2021 Mazda CX-5  RealSafeCars88Safety Rating

#18 of 2021 SUVs

#26 of all 2021 vehicles

The CX-5, which Mazda introduced in 2013, is a small SUV with seating up to 5. It 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 2021 Mazda CX-5 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 2021 Mazda CX-5 has a score of 88, implying a 0.031% chance of driver death (2.8% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2021 Mazda CX-5 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0313% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.5719%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0313% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.5719% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2021 Mazda CX-5 is 33% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2021 Mazda CX-5 is 23% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

Mazda's i-ACTIVSENSE active safety features can protect loved ones by reducing accident severity and preventing accidents. Active safety systems that are standard on the Mazda CX-5 include: Forward Obstruction Warning with Smart City Brake Support / Smart Brake Support, Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS), and Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM).

Other safety technologies seem simpler but should still be considered. Optional Adaptive Front-Lighting System (AFS) better illuminate the road ahead --- the lights point towards the direction that the vehicle is heading. High-Beam Control System (HBC) are optional on the 2021 Mazda CX-5. This feature recognizes oncoming traffic and shuts off high beam headlights until the oncoming traffic has passed. Side mirror turn signals are standard on the Mazda CX-5. They alert other vehicles of your intention to switch lanes, which allows the other vehicle's driver to prevent an impending accident with you.

And it is safer than many comparable models.

9367Kia SportageHyundai TucsonM. Outlander SportNissan Rogue SportJeep CherokeeSubaru ForesterMazda CX-5Toyota RAV4Nissan RogueGMC TerrainChevrolet EquinoxFord EscapeComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2021 Mazda CX-5 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 67 to 93. The 2021 Mazda CX-5 is safer than the 2021 Kia Sportage, the 2021 Hyundai Tucson, the 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, the 2021 Nissan Rogue Sport, the 2021 Jeep Cherokee, the 2021 Subaru Forester, the 2021 Ford Escape, the 2021 Chevrolet Equinox, the 2021 GMC Terrain, the 2021 Nissan Rogue, and the 2021 Toyota RAV4.

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