2021 Mazda CX-9  RealSafeCars92Safety Rating

#5 of 2021 SUVs

#9 of all 2021 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. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. The CX-9 has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. It handles mud, snow, and sand with ease with optional all-wheel drive (AWD). 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-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 2021 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 2021 Mazda CX-9 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0256% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 2.9215%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0256% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 2.9215% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2021 Mazda CX-9 is 45% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2021 Mazda CX-9 is 37% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

Mazda's i-ACTIVSENSE active safety features can protect loved ones by preventing accidents and reducing accident severity. The following active safety systems are included even on lower trims/versions of the 2021 Mazda CX-9: 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. Side mirror turn signals are standard on the Mazda CX-9. They alert other vehicles of your intention to switch lanes, which allows the other vehicle's driver to prevent an impending accident with you. Adaptive Front-Lighting System (AFS), which is standard on the 2021 Mazda CX-9, points headlights towards the direction that the vehicle is heading, even on turns.

And it is safer than many comparable models.

9676Chrysler PacificaNissan MuranoKia SedonaVolkswagen AtlasHyundai PalisadeDodge DurangoMazda CX-9Toyota HighlanderFord ExplorerSubaru AscentHonda PilotKia TellurideComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2021 Mazda CX-9 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 76 to 96. The 2021 Mazda CX-9 is safer than the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica, the 2021 Nissan Murano, the 2021 Kia Sedona, the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas, the 2021 Hyundai Palisade, the 2021 Dodge Durango, the 2021 Kia Telluride, the 2021 Honda Pilot, the 2021 Subaru Ascent, and the 2021 Ford Explorer.

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