2022 Mazda CX-5  RealSafeCars89Safety Rating

#27 of 2022 SUVs

#36 of all 2022 vehicles

The CX-5, which Mazda introduced in 2013, is a small SUV with seating up to 5. The Mazda CX-5 has some real zest, surpassing typical horsepower for its class. It handles mud, snow, and sand with ease with standard 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 2022 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 2022 Mazda CX-5 has a score of 89, implying a 0.03% chance of driver death (2.7% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2022 Mazda CX-5 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0301% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.4402%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0301% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.4402% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2022 Mazda CX-5 is 35% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2022 Mazda CX-5 is 26% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

Active safety features with Mazda's i-ACTIVSENSE can substantially reduce the risks of harm to vehicle occupants by preventing severe 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).

Some advanced safety features --- while not cutting edge --- can still improve vehicle safety. Standard side mirror turn signals can help when you don't see a vehicle in your blind spot, by alerting them to your intention to switch lanes, which allows the other driver to avoid an accident with you. Optional High-Beam Control System (HBC) automatically switches high beam headlights off when oncoming traffic is approaching and turns them back on when there aren't any vehicles ahead.

And it is safer than many comparable models.

9660M. Eclipse CrossKia SportageNissan Rogue SportSubaru CrosstrekGMC TerrainJeep CherokeeMazda CX-5Jeep CompassKia SorentoS. Crosstrek HybridHyundai Santa FeHyundai TucsonComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2022 Mazda CX-5 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 60 to 96. The 2022 Mazda CX-5 is safer than the 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, the 2022 Kia Sportage, the 2022 Nissan Rogue Sport, the 2022 Subaru Crosstrek, the 2022 GMC Terrain, the 2022 Jeep Cherokee, the 2022 Hyundai Tucson, the 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe, the 2022 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid, the 2022 Kia Sorento, and the 2022 Jeep Compass.

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