Last post on Sep 06, 2006 at 2:47 PM
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Mazda CX-7, Car Safety, SUV
#1 of 5 Mazda CX-7 Crash Test Ratings
Aug 16, 2006 (9:26 am)
Mazda CX-7 Crash Test Ratings
#2 of 5 CX-7 Crash Test Scores
Aug 10, 2006 (1:13 pm)
Just announced, the Mazda CX-7 received a 5-star front and side impact crash test score!
#4 of 5 Re: CX-7 Crash Test Scores [crikey]
Aug 11, 2006 (10:32 am)
That's certainly good news but I look forward to seeing results of the tougher IIHS tests. That's what seperates the men from the boys, because the energy levels are much higher.
#5 of 5 Re: CX-7 Crash Test Scores [ateixeira]
Sep 06, 2006 (2:47 pm)
CX-7 just got 4 Star rollover ratings representing a 14% chance of rollover in a single vehicle crash.
A single vehicle swerving to avoid a collision didn't cause the vehicle to tip.
Front and side impact tests resulted in 5 Star crash test ratings.
There was a note that "During the dynamic rollover test, the ESC system deactivated causing the Malfunction Indicator Lamp to be illuminated. The ESC automatically reset at the next ignition cycle. This situation has been addressed for all vehicles manufactured after June 15, 2006."
No SUV currently on sale has received better ratings than the CX-7.
In comparison, the RAV4 had a 17% chance of rollover in a single vehicle collison and only received a 4 Star front impact rating for the passenger.
The 2006 Santa Fe had a 21% chance of rollover in a crash, and actually tipped (both inside wheels left the ground) during crash avoidance maneuvers. It also only got 4 Star front crash ratings for the driver. (2007 not rated yet)