 2013-14 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
G
Leg/foot, right
G
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Mazda CX-5 was introduced in the 2013 model year.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity. Head acceleration from the grab handle contact was low.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. The driver side curtain airbag deployed during the crash. During rebound, the dummy’s head contacted the side curtain airbag, dislodged headliner, and grab handle above the side airbag.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2013 Mazda CX-5 Sport 4wd
Weight 3,346 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase106 in.
Length179 in.
Width72 in.
Engine2.0 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings25 mpg city / 31 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEF1202
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)3
Left (cm)6
Center (cm)8
Right (cm)4
Brake pedal (cm)2
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)0
Right (cm)-1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)-2
Rearward (cm)4
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)0

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEF1202
Head
HIC-15325
Peak gs at hard contact17
Neck
Tension (kN)1.0
Extension bending moment (Nm)12
Maximum Nij 0.25
Chest maximum compression (mm)27
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)0.2
Femur force - right (kN)1.0
Knee displacement - left (mm)0
Knee displacement - right (mm)0
Maximum tibia index - left0.21
Maximum tibia index - right0.68
Tibia axial force - left (kN)1.5
Tibia axial force - right (kN)1.6
Foot acceleration (g)
Left45
Right46

Applies to 2013-14 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Side crash test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

The Mazda CX-5 was introduced in the 2013 model year.

Injury measures

Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Passenger — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Head protection

Driver — The dummy's head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.

Passenger — The dummy's head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2013 Mazda CX-5 Sport 4wd
Weight 3,332 lbs.
Side airbagsstandard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase106 in.
Length179 in.
Width72 in.
Engine2.0 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings25 mpg city / 31 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCES1202
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm)
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.
-18.5

Driver injury measures

Test IDCES1202
Head HIC-15188
Neck
Tension (kN)0.9
Compression (kN)0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)30
Lateral force (kN)1.3
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)20
Average deflection (mm)18
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)2.89
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.18
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)1.7
Acetabulum force (kN)1.5
Combined force (kN)3.1
Left femur
L-M force (kN)1.3
L-M moment (Nm)148
A-P moment (Nm) 46

Passenger injury measures

Test IDCES1202
Head HIC-15103
Neck
Tension (kN)0.2
Compression (kN)0.7
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)28
Lateral force (kN)1.6
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)23
Average deflection (mm)16
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)2.26
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.20
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)0.2
Acetabulum force (kN)2.3
Combined force (kN)2.3
Left femur
L-M force (kN)1.0
L-M moment (Nm)84
A-P moment (Nm) -45

Applies to 2013-14 models

Overall evaluation
G
Curb weight3,330 lbs
Peak force18,209 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio5.47
Tested vehicle
2013 Mazda CX-5 Sport 4-door 4wd
Roof strength test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

In the test, the strength of the roof is determined by pushing a metal plate against one side of it at a slow but constant speed. The force applied relative to the vehicle's weight is known as the strength-to-weight ratio. This graph shows how the ratio varied as the test of this vehicle progressed. The peak strength-to-weight ratio recorded at any time before the roof is crushed 5 inches is the key measurement of roof strength.

A good rating requires a strength-to-weight ratio of at least 4. In other words, the roof must withstand a force of at least 4 times the vehicle's weight before the plate crushes the roof by 5 inches. For an acceptable rating, the minimum required strength-to-weight ratio is 3.25. For a marginal rating, it is 2.5. Anything lower than that is poor.

How this test is conducted

Applies to 2013-14 models

Overall evaluation
G
Dynamic rating
G
Seat/head restraint geometry
G
Important: Ratings for head restraints & seats should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

Seat type

Manual cloth seats

How this test is conducted

Seat typeManual cloth seats
Geometry
Backset (mm)20
Distance below top of head (mm)-2
Seat design parameters
Pass/failPass
Max T1 acceleration (g)11.1
Head contact time (ms)54
Force ratingLow
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)0
Max neck tension (N)174

Applies to 2014-15 models

System details

  • Optional Smart City Brake Support

Package name

  • Optional Grand Touring Technology Package, Touring Technology Package

Overall evaluation

Crash avoidance rating
Advanced
with optional
equipment
2 points total

Forward collision warning

Not available.
0 points

Low-speed autobrake

In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
2 points

High-speed autobrake

In the 25 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 0 mph.
0 points

Tested vehicle

2014 Mazda CX-5 Touring 4-door 2wd

How this rating is determined

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