Applies to 2014 models built after October 2013
|Structure and safety cage|
|Restraints and dummy kinematics|
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).
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.
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 vehicle||2014 Mazda CX-5 Sport 4wd|
|Weight|| 3,343 lbs.|
|Side airbags||front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags|
|Engine||2.0 L 4-cylinder|
|EPA ratings||25 mpg city / 31 mpg highway|
How this test is conducted
Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side
|Lower hinge pillar max (cm)||7|
|Lower occupant compartment|
|Left toepan (cm)||5|
|Brake pedal (cm)||8|
|Parking brake (cm)|
|Rocker panel lateral average (cm)||1|
|Upper hinge pillar max (cm)||8|
|Upper occupant compartment|
|Upper dash (cm)||7|
|Lower instrument panel (cm)||5|
Driver injury measures
|Peak gs at hard contact||no contact|
|Tension (kN)||1.4 |
|Extension bending moment (Nm)||8 |
|Maximum Nij ||0.26 |
|Chest maximum compression (mm)||24 |
|Knee displacement (mm)|
|Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)|
|Maximum tibia index|
|Tibia axial force (kN)|
|Foot acceleration (g)|