Mazda CX-5 gets Five Star Euro NCAP Safety Rating image

Mazda’s all-new CX-5 is officially one of the safest cars in the world after receiving five-stars from the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP).

The CX-5 scored – 94% for adult occupant protection, 87% child occupant protection, 64% pedestrian safety and 86% safety assist systems.

The scores in each category are determined based on several crash tests, including a 64km/h frontal impact, 50km/h vehicle-to-vehicle side impact, 29km/h pole side impact and 40km/h simulated pedestrian impact. Euro NCAP now also evaluates the electronic stability control (ESC) system.

According to the automaker, the new CX-5 is the third Mazda vehicle to earn the Euro NCAP five-star rating since the introduction of the new rating system in 2009. It follows the European-spec Mazda6 (known in Japan as Atenza) and the Mazda3 (known in Japan as Axela).

The CX-5 is the first new model from Mazda with the whole box and dice of its SkyActiv technologies, encompassing the engine, transmission, chassis and body structures.

In addition to Euro NCAP, the new CX-5 got the “Top Safety Pick” from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety