2013 Mazda CX-5 gets Top Safety Pick Award by IIHS

The new 2013 Mazda CX-5 has received the Top Safety Pick Award by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

The new crossover qualified for the award after earning the highest score of Good in front-, side-impact, rear and roof-strength crash tests.

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Mazda said the CX-5 weighs less than the current Mazda vehicles but uses the company’s new high-tensile steel for a lighter but tougher body and chassis.

“The all-new CX-5 also is the first production vehicle to utilize 1,800MPa ultra-high tensile steel, which are utilized in the front and rear bumper beams and results in parts that are 20 percent stronger and 10.6 pounds lighter than previous generation bumpers,” Mazda said in a statement.

Refresher: Power for the 2013 Mazda CX-5 comes from a 2.0-liter four-cylinder that puts out 155-hp and 150 lb-ft of torque. EPA rated fuel-economy comes in at 26/35 mpg (city/highway). Prices for the CX-5 start at $20,695.

– By: Omar Rana