Advanced Pedestrian Rating Earned by 2019 CX-5
Mazda recently announced that their 2019 Mazda CX-5 compact crossover SUV earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) advanced rating for automatic emergency braking systems. This the IIHS’s second highest rating. Keep reading for details, of course!
New Model Year
For the new model year, the 2019 CX-5 offers quite a few technological features. These features chiefly improve the CX-5’s safety, convenience and comfort. In fact, the CX-5 was one of only five vehicles to earn the advanced rating. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety now requires a more demanding automatic braking system as part of it pedestrian crash prevention ratings. Two key elements of the CX-5’s win specifically were the standard Smart City Brake Support and the 360°View Monitor.
This particular test for the Advanced Pedestrian Rating, the pedestrian autobrake test, is the fourth crash avoidance test the IIHS requires. As a result, the vehicles are deemed basic, advanced or superior. The rating is based on the vehicle’s ability to reduce or avoid a crash with pedestrian dummies. There are three different tests at different speeds. The Mazda CX-5 had compelling speed reductions in each test scenario. This means the vehicle avoided or almost avoided hitting the pedestrian dummies.
“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,” said Masahiro Moro, president and CEO of Mazda North American Operations and managing executive officer, Mazda Motor Corporation. “At Mazda we are not only concerned about the safety of those behind the wheel but those who come into contact with our vehicles every day. We are committed to producing beautifully designed vehicles that push the boundary of form and function.”
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