AJAC's Best Large Utility Vehicle in Canada has further cemented its place in the very competitive large SUV segment but receiving a 5 Star Overall Safety Rating from the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration). To receive this prestigious honour the CX-9 underwent a battery of rigorous safety tests that tested both its ability to withstand a crash, protecting its driver and passengers. Due to the CX-9's advanced i-ACTIVSENSE suite of standard safety features and its impact resistance SKYACTIV-BODY structure the CX-9 performed extremely well in all tests, receiving a 5 Star rating for side impact collisions and a 4 Star rating in the rollover and frontal crash tests. Though the NHTSA mainly tests vehicles against collisions and rollover it did recommend purchasing a vehicle with advanced proactive safety technologies such as a reverse camera, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking and lane departure warning; all of which are included in the CX-9's i-ACTIVSENSE package.
This means that the CX-9 has received honours from both the NHTSA as well as the IIHS. Both organisations are focused on rating vehicles for their safety and both conduct a wide array of tests to come up with their final safety rating for a vehicle. Both organisations giving the CX-9 their highest rating is testament to just how safe this 3 row SUV is; making it the perfect vehicle for your family.