2016 Mazda CX-5  RealSafeCars74Safety Rating

#41 of 2016 SUVs

#104 of all 2016 vehicles


The CX-5, which Mazda introduced in 2013, is a small SUV with seating up to 5. The Mazda CX-5 packs some potency, exceeding the average horsepower for its class. The CX-5 provides exceptional fuel efficiency for its class, saving your wallet and the environment. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2019. It handles mud, snow, and sand with ease with optional all-wheel drive (AWD). Mazda offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2016 Mazda CX-5 is below average 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 2016 Mazda CX-5 has a score of 74, implying a 0.05% chance of driver death (4.4% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.044%, and the chance of injury falls to 3.9%.

We estimate that the 2016 Mazda CX-5 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0498% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.6827%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0498% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.6827% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2016 Mazda CX-5 is 4% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2016 Mazda CX-5 is 19% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

2016 Mazda CX-5 offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 12%.


And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

8565Volkswagen JettaToyota RAV4Mitsubishi OutlanderHonda HR-VHonda CR-VGMC TerrainFord EscapeSubaru OutbackSubaru ForesterV. Golf SportWagenMazda CX-5Hyundai TucsonComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2016 Mazda CX-5 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 65 to 85. The 2016 Mazda CX-5 is safer than the 2016 Volkswagen Jetta, the 2016 Toyota RAV4, the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander, the 2016 Honda HR-V, and the 2016 Honda CR-V and less safe than the 2016 Subaru Forester, the 2016 Subaru Outback, and the 2016 Ford Escape. It is about as safe as the 2016 Hyundai Tucson and the 2016 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen.

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