It joins an elite group of small SUVs, including the 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport and Subaru Forester, to earn the designation, said the IIHS.
"The CX-5 is the second Mazda to qualify since the institute made the criteria for earning the award tougher in 2010 by requiring good performance in a roof strength test that assesses rollover protection,"
The CX-5 earned "good" ratings in the IIHS's front, side, rollover and rear impact crash tests.
Mazda noted that the CX-5 is its first production vehicle to "receive the full suite of Skyactiv technologies"
The CX-5 gets six standard airbags, antilock brakes, dynamic stability control and traction control.
SOURCE Inside Line
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