2018 Mazda CX-5Mazda North American Operations announce that the new 2018 CX-5 is recognized as "2018 Top Safety Pick+", when equipped with Adaptive Front-Lightning System. As you might know, the nonprofit Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has become a sort of ordeal when it comes to testing vehicle's safety and utility capabilities. In fact, 2018 Mazda CX-5 is the only small SUV that has earned such recognition.

In order to qualify for the award, a vehicle should earn good ratings in several test segments: driver-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, slide, roof strength and head resistance tests, along with good or acceptable score in the passenger-side small overlap front test. And last, but certainly not least, it must earn advanced or superior rate for the front crash prevention and good headlight test.

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What makes the 2018 CX-5 is the new i-ACTIVESENSE suite that includes Mazda Radar Cruise Control: neat gadget that uses millwave radar at 18-90mph speeds and aids the vehicle to keep distance between other vehicles in front of it. For speed below 18mph MRCC uses a front camera and slows down to a standstill and moves at stop-and-go speeds without hesitation. This system is especially fine-tuned to work in harmony with the Distance Recognition Support System. Other goodies that the suite includes are Smart City Brake Support and Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert. Neat!

Source: Mazda