AJAC’s Best Large Utility Vehicle in Canada has further cemented its place in the large SUV segment. The Mazda CX-9 received a 5 Star Overall Safety Rating from the NHTSA. To receive this honour the CX-9 underwent a battery of rigorous safety tests. These tested both its ability to withstand a crash and protect its driver and passengers. Due to the CX-9’s advanced i-ACTIVSENSE suite of safety features and its impact resistance SKYACTIV-BODY structure, the CX-9 performed well in all tests. It received a 5 Star rating for side impact collisions and a 4 Star rating in the rollover and frontal crash tests.

The NHTSA’s focus is testing collisions and rollover prevention. They also recommend purchasing a vehicle with advanced proactive safety technologies. These technologies include forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking and lane departure warnings. All these come in the CX-9’s i-ACTIVSENSE package.

This means that the CX-9 has received honours from both the NHTSA and the IIHS. Both organizations focus on rating vehicles for their safety. Both conduct a wide array of rigorous tests to come up with their final safety rating for a vehicle. The CX-9 receiving their highest ratings is testament to how safe this 3 row SUV is. AJAC’s Best Large Vehicle in Canada for 2019 is also its safest. This makes the CX-9 the perfect vehicle for your family.