2023 Mazda CX-9  RealSafeCars93Safety Rating

#12 of 2023 SUVs

#13 of all 2023 vehicles

Pictured: 2018 Mazda CX-9
The CX-9, part 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. With standard all-wheel drive (AWD), it bypasses mud and snow with ease. 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-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 2023 Mazda CX-9 has a score of 93, implying a 0.024% chance of driver death (2.2% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2023 Mazda CX-9 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0245% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 2.7924%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0245% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 2.7924% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2023 Mazda CX-9 is 48% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2023 Mazda CX-9 is 40% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

Active safety features with Mazda's i-ACTIVSENSE greatly enhance occupant safety by reducing the likelihood of a crash. Active safety systems that are standard on the Mazda CX-9 include: Forward Obstruction Warning with Smart City Brake Support / Smart Brake Support, Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS), and Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM).

Safety features can still make a vehicle safer, even if not as flashy as emergency automatic braking. High-Beam Control System (HBC) are optional on the 2023 Mazda CX-9. This feature recognizes oncoming traffic and shuts off high beam headlights until the oncoming traffic has passed. 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.

And it is safer than many comparable models.

9776Chrysler PacificaNissan MuranoBuick EnclaveCadillac XT6Ford EdgeFord ExplorerMazda CX-9Volkswagen AtlasHonda OdysseyV. Atlas Cross SportNissan PathfinderToyota HighlanderComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2023 Mazda CX-9 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 76 to 97. The 2023 Mazda CX-9 is safer than the 2023 Chrysler Pacifica, the 2023 Nissan Murano, the 2023 Buick Enclave, the 2023 Cadillac XT6, the 2023 Ford Edge, the 2023 Ford Explorer, the 2023 Toyota Highlander, and the 2023 Nissan Pathfinder. It is about as safe as the 2023 Volkswagen Atlas.

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