Mazda CX-5 safety ratings

Jan 2012 - Current (front+side+head airbags)

About this test

The AWD diesel left-hand-drive European model was tested by Euro NCAP. Australasian specifications may vary and therefore models sold in Australasia might provide different levels of protection to those described on this page.

About the test vehicles

"Core" Diesel
2.2 Diesel
Kerb weight:
1590 kg
Compact SUV
Vehicles built:
Front+Side+Head Airbags

ANCAP safety

Good score:  35.1 out of 37

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.

Frontal offset crash test

Body region scores out of 4 points each: Head/neck 4 pts, chest 3.83 pts, upper legs 4 pts, lower legs 2.27 pts. The passenger compartment held its shape well in the offset crash test. The brake pedal moved rearwards by 28 mm. The accelerator pedal moved upwards 1 mm. The steering wheel hub moved 53mm forward, 8mm downward and 9 mm sideways. The front ("A") pillar moved 4 mm rearwards. All doors remained closed during the crash. After the crash all doors could be opened with normal effort. The airbags cushioned the head of the driver and passenger and contact was stable. There were no knee hazards.

Front danger map

Side impact crash test

Body region scores out of 4 points each: Head 4 pts, chest 4 pts, abdomen 4 pts, pelvis 4 pts. The vehicle was eligible for a pole impact test, since it had head-protecting side airbags. The vehicle earned the maximum two points in this test.

Side danger map

Pedestrian safety


The bumper provided good protection to pedestrians and the car scored maximum points in this area. The front edge of the bonnet was at best marginal in the protection offered to pedestrians. In most areas where it might be struck by the head of a child or an adult, the bonnet provided good protection.