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2017 Mazda CX-5

Small SUV
Crashworthiness
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G

Crash avoidance & Mitigation
Front crash prevention
Crash avoidance rating
FCW Not Qualified
autobrake
not tested

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Model year Front overlap Side Roof strength Head restraints & seats Front crash prevention
Small Moderate
2017
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
FCW Not Qualified
autobrake
not tested
2016
G
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Superior
2015
G
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Advanced
2014
G
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Advanced
2013
M
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available

Applies to 2017 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 redesigned for the 2017 model year. Moderate overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Mazda as part of frontal crash test verification.

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

Dummy movement was well controlled. The driver side curtain airbag deployed during the crash. After the dummy moved forward into the frontal airbag, it rebounded into the seat without its head coming close to any stiff structure that could cause injury.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle 2017 Mazda CX-5 Touring 4-door 4wd
Weight 3,519 lbs.
Side airbags front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase 106 in.
Length 179 in.
Width 72 in.
Engine 2.5 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings 23 mpg city / 29 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTF1709
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 1
Left (cm) 2
Center (cm) 5
Right (cm) 4
Brake pedal (cm) 2
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 0
Right (cm) -1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) -1
Rearward (cm) -5
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 0

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF1709
Head
HIC-15 104
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.1
Extension bending moment (Nm) 21
Maximum Nij 0.24
Chest maximum compression (mm) 31
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 0.3
Femur force - right (kN) 0.8
Knee displacement - left (mm) 1
Knee displacement - right (mm) 1
Maximum tibia index - left 0.35
Maximum tibia index - right 0.50
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.7
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 1.5
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 48
Right 144

Applies to 2017 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 redesigned for the 2017 model year. Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Mazda as part of side crash test verification.

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 vehicle 2017 Mazda CX-5 Sport 4-door 2wd
Weight 3,287 lbs.
Side airbags standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase 106 in.
Length 179 in.
Width 72 in.
Engine 2.0 L 4-cylinder (Canada-only availablity)
EPA ratings 25 mpg city / 32 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTS1707
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.
-23.0

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTS1707
Head HIC-15 209
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.8
Compression (kN) 0.1
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 20
Lateral force (kN) 1.1
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 27
Average deflection (mm) 23
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 2.81
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.21
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.0
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.4
Combined force (kN) 2.4
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.9
L-M moment (Nm) 41
A-P moment (Nm) 70

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTS1707
Head HIC-15 152
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.1
Compression (kN) 0.8
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 28
Lateral force (kN) 1.6
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 20
Average deflection (mm) 17
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 4.61
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.17
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.7
Acetabulum force (kN) 2.6
Combined force (kN) 3.0
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.3
L-M moment (Nm) 52
A-P moment (Nm) -40

Applies to 2017 models

System details

  • Standard Smart City Brake Support

Overall evaluation

Crash avoidance rating
FCW Not Qualified
autobrake
not tested
0 points total

Forward collision warning

This system does not meet the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's criteria for forward collision warning.
0 points

Low-speed autobrake

Autobrake not tested.
0 points

High-speed autobrake

Autobrake not tested.
0 points

How this rating is determined

Applies to 2017 models

System details

  • Optional Smart Brake Support
  • standard Smart City Brake Support

Package name

  • Optional Touring i-Activsense Package or Grand Touring Trim

Overall evaluation

Crash avoidance rating
FCW Not Qualified
autobrake
not tested
0 points total

Forward collision warning

This system does not meet the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's criteria for forward collision warning.
0 points

Low-speed autobrake

Autobrake not tested.
0 points

High-speed autobrake

Autobrake not tested.
0 points

How this rating is determined

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

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