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Mazda’s 2013 CX-5 model named Top Safety Pick

The Irvine-based auto manufacturer’s compact crossover SUV earned the highest rating by the IIHS.

By Kirsti CorreaPublished: March 22, 2012 07:45 AM

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recognized the 2013 Mazda CX-5 compact crossover SUV as a Top Safety Pick, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s highest safety rating.  

The organization measures vehicle safety through four evaluations: front, side, rear and roof impact and strength tests, as well as injury impact on crash-test dummies. The CX-5 scored “good,” the highest rating, in all four categories.

“The 2013 CX-5 is Mazda's first production vehicle to receive the full suite of SKYACTIV technologies, which focuses not only on fuel efficiency, but also on safety and stability,” said Jim O'Sullivan, Mazda North American Operations’ president and CEO. “Earning a Top Safety Pick distinction from the IIHS further exemplifies Mazda's dedication for creating products that offer the best of everything that consumers want: fuel economy, performance, handling and, most importantly, safety.”

CX-5 models are equipped with six airbags, three-point safety belts, a Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) system, daytime running lights and dynamic stability control, among many other safety features.

Starting at $20,695, the CX-5 furnishes SKYACTIC-Body, which reinforce the vehicles’ structure while remaining stronger and lighter in the body.

In addition, the CX-5 has the best-in-class fuel economy with an EPA rating of 26 in the city and 35 on the highway.

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