If you’re keen on getting yourself a second-generation Mazda CX-5, here’s another reason why you should. The all-new CX-5 has just been awarded the maximum 5-Stars at the Euro NCAP crash safety rating, endorsing the SUV’s comprehensive passive and active safety features.

The vehicle tested by Euro NCAP is equipped with the full suite of i-ACTIVESENSE driver assistance systems on top of the standard six airbags, three-point seatbelts with pretensioners and ISOFIX mounting point. The car you see here is equipped with Advanced Smart City Brake Support – a standard feature on all variants, Adaptive LED Headlights, Lane-keep Assist System with Driver Attention Alert, Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Rear Smart City Brake Support and Adaptive Cruise Control.

Based on the video above, Mazda’s claim of “lowering the risk of pedestrian impact injury” certainly hold its merits. The bonnet features hole and cut-outs to create an easily crushable structure that helps mitigate injury when a pedestrian collides with the car. Energy-absorbing foam within the front bumper helps limit the degree of injury to a pedestrian’s legs as depicted by the dummy.

Mazda’s Autonomous Emergency Breaking performed superbly in most scenarios by bringing the car to a complete stop while leaving a reasonable buffer between the subject and front bumper. Only during the final test where the pedestrian appears from a blind spot the CX-5 did not manage to come to a complete halt.

Overall, the all-new CX-5 scored 95 percent (36.5 points) in the adult occupant category, 80 percent (39.4 points) for child occupant, 78 percent (32.8 points) for pedestrian and 59 percent (7.1 points) in the Safety Assist category; earning the prestigious full 5-Stars Euro NCAP.

It won’t be long before you can sign a cheque for one as Bermaz Motors has hinted that the second-generation Mazda CX-5 will go on sale very soon and will be locally assembled no less.


Mazda CX-5 UK-Spec