2019 Mazda CX-5 Given Top Safety Pick+ Designation

Mazda CX-5 Safety Pick

Mazda has a long-held reputation for making some of the safest vehicles on the road. This legacy has once again been upheld with the 2019 CX-5. This compact crossover SUV recently received Top Safety Pick+ designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the agency's highest honor. This is the sixth year in a row that the CX-5 has been named a Top Safety Pick+

This year, just 30 vehicles received this IIHS designation under new, stricter qualifying criteria. Top Safety Pick+ cars, trucks, and SUVs must earn a rating of “Good” for 2019 in six crash tests including passenger-side protection in a small overlap front crash; an “Advanced” or “Superior” rating for front crash prevention; and a “Good” headlight rating.

Top Safety CX-5

In addition to crash test ratings, the 2019 CX-5 earned high marks for its available LED headlights and standard Smart City Brake Support. This system helps drivers avoid rear-end collisions when driving at low speeds and in urban stop-and-go traffic. If a crash of this kind is imminent and the driver does not take action, the vehicle will automatically apply the brakes and minimize engine output.

Other standard driver assistance features for this crossover include a rearview camera, blind spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert. You can upgrade your CX-5 to include additional safety features such as front and rear parking sensors, forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control, fog lights, a driver head-up display, full-speed automatic braking, lane departure warning with lane keep assistance, traffic sign recognition, and a 360-degree parking camera.

The CX-5 has seating for five passengers and has been upgraded for 2019 with two new luxury trims, available features including Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone connectivity, and climate-controlled front seats. This vehicle is praised for its posh interior and agile, sporty performance.

If safety is your priority when shopping for a family vehicle, visit us at Camelback Mazda today. Our team will be happy to arrange your test drive of the award-winning 2019 CX-5.

Categories: CX5, Awards
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