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Mazda CX-5 Earns 5-Star Safety Rating

Mazda CX 5 at Mazda CX 5 Earns 5 Star Safety Rating

The EuroNCAP announced result of its assessments regarding the new Mazda CX-5’s safety, and awarded the Japanese crossover with five stars, which is the maximum any car can get. The Mazda was tested based on the tougher 2012 regulations which studies the car’s adult occupant protection, child occupant protection and safety assist systems through rigorous programs, and passed with flying colors.

The new SUV features Mazda’s groundbreaking SKYACTIV technologies, which covers different areas from engine, to the chassis and of course the body. A SKYACTIV-enabled Mazda features better structure, materials and manufacturing methods.

In the case of the CX-5, high-tensile steels comprise 61 percent of the body.  In particular, beams inside the front and rear bumpers are made from 1,800 MPa ultra high-tensile steel – the strongest ever used in a production car.

About EuroNCAP’s ratings:

The scores in each category are determined based on several crash tests, including a 64km/h (40mph) frontal collision, 50km/h (31mph) vehicle-to-vehicle side impact, 29km/h (18mph) pole side impact, and 40km/h (25mph) simulated pedestrian impact.  Among other active and passive safety measures, Euro NCAP also evaluated the CX-5’s Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) system, Mazda’s equivalent to electronic stability control (ESC).

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