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2017 Mazda CX-5 gets top safety score

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CX-5 safety credentials applauded

It’s one of Australia’s best-selling models, now the 2017 Mazda CX-5 comes with the reassurance that it’s one of the safest vehicles on the roads.

While still not yet ANCAP rated, the recently superseded first-generation Mazda CX-5 did boast a top Aussie safety score and we’d be extremely surprised if that didn’t continue with the recently launched new model.

Now, in the U.S., the second-gen CX-5 has nabbed a top safety score.

The Mazda SUV has been given a Top Safety Pick+ rating by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the highest rating a car/SUV can get.

To attain the honour, a vehicle must earn the highest rating of ‘Good’ for 2017 in five crashworthiness tests; an ‘Advanced’ or ‘Superior’ rating for front crash prevention; and an ‘Acceptable’ or ‘Good’ headlight rating.

The rating for the CX-5 applies when the vehicle is fitted with the optional front crash-prevention and LED headlights (both of which are standard on the CX-5 in Australia).

“Our Mazda Proactive Safety Philosophy guides us to develop cars and crossover SUVs that are nimble and direct-feeling to help a driver avoid incidents altogether. said Masashi Otsuka, VP of research and development at Mazda North America.

“Our vehicles are designed and engineered to help protect the driver and passengers if a collision happens,”

“To Mazda, safety is about empowering the driver as much as helping to protect him or her.

“We’re proud of the accomplishments of the CX-5 development team and appreciative of the IIHS’s recognition.”

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