2013 Mazda CX-5 Named IIHS Top Safety Pick

Mazda’s new 2013 CX-5 compact crossover has been recognized as a “Top Safety Pick” by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), which is the organization’s highest possible crash safety rating of “Good” in all four tests conducted.

“The 2013 CX-5 is Mazda’s first production vehicle to receive the full suite of SKYACTIV®[1] technologies, which focuses not only on fuel efficiency but also on safety and stability,” said Jim O’Sullivan, president and CEO, Mazda North American Operations (MNAO). “Earning a ‘Top Safety Pick’ distinction from the IIHS further exemplifies Mazda’s dedication for creating products that offer the best of everything that consumers want: fuel economy, performance, handling and, most importantly, safety.”

The 2013 CX-5 is powered by a Skyactiv 2.0L engine with 155 horsepower and 150 lb-ft. The CX-5 Sport also has best-in-class fuel economy with an EPA rating of 26 city and 35 highway.

The entry level CX-5 Sport with a manual transmission starts at $20,695.