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5.0
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BASE INVOICE
$19,263
BASE MSRP
$20,140
On Safety
Crash-test scores aren't available for the current Mazda5, and a rearview camera isn't widely available.
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SAFETY | 5 out of 10

Expert Quotes:

'Good,' frontal impact; 'moderate,' side impact; 'good,' roof strength; 'acceptable,' rear (seat) 'Poor,' small overlap frontal
IIHS

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The 2014 Mazda 5 includes all the safety equipment you get on most new cars, as standard, but it doesn't offer any of the advanced technology found on some of the competition. And its crash-test ratings aren't proving all that impressive.

Three-row curtain airbags are standard, as are a throttle-brake override system and stability control. Odd exclusions (even optional) include a rearview camera and blind-spot monitors. Bluetooth hands-free calling, which we consider a safety feature, isn't standard, or even available on the base Sport.

The Mazda 5 still hasn't been crash-tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). But the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) just tested a 2014 model, in summer of 2014, and found that it didn't fare well in several categories. It rather spectacularly failed the tough new small overlap frontal test since it was last redesigned, a couple of years ago.

 

Conclusion

Crash-test scores aren't available for the current Mazda5, and a rearview camera isn't widely available.

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