The EuroNCAP tests involve crashing new cars into an assortment of barriers and poles to gauge the safety of drivers, passengers and pedestrians in the event of an accident.
The Mazda CX-5 scored top five-star ratings in adult and child safety as well as the safety assist tests, which measures the number of safety features on the car.
It also scored a five-star rating in the new, tougher pedestrian safety tests after the criteria was made stricter by the testing organisation.
The Mazda CX-5, a compact SUV with a premium level of equipment and frugal new engine technology, was also praised for its use of Autonomous Emergency Braking System (AEBs) designed to help with braking independently of the driver.
Dr Michiel van Ratingen, Secretary General of Euro NCAP: “The Mazda CX-5, which has AEB fitted largely as standard equipment in Europe, is therefore a good example for other manufacturers to follow as Euro NCAP intends to assess AEB in future testing procedures.”
The Mazda CX-5 is not only one of the safest SUVs on the market today, it is also one of the greenest.
Mazda’s new Skyactiv technology includes new chassis, materials, engines and gearboxes to improve CO2 emissions and boost fuel economy on the SUV.
Available with a choice of petrol or diesel engines, the Mazda CX-5 delivers fuel economy as low as 61.4mpg and CO2 emissions as low as 119g/km in two-wheel drive variation.
However, four-wheel drive models are also available as part of the new Mazda CX-5 range, alongside a choice of generously-equipped trim levels.
The new Mazda CX-5 is on sale next week in the UK from Perrys Mazda dealerships. New Mazda CX-5 prices start from £21,395.