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June 27, 2018

2018 Mazda CX-9 Earns Top Safety Rating in US-Based Crash Test Results

The 2018 Mazda CX-9 7-seater SUV earned a five-star overall safety rating in the US government’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) following the completion of rigorous collision and pre-collision testing.

The model which earned the highest possible safety rating features Smart City Brake Support (SCBS), a technology that can automatically apply the brakes in certain situations below 30 km/h. SCBS is a technology that comes as part of Mazda’s i-ACTIVSENSE suite of safety systems.

NHTSA’s five-star safety ratings help consumers make smart decisions about safety when purchasing a vehicle. The safety evaluations demonstrate how vehicles perform in crash tests, including frontal, side and rollover tests.

Mazda engineers its vehicles around what it calls its Proactive Safety Philosophy, based around empowering the driver with a nimble, stable, intuitive vehicle with the goal of avoiding accidents in the first place. From there, i-ACTIVSENSE safety systems provide assistance, such as Smart City Brake Support and Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert. Finally, Mazda’s SKYACTIV-BODY, comprised of a ring structure and straight frame rails to help absorb impact, are designed to provide passive safety.


  1. But when you check the NHTSA website itself, the 2018 Mazda CX-9 FWD and AWD has a 4-star front crash rating, 5-star side crash rating and 4-star rollover crash rating.

    Not too mention there's a complaint as well where one CX-9 owner says the SCBS system on his car didn't work and Mazda refuses to repair the car because you are forbidden to test the car's safety features lmao...

  2. - Poor AWD system
    - High engine Temp resulting to decreased performance
    - No apple carplay/ Android Auto

    1. Competitors:
      -Heavy and bulky
      -Old models
      -Cheap af

      I haven't seen another CX9 having this high engine temp issue. As for the AWD, 2019 models have rectified that issue with a software update on the AWD system.


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