2017 Mazda CX-9  RealSafeCars90Safety Rating

#11 of 2017 SUVs

#14 of all 2017 vehicles

Pictured: 2018 Mazda CX-9
The CX-9, part of Mazda's lineup since 2007, is a three-row midsize SUV with seating up to 7. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily bypass mud and snow. The CX-9 has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2019. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. 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-9 is safe 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-9 has a score of 90, implying a 0.029% chance of driver death (2.6% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.025%, and the chance of injury falls to 2.2%.

We estimate that the 2017 Mazda CX-9 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.029% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.3173%, meaning the average driver has a 0.029% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.3173% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2017 Mazda CX-9 is 38% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2017 Mazda CX-9 is 29% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2017 Mazda CX-9 offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.

And it is safer than many comparable models.

9667Nissan MuranoNissan PathfinderGMC AcadiaDodge Grand CaravanChrysler PacificaKia SedonaMazda CX-9Dodge DurangoToyota HighlanderHonda PilotHonda OdysseyToyota SiennaComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2017 Mazda CX-9 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 67 to 96. The 2017 Mazda CX-9 is safer than the 2017 Nissan Murano, the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder, the 2017 GMC Acadia, the 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica, the 2017 Kia Sedona, the 2017 Toyota Sienna, and the 2017 Honda Odyssey. It is about as safe as the 2017 Dodge Durango.

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