The Mazda CX-5 has been awarded the maximum five-star safety rating by the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP), where the result will be shared with the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) as well.

The SUV managed to score 95% in the adult occupant test, where it was noted to offer good protection in the various individual tests (frontal offset, side barrier, etc.). In other tests, the CX-5 scored 80% in the child occupant test and 78% in the pedestrian protection test.

In the Safety Assist test category, the CX-5 scored 59% thanks to its standard-fit autonomous emergency braking system. The system worked at highway speeds and performed well in tests of its functionality, with all collisions avoided or mitigated.

The latest CX-5 was first introduced at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show, and has since arrived in countries like Indonesia, Japan and Singapore. It is set to make its launch debut in Malaysia soon, based on the official price list making its way around the internet recently.