2023 Mazda CX-50  RealSafeCars87Safety Rating

#36 of 2023 SUVs

#53 of all 2023 vehicles

The CX-50, which Mazda introduced in , is a small SUV with seating up to 5. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. With standard all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily bypass mud and snow. The Mazda CX-50 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 2023 Mazda CX-50 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 2023 Mazda CX-50 has a score of 87, implying a 0.032% chance of driver death (2.9% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2023 Mazda CX-50 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0323% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.6835%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0323% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.6835% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2023 Mazda CX-50 is 31% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2023 Mazda CX-50 is 21% 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. Active safety systems that are standard on the Mazda CX-50 include: Forward Obstruction Warning with Smart City Brake Support / Smart Brake Support, Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS), and Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM).

Some safety technologies get a lot of press, but others may also improve safety. Standard side mirror turn signals alert others of your intention to turn or switch lanes allowing them to react accordingly, which can prevent accidents caused by not seeing a vehicle in the blind spot. High-Beam Control System (HBC) are optional on the 2023 Mazda CX-50. This feature recognizes oncoming traffic and shuts off high beam headlights until the oncoming traffic has passed.

And it is safer than many comparable models.

9074M. Outlander SportSubaru OutbackKia SorentoKia SportageHyundai Santa FeMazda CX-50Honda HR-VMitsubishi OutlanderHyundai TucsonVolkswagen TiguanChevrolet BlazerLincoln CorsairComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2023 Mazda CX-50 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 74 to 90. The 2023 Mazda CX-50 is safer than the 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, the 2023 Subaru Outback, the 2023 Kia Sorento, the 2023 Kia Sportage, the 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe, the 2023 Lincoln Corsair, the 2023 Chevrolet Blazer, the 2023 Volkswagen Tiguan, and the 2023 Hyundai Tucson. It is about as safe as the 2023 Honda HR-V.

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