The AWD diesel left-hand-drive European model was tested by Euro NCAP. ANCAP was provided with technical information which showed that the results apply to all Australian variants of the CX-5.
The tested model of Mazda CX-5 was introduced in Australia during 2012. This ANCAP rating applies to all variants. Dual front airbags, side airbags and head-protecting side curtains are standard equipment. Antilock brakes (ABS), electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD) and electronic stability control (ESC) are also standard. Intelligent seat belt reminders are fitted to all seats. Several other advanced safety features are also available.
5 stars. The MAZDA CX-5 scored 14.1 out of 16 in the offset crash test. The passenger compartment held its shape well. There was a moderate risk of serious leg injury for the driver. The vehicle scored 16 out of 16 in the side impact crash test and a further two points in the pole test.