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19 June 2012

Mazda's CX-5 achieves maximum 5 Star Euro NCAP Safety Rating (w/ video)

So that you'd know what your chances are of surviving an accident in an all-new CX-5, the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) put Mazda's latest crossover to the test for you. They've crashed it head on, against a pole, and even onto a hapless dummy pedestrian all in the name of safety. And after the dust has settled, not only did the CX-5 pass with flying colors, but it also achieved the maximum five-star safety rating, which pretty much means you, your passengers, and that annoying jaywalker should be able to walk away in case of a crash.
It scored a remarkable 94% in adult and 87% in child occupant safety - high numbers even for today's standards. According to the report, the CX-5's compartment remained stable in the frontal impact where its level of protection remains the same no matter what the size the occupant may be. And for people bringing their toddlers along, you should be glad to know that the CX-5 likewise scored maximum points for protection of a 3 year old child. 
With a 64% rating, the CX-5 proved to be safe not only for its passengers, but also for pedestrians. So just in case you didn't see someone dash in front of you, the bumper and hood should give them enough protection that bumping into them would less likely be fatal. And its Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and seatbelt reminders that come as standard equipment were enough to earn it a score of 86% in safety assist. 
On top of Euro NCAP's five-star rating, the all-new Mazda CX-5 was also included in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's (IIHS) “Top Safety Pick 2012.” 
No matter how good of a driver you are, accidents can and will happen. So to improve your chances of surviving a car crash, you might just want to start saving up for Mazda's all-new CX-5, priced at P1,392,000 for the 4x2 MT and P1,452,000 for the AT version.