Mazda CX-50 earns top US safety award

The Mazda CX-50 has earned a top American safety award, the North American market only SUV, has earnt the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Award. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is the leading independent safety body in the United States and it has annannounced that the Mazda CX-50, has been added to the list of Mazda vehicles that earn its highest award – the 2022 Top Safety Pick+ Award. The all-new CX-50 joins the 2023 model year Mazda3 Saloon and Hatchback, plus the CX-30, CX-5, and CX-9 SUVs as 2022 TOP SAFETY PICK+ award recipients.

To qualify for the 2022 TOP SAFETY PICK+ award, the 2023 CX-50 earned good ratings in each of the Institute’s six crashworthiness evaluations: driver-side small overlap front, passenger-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, original side, roof strength and head restraint tests. Its front crash prevention system earned a superior rating in both the vehicle-to-vehicle and daytime vehicle-to-pedestrian evaluations, and it has good or acceptable rated headlights standard across all trims, earning it IIHS’s higher-tier award.

Commentnig on the rating, Mazda North American Operations President and CEO, Jeff Guyton, said: “we are exceptionally proud that the all-new Mazda CX-50 – our first purpose-built SUV built in Alabama at our new plant – achieved the highest IIHS standard.

The IIHS is an independent, non-governmental safety-testing organization, funded by the insurance industry. For more information, visit