2020 Mazda CX-5  RealSafeCars84Safety Rating

#35 of 2020 SUVs

#57 of all 2020 vehicles


The CX-5, which Mazda introduced in 2013, is a small SUV with seating up to 5. The CX-5 has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. 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 bypasses mud and snow with ease. The Mazda CX-5 has some real zest, surpassing typical horsepower for its class. Mazda offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2020 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 2020 Mazda CX-5 has a score of 84, implying a 0.036% chance of driver death (3.3% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2020 Mazda CX-5 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0365% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.1653%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0365% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.1653% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2020 Mazda CX-5 is 24% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2020 Mazda CX-5 is 13% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

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And it is safer than many comparable models.

8964M. Eclipse CrossMitsubishi OutlanderNissan Rogue SportNissan RogueJeep CherokeeMazda CX-5Toyota RAV4GMC TerrainChevrolet EquinoxHonda CR-VSubaru ForesterKia SportageComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2020 Mazda CX-5 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 64 to 89. The 2020 Mazda CX-5 is safer than the 2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander, the 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport, the 2020 Nissan Rogue, the 2020 Jeep Cherokee, the 2020 Kia Sportage, the 2020 Subaru Forester, the 2020 Honda CR-V, and the 2020 Chevrolet Equinox. It is about as safe as the 2020 Toyota RAV4.

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