2020 Mazda CX-9  RealSafeCars92Safety Rating

#5 of 2020 SUVs

#6 of all 2020 vehicles


Pictured: 2018 Mazda CX-9
The CX-9, a mainstay of Mazda's lineup since 2007, is a three-row midsize SUV with seating up to 7. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. It has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. 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 2020 Mazda CX-9 is very 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 2020 Mazda CX-9 has a score of 92, implying a 0.026% chance of driver death (2.3% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2020 Mazda CX-9 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0257% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 2.9299%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0257% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 2.9299% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2020 Mazda CX-9 is 47% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2020 Mazda CX-9 is 39% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is safer than many comparable models.

9773Nissan PathfinderKia SedonaToyota HighlanderHyundai PalisadeToyota SiennaHonda OdysseyMazda CX-9Volkswagen AtlasFord ExplorerHonda PilotSubaru AscentKia TellurideComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2020 Mazda CX-9 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 73 to 97. The 2020 Mazda CX-9 is safer than the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder, the 2020 Kia Sedona, the 2020 Toyota Highlander, the 2020 Hyundai Palisade, the 2020 Toyota Sienna, the 2020 Honda Odyssey, the 2020 Kia Telluride, the 2020 Subaru Ascent, the 2020 Honda Pilot, the 2020 Ford Explorer, and the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas.

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