Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Mazda CX-5 2012

2.2 diesel 'Core' , 5 door SUV

Test Date: May 2012

Mazda CX-5 crash test picture
Overall Star Rating Crash Rating 5 Stars
Adult Occupant 94%
Child Occupant 87%
Pedestrian 64%
Safety Assist 86%

Compare with other cars in the Small SUV category

Driver head - Good
Driver neck - Good
Driver chest - Adequate
Driver abdomen
Driver right femur - Good Driver left femur - Good
Driver right lower leg - Marginal Driver left lower leg - Adequate
Driver right foot - Good Driver left foot - Good
Passenger head - Good
Passenger neck - Good
Passenger chest - Good
Passenger abdomen
Passenger right femur - Good Passenger left femur - Good
Passenger right lower leg - Good Passenger left lower leg - Good
Passenger right foot Passenger left foot
Side impact head - Good
Side impact chest - Good
Side impact abdomen - Good
Side impact pelvis - Good
Green = Good Good
Yellow = Adequate Adequate
Orange = Marginal Marginal
Brown = Weak Weak
Red = Poor Poor

Adult occupant

The passenger compartment of the CX-5 remained stable in the frontal impact. Dummy readings indicated good protection of the knees and femurs of the driver and passenger. Mazda showed that a similar level of protection would be provided for occupants of different sizes and to those sat in different positions. In the side barrier test, protection of all body regions was good and the car scored maximum points. Even in the more severe side pole test, the driver was well protected in all areas and maximum points were scored. The seat and head restraint provided good protection against whiplash injuries in the event of a rear-end collision.

Child occupant

The passenger airbag can be disabled by means of a switch, allowing a rearward facing child restraint to be used in the passenger seat. Clear information is provided regarding the status of the airbag and the system was rewarded. There were clear warnings of the dangers of using a reaward facing restraint in that seating position without having first deactivated the airbag.


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.

Safety assist

Electronic stability control is standard equipment on the CX-5 and met Euro NCAP's requirements. A seatbelt reminder is standard for the driver, front passenger and rear passenger seats. A speed limitation device is not offered on the CX-5.

applies to all CX-5s of the specification tested