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2015 Mazda CX-5
“The CX-5 is a safety superstar, with excellent crash-test ratings and an advanced forward-collision warning system.”
Going by crash-test results, the 2015 Mazda CX-5 is the top performer in its class, with five stars in all the federal crash categories, as well as top ‘good’ results from the IIHS in every single category—and the IIHS ‘Advanced’ rating for front crash prevention when equipped with the optional Smart City Brake Support, which will brake you automatically for hazards at speeds ranging from 4 to 19 mph. To get that feature, you do need to step up to the top-of-the-line Grand Touring model and its Technology Package; but at $31,475 in all-wheel-drive guise, we’d still consider it a good value.