2010 Mazda CX-9 Safety

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The 2010 Mazda CX-9 scores very well in crash tests and has all the requisite safety features for family-oriented buyers; for those who want to option up, there are several handy tech features that might help in accident avoidance.

The CX-9 scores five stars in all crash tests by NHTSA and earns the IIHS's "good" rating.

The very family-friendly design of the 2010 Mazda CX-9 doesn’t skip anything with respect to safety.

Motor Trend assesses that "the CX-9 offers ample protection in the form of front, side, and side-curtain airbags as well as seatbelt pretensioners and load limiters."

Motor Trend also appreciates that the 2010 Mazda CX-9 "comes standard with an anti-lock brake system, electronic brake-force distribution, traction control, dynamic-stability control, and roll-stability control." An additional safety feature option is a blind-spot monitoring system, which Car and Driver describes as putting "clear yet unobtrusive light-up icons on the side mirrors." Active headrests are also standard for front-seat occupants.

Jalopnik points out that the rearview camera system alerts drivers to obstacles behind the vehicle via a "high-res 2.4[-inch] LCD display housed inside an automatic-dimming rear view mirror."

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