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2009 Mazda CX-9

Midsize SUV
  • Small overlap front
    P
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    M
1
Side airbags: head curtain airbags for all three rows of seats 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 (optional)
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2014
P
G
G
M
M
2013
P
G
G
M
M
2012
P
G
G
M
M
2011
P
G
G
M
M
2010
P
G
G
M
M
2009
P
G
G
M
2008
P
G
G
M
2007
P
G
G
M

Applies to 2007-14 models

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

The Mazda CX-9 was introduced in the 2007 model year.

Structure

The driver's space was seriously compromised by intruding structure. Lower interior intrusion measured as much as 43 cm at the lower hinge pillar. The parking brake pedal was pushed back 25 cm toward the driver. Upper interior intrusion measured 44 cm at the hinge pillar and 33-38 cm at the instrument panel. The steering column was pushed back 12 cm toward the driver.

Injury measures

A high head acceleration occurred when the dummy's head hit the window frame, indicating that head injuries would be possible in a crash of this severity. Measures indicate that injuries to the left knee also would be possible.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

The dummy’s head barely contacted the frontal airbag before sliding off the left side as the steering column moved 33 cm to the right, resulting in little airbag cushioning for the chest. Additionally, the side curtain airbag did not deploy, allowing the head to hit the intruding driver door window frame and window sill.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2014 Mazda CX-9 Touring 4wd
Weight 4,470 lbs.
Side airbagshead curtain airbags for all three rows of seats and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase113 in.
Length201 in.
Width76 in.
Engine3.7 L V6
EPA ratings16 mpg city / 22 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEN1408
Lower hinge pillar max (cm)43
Footrest (cm)19
Lower occupant compartment
Left toepan (cm)15
Brake pedal (cm)8
Parking brake (cm)25
Rocker panel lateral average (cm)6
Steering column12
Upper hinge pillar max (cm)44
Upper occupant compartment
Upper dash (cm)38
Lower instrument panel (cm)15

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEN1408
Head
HIC-15137
Peak gs at hard contact96.000000
Neck
Tension (kN)0.8
Extension bending moment (Nm)7
Maximum Nij 0.28
Chest maximum compression (mm)15
Femur (kN)
Left4.1
Right1.5
Knee displacement (mm)
Left13
Right5
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left1
Right0
Maximum tibia
Left0.68
Right0.64
Maximum tibia index
Left0.68
Right0.64
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left1.3
Right0.0
Foot acceleration (g)
Left83
Right35

Applies to 2007-14 models

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

The Mazda CX-9 was introduced in the 2007 model year.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the neck and chest indicate low risk of injuries to these body regions in a crash of this severity. High forces occurred on the dummy's head when it hit the steering wheel through the airbag, indicating that head injuries would be possible. Forces on the right tibia indicate that lower leg injuries would be possible. Head acceleration from the roof rail hit was low.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. During rebound, the dummy's head hit the roof rail.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2008 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 4wd
Weight 4,608 lbs.
Side airbagshead curtain airbags for all three rows of seats and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase113 in.
Length200 in.
Width76 in.
Engine3.7 L V6
EPA ratings15 mpg city / 21 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEF0802
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)3
Left (cm)2
Center (cm)7
Right (cm)7
Brake pedal (cm)5
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)-1
Right (cm)-1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)1
Rearward (cm)4
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)0

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEF0802
Head
HIC-15687
Peak gs at hard contact98.000000
Neck
Tension (kN)1.5
Extension bending moment (Nm)27
Maximum Nij 0.42
Chest maximum compression (mm)30
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)0.9
Femur force - right (kN)2.3
Knee displacement - left (mm)1
Knee displacement - right (mm)0
Maximum tibia index - left0.34
Maximum tibia index - right0.89
Tibia axial force - left (kN)1.9
Tibia axial force - right (kN)4.6
Foot acceleration (g)
Left92
Right104

Applies to 2007-14 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
A
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-9 was introduced in the 2007 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 vehicle2008 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 4wd
Weight 4,566 lbs.
Side airbagsstandard head curtain airbags for all three rows of seats and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase113 in.
Length200 in.
Width76 in.
Engine3.7 L V6
EPA ratings15 mpg city / 21 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCES0803
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.
-11.0

Driver injury measures

Test IDCES0803
Head HIC-1581
Neck
Tension (kN)0.8
Compression (kN)0.0
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)30
Lateral force (kN)1.5
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)23
Average deflection (mm)21
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)2.09
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.23
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)1.5
Acetabulum force (kN)2.6
Combined force (kN)3.7
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.8
L-M moment (Nm)105
A-P moment (Nm) 45

Passenger injury measures

Test IDCES0803
Head HIC-15117
Neck
Tension (kN)0.2
Compression (kN)0.4
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)34
Lateral force (kN)1.9
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)31
Average deflection (mm)24
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)3.22
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.36
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)0.8
Acetabulum force (kN)3.0
Combined force (kN)3.5
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.5
L-M moment (Nm)81
A-P moment (Nm) -27

Applies to 2007-09 models

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

Seat type

Grand Touring seats

How this test is conducted

Seat typeGrand Touring seats
Geometry
Backset (mm)60
Distance below top of head (mm)26
Seat design parameters
Pass/failFail
Max T1 acceleration (g)12.9
Head contact time (ms)104
Force ratingModerate
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)132
Max neck tension (N)682

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