Experience Top Safety in the 2016.5 Mazda CX-5


Thanks to its engaging driving dynamics, stylish design, and many premium features, the 2016.5 Mazda CX-5 has made a real name for itself in the compact crossover SUV segment. Helping to further distinguish the CX-5 from the pack is its variety of advanced safety features, including a assortment of newly available driver assist features. Additionally, this model has received top marks from the IIHS. So when you’re looking to take home a new crossover, the new Mazda CX-5 at Mazda of Manchester in Connecticut is more than worthy of your consideration.

IIHS Safety Ratings

In independent crash safety tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the 2016 Mazda CX-5 earned the best overall score of “Top Safety Pick+.” This includes a rating of “Superior” for front crash prevention and the best score of “Good” for crashworthiness in the following tests:

  • Small overlap front
  • Moderate overlap front
  • Side
  • Roof strength
  • Head restraints & seats

Basic Safety Features

The mid-year refresh for the Mazda CX-5 brings a standard rearview camera to the entire lineup, although it’s not as if this model was lacking for standard safety features before. Every model continues to be equipped with standard features like antilock brakes, stability control, traction control, and a full suite of airbags.


Opt for this available suite of premium driver assist safety technologies to get a better sense of what’s around you and enjoy assistance that can help you avoid a collision:

  • Blind Spot Monitoring – This system is able to recognize when there’s a vehicle or object in your blind spot and send you a visual warning in the side view mirror along with an audible alert.
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert – Similar to the Blind Spot Monitoring System, this feature detects when there’s a vehicle quickly approaching your vehicle from the accompanying lane and sends you a warning.
  • Adaptive Front-Lighting System – This feature allows the headlights to react to your steering functions by bending the light up to 15 degrees to wrap around corners for better visibility.
  • Smart Brake Support & Smart City Brake Support / Distance Recognition Support System – These adaptive cruise control systems work at speeds over 10 mph and speeds between 2 and 18 mph, respectively. The Distance Recognition Support System works at speeds of over 19 mph and warns you if you’re getting too close to the car in front of you.

Take Your Family Home in the 2016.5 Mazda CX-5

If you’re looking for a new safety-focused crossover, the 2016.5 Mazda CX-5 is a strong choice—and it’s on sale right now at Mazda of Manchester! Come see us any day of the week for a test drive, contact us online, or give our sales staff a call at (860) 645-4100. You can find us easily off Exit 63 from I-84 East or West – just minutes from Hartford, CT!