15 Safe Small SUVs

2016 Mazda CX-5 Redesign and PricePhoto by faza_elh


13. Mazda CX-5

In 2015, the Mazda CX-5 missed being named as the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Top Safety Pick + due to marginal rankings in small overlap front crash tests. Mazda went to work immediately dealing with this concern. As a result, the 2016 model of the CX-5 did receive the honors. Now, thanks to a few upgrades and changes, the small SUV has top ratings in front and side impacts, roof strength, and seats. It has also received superior ratings for front crash prevention due to extra safety options available.

The CX-5 even has an acceptable ranking for ease of use car seat latches. In other words, it has received top honors in almost every area and next to top honors in one.


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