2012 Mazda 5  RealSafeCars63Safety Rating

#8 of 2012 Minivan/Vans

#152 of all 2012 vehicles


The 5, a mainstay of Mazda's lineup since 2006, is a three-row midsize minivan with seating up to 6. Mazda offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2012 Mazda 5 is very unsafe compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2012 Mazda 5 has a score of 63, implying a 0.064% chance of driver death (5.7% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2012 Mazda 5 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0643% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 7.344%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0643% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 7.344% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2012 Mazda 5 is 34% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other , the 2012 Mazda 5 is 47% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

8152Jeep PatriotToyota MatrixMazda 5Nissan RogueMitsubishi OutlanderFord EscapeHonda CR-VJeep CompassHyundai TucsonVolkswagen TiguanToyota RAV4Subaru ForesterComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2012 Mazda 5 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 52 to 81. The 2012 Mazda 5 is safer than the 2012 Jeep Patriot and the 2012 Toyota Matrix and less safe than the 2012 Nissan Rogue, the 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander, the 2012 Ford Escape, the 2012 Subaru Forester, the 2012 Toyota RAV4, the 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan, the 2012 Hyundai Tucson, the 2012 Jeep Compass, and the 2012 Honda CR-V.

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