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2018 Mazda CX-5 maintains five-star ANCAP safety score

ANCAP hands big-selling Mazda SUV top score

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Good news for the thousands of Australians that have invested in a second-generation Mazda CX-5 – the model has qualified for a maximum five-star ANCAP safety rating.

Confirmed this afternoon by the independent crash test authority, the five-star score carries on from the first-generation model to the recently-launched new-generation vehicle.

Related: 2017 Mazda CX-9 wins owner acclaim

ANCAP CEO, James Goodwin, congratulated Mazda for its ongoing commitment to safety.

“The CX-5 performed well in physical tests and is fitted with a good list of safety features including all three levels of autonomous emergency braking – City, Interurban and Pedestrian,”

“As the highest selling unrated model in Australia and New Zealand so far this year, this provides yet another safe option for SUV buyers.”

The Mazda CX-5 scored 95% for Adult Occupant Protection, 80% on Child Occupant Protection tests and the model’s Pedestrian Protection score was 78%.

Related: More accolades for 2017 Mazda CX-5

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Chris is a writer, co-host of the Behind the Wheel podcast and a self declared car tragic . He is a radio broadcaster by trade and reports traffic for 774 ABC Melbourne, FOX FM and Smooth FM. He also presents a national traffic report on ABC News Radio.

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