Recently, Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) proudly reported that the 2019 Mazda CX-5 had earned an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) "Top Safety Pick+" designation -- the nonprofit's highest rating -- when the SUV is equipped with specific headlights.

The CX-5 earned a "Top Safety Pick" award when it made its debut in 2013, and has been named a "Top Safety Pick+" each year since. Only around 30 vehicles earned the designation this year, with IIHS using stricter criteria that now requires a vehicle score "Good" in passenger-side protection rating during the small overlap front crash testing. In all, a vehicle must earn a top "Good" rating in six proprietary crashworthiness tests, as well as an "Advanced" or "Superior" rating for front crash prevention and a headlights rating of "Good."

The standard Smart City Brake Support was cited as being instrumental to the CX-5 earning this top rating, as was the effectiveness of specific LED lights.

In a press release, Masahiro Moro, President and CEO of Mazda North American Operations and Managing Executive Officer, Mazda Motor Corporation, was quoted as stating, "Our Mazda Proactive Safety Philosophy guides us to develop cars and crossover SUVs that are both nimble and responsive to help a driver avoid incidents altogether. Our vehicles are both beautifully designed and exceptionally engineered, as evidenced by our continued safety recognitions. Each year the IIHS 'Top Safety Pick+' becomes more difficult to attain but our dedication to excellent engineering continues to shine."

If you'd like to learn more about the Mazda CX-5, or schedule a convenient time to visit our Conroe, TX showroom to explore it in person, contact us and speak with one of our team members. We're happy to help in any way we can.

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