How Safe is the 2024 Mazda CX-5?

September 8th, 2023 by

After one ride in the 2024 Mazda CX-5, you’ll understand why it’s one of the top-selling small SUVs. Drivers enjoy agile handling, high-end interior features, and a great price. Whether you’re looking for a new vehicle for your daily commute or hauling the family back and forth to various activities, the CX-5 gets the job done in style. The only question you may have is, “How safe is the 2024 CX-5?” Our Capistrano Mazda team invites you to discover why you can feel confident in the safety of this SUV.

Trims and Specs

You can purchase the 2024 Mazda CX-5 in eight trim levels: the Select, S Preferred, S Carbon Edition, S Premium, S Premium Plus, Carbon Turbo, Turbo Premium, and Turbo Signature. Standard features for the CX-5 include LED headlights and 17-inch gray-painted alloy wheels. Higher trims add hands-free keyless entry, dark-tinted rear window privacy glass, a power sunroof, power-folding mirrors, a power liftgate, a windshield wiper deicer system, and 19-inch wheels. The Carbon trims feature an exclusive gray exterior bant with gloss-black side mirrors and exterior trim for a unique appearance.

All S trims feature a 2.5L four-cylinder engine that generates 187 horsepower and 185 lb-ft of torque. The Turbo trims have a turbocharged version that garners 227 horsepower on regular gasoline or 256 horsepower if you opt for 93 octane fuel. The turbo engine also delivers 320 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed automatic transmission offers a seamless driving experience. An all-wheel-drive system is standard across all the 2024 CX-5’s trim levels, giving you the traction and control needed to tackle inclement weather and various road conditions.

Interior features start with remote keyless entry, a push-button start, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a four-speaker audio system, front USB ports, and a 10.25-inch infotainment center with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. You also get a 40/20/40 split-folding rear seat for endless cargo and passenger possibilities.

Moving up trims adds dual-zone automatic climate control, power-adjustable front seats, rear air conditioning vents, heated front seats, rear USB charging ports, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, leather upholstery, and a heated steering wheel. You can also get a six- or 10-speaker stereo system, satellite radio, a navigation system, and ambient interior lighting, depending on the trim you select.

Safety and Driver-Assistance Features

Getting you and your passengers safely to your destination is a top priority for Mazda, and you get many standard safety and driver-assistance features to help make that happen. Standard on all trim levels are features such as a high-strength steel frame with side-impact door beams and a ring structure unibody construction. You also get an advanced air bag system with dual front air bags, front side-impact air bags, a side-impact air curtain, and rollover protection. Three-point seat belts are found in all seating positions, with front seat belt pre-tensioners with force limiters.

A four-wheel antilock brake system with electronic brakeforce distribution and brake assist gives you the power to stop on a dime. You’ll also find a Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children system in the rear seat featuring child safety seat anchors and upper tether anchors. The child safety rear door locks add another layer of protection for those with young children in the rear seat. Other mechanical features include dynamic stability control with traction control, hill launch assist, an engine immobilizer antitheft system, and a tire pressure monitoring system.

Driver-assistance features for the 2024 CX-5 include blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go, Advanced Smart City Brake Support with pedestrian detection, a lane departure warning system, lane-keep assist, and a rearview monitor. E911 automatic emergency notification can dial emergency services to a paired phone if the vehicle sensors or air bag deployment system detects a collision.

The Premium Plus offers a windshield-projected active driving display to help keep your eyes and attention on the road. On the Turbo Premium, traffic jam assist monitors the speed of surrounding vehicles below 40 mph, pairing with radar cruise control to keep you safe in heavy traffic. The Turbo Signature also features a 360-degree view monitor, a traffic sign recognition system, and a driver attention alert. Other available features vary by trim and include:

  • Adaptive front lighting system: This feature pivots the headlights in the direction you turn the steering wheel to illuminate corners and turns better.
  • Forward Smart City Brake Support: Sensors on the CX-5 alert you of objects in front of you, applying the brakes automatically if the vehicle detects a collision.
  • Reverse Smart City Brake Support: Sensors alert you and apply the brakes if needed if they detect an object behind your vehicle.
  • Parking sensors: Front and rear sensors alert you to obstructions around your CX-5, making parking easier even in tight spaces.
  • High beam control: This aid maintains high beams when traveling over 20 mph, automatically switching to low beams if another vehicle is detected ahead.

Safety Accolades

Mazda has a long history of awards for safety, and the CX-5 is no exception. The 2023 CX-5 was also a top pick for the International Institute for Highway Safety and received a five-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. This distinction is the highest honor in the New Car Assessment Program. This means that you can drive confidently, knowing that Mazda has your safety covered in the latest CX-5.


When you’re ready to narrow down your choices for trims, the MSRP can be a determining factor. Here are the anticipated MSRPs for each trim level of the 2024 Mazda CX-5:

  • S Select: $29,300.
  • S Preferred: $30,650.
  • S Carbon Edition: $31,950.
  • S Premium: $33,900.
  • S Premium Plus: $36,500.
  • Carbon Turbo: $37,000.
  • Turbo Premium: $37,800.
  • Turbo Signature: $40,600.

Take the 2024 Mazda CX-5 for a Test Drive at Capistrano Mazda

Visit our sales team at Capistrano Mazda to get answers to your questions, or set up a test drive in the 2024 CX-5 or any of our other available models. You can find us at 35852 Valle Road in San Juan Capistrano, California. Call us at 833-753-0710 or complete our secure online form to get started. We’re available Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. for your convenience.

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