2018 Mazda CX-9 Earns NHTSA 5-Star Safety Rating

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, Automotive Editor - June 27, 2018

Mazda stands out from other Japanese automakers with its beautiful designs and vehicles that are enjoyable to drive. Safety, though, is still an area that Mazda is actively trying to improve. The new 2018 Mazda CX-9 earned a five-star overall crash test rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

For the side crash tests, which include the combined side barrier and pole ratings as well as the side barrier test, the CX-9 earned a rating of five stars. The mid-size crossover earned a rating of five stars for the overall side rating and for the overall side pole star rating, as well. The CX-9 earned a rating of four stars for the rollover test and a rating of four stars when it comes to the overall frontal crash testing.

The new crossover earned a better score than the previous CX-9 that the NHTSA tested, which received an overall safety rating of four stars. The most notable area of improvement for the 2018 model is when it comes to its overall front star rating. The 2015 model year earned a rating of three stars in the two front crash tests.

Mazda added a bunch of safety features to the CX-9’s list of available technologies for 2018, including automatic emergency braking at speeds below 19 miles per hour, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert.

, Automotive Editor

Based out of the Washington, D.C. area, Joel Patel is an automotive journalist that hails from Northern Virginia. His work has been featured on various automotive outlets, including Autoweek, Digital Trends, and Autoblog. When not writing about cars, Joel enjoys trying new foods, wrenching on his car, and watching horror movies. 

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