2018 Mazda CX-9  RealSafeCars90Safety Rating

#9 of 2018 SUVs

#9 of all 2018 vehicles

The CX-9, a mainstay of Mazda's lineup since 2007, is a three-row midsize SUV with seating up to 7. The CX-9 has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2019. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily bypass mud and snow. 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-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 2018 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 2018 Mazda CX-9 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0288% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.288%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0288% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.288% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2018 Mazda CX-9 is 38% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2018 Mazda CX-9 is 29% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2018 Mazda CX-9 offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.

But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9474Dodge Grand CaravanChrysler PacificaNissan PathfinderKia SedonaGMC AcadiaMazda CX-9Dodge DurangoToyota HighlanderHonda PilotVolkswagen AtlasToyota SiennaHonda OdysseyComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2018 Mazda CX-9 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 74 to 94. The 2018 Mazda CX-9 is safer than the 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan, the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica, the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder, the 2018 Kia Sedona, and the 2018 GMC Acadia. It is about as safe as the 2018 Dodge Durango.

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