2018 Mazda CX-5  RealSafeCars85Safety Rating

#19 of 2018 SUVs

#30 of all 2018 vehicles

The CX-5, which Mazda introduced in 2013, is a small SUV with seating up to 5. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. The CX-5 has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2019. The Mazda CX-5 has some real zest, surpassing typical horsepower for its class. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily handle mud, snow, and sand. Mazda offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2018 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 2018 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 2.7%.

We estimate that the 2018 Mazda CX-5 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0356% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.0603%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0356% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.0603% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2018 Mazda CX-5 is 24% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2018 Mazda CX-5 is 13% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2018 Mazda CX-5 offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.

And it is safer than many comparable models.

8969Mitsubishi OutlanderHyundai TucsonMazda CX-5Jeep CompassFord EscapeGMC TerrainSubaru ForesterHonda CR-VToyota RAV4V. Golf SportWagenSubaru CrosstrekChevrolet EquinoxComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2018 Mazda CX-5 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 69 to 89. The 2018 Mazda CX-5 is safer than the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander, the 2018 Hyundai Tucson, the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox, the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek, the 2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen, the 2018 Toyota RAV4, the 2018 Honda CR-V, the 2018 Subaru Forester, the 2018 GMC Terrain, the 2018 Ford Escape, and the 2018 Jeep Compass.

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