2017 Mazda CX-5  RealSafeCars85Safety Rating

#22 of 2017 SUVs

#31 of all 2017 vehicles

The CX-5, which Mazda introduced in 2013, is a small SUV with seating up to 5. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. The Mazda CX-5 packs some potency, exceeding the average horsepower for its class. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2019. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it handles mud, snow, and sand with ease. Mazda offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2017 Mazda CX-5 is above 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 2017 Mazda CX-5 has a score of 85, implying a 0.036% chance of driver death (3.2% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.031%, and the chance of injury falls to 2.8%.

We estimate that the 2017 Mazda CX-5 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0359% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.0983%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0359% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.0983% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2017 Mazda CX-5 is 23% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2017 Mazda CX-5 is 12% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2017 Mazda CX-5 offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.

And it is safer than many comparable models.

8968GMC TerrainMitsubishi OutlanderHyundai TucsonSubaru CrosstrekToyota RAV4Honda CR-VMazda CX-5Ford EscapeJeep CompassSubaru ForesterJeep CherokeeKia SportageComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2017 Mazda CX-5 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 68 to 89. The 2017 Mazda CX-5 is safer than the 2017 GMC Terrain, the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander, the 2017 Hyundai Tucson, the 2017 Subaru Crosstrek, the 2017 Toyota RAV4, the 2017 Honda CR-V, the 2017 Kia Sportage, the 2017 Jeep Cherokee, the 2017 Subaru Forester, the 2017 Jeep Compass, and the 2017 Ford Escape.

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