We’re thrilled that so many of the 2019 Mazda vehicles you’ll see at our Erie, PA Mazda dealership has gotten so much well-deserved attention from respected automotive authorities. Recently, the 2019 Mazda CX-5 earned some attention from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is an independent, non-government related entity that’s sponsored by the insurance industry.

More specifically, the new Mazda CX-5 earned the rating of advanced for its pedestrian crash prevention capabilities. The advanced rating is the second-best rating for this kind of system that the IIHS hands out. Under the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s rating system, vehicles earn the mark of basic, advanced, or superior for their pedestrian crash prevention capabilities based on their demonstrated ability to avoid a crash with crash test dummies posed as pedestrians in multiple scenarios and at different speeds.

“Our Mazda Proactive Safety Philosophy guides us to develop cars and crossover SUVs that are both nimble and responsive to help a driver avoid incidents altogether,” said Masahiro Moro, president and CEO of Mazda North American Operations and managing executive officer, Mazda Motor Corporation. “At Mazda [headquarters] we are not only concerned about the safety of those behind the wheel but those who come into contact with our vehicles every day. We are committed to producing beautifully designed vehicles that push the boundary of form and function.”

We’re proud that the 2019 Mazda CX-5 earned the second highest rating for its pedestrian crash prevention abilities. That feat is especially impressive when you consider that only five vehicles have managed to earn that mark so far for the 2019 model year.

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