2017 Mazda CX-5
The passenger compartment of the 2017 Mazda CX-5 remained stable in the frontal offset test. Dummy readings indicated good protection of the knees and femurs of both the driver and passenger. Mazda showed that a similar level of protection would be provided to occupants of different sizes and to those sat in different positions. In the full-width rigid barrier test, protection of both the driver and the rear seat passenger was good or adequate. In both the side barrier test and the more severe side pole impact, protection of all critical body regions was good and the CX-5 scored maximum points. Tests on the front seats and head restraints demonstrated good protection against whiplash injury in the event of a rear-end collision. A geometric assessment of the rear seats indicated good whiplash protection there too. The CX-5 has autonomous emergency braking as standard equipment. Tests of its functionality at the low speeds typical of city driving at which many whiplash injuries are caused showed good performance, with collisions avoided at all test speeds.
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