The 2024 Mazda CX-90 SUV has been awarded the IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus award, making it one of the safest SUVs on the market. In the latest round of crashworthiness testing from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, both the gasoline and plug-in hybrid variant of the CX-90 received the highest score of “good” in all four crashworthiness segments.
The gasoline version of the CX-90 offers different headlight options across the trims, with curve-adaptive LED projector lights earning the highest score of “good” in the primary crashworthiness test. On the other hand, the plug-in hybrid variant uses LED projector headlights that are not curve-adaptive, resulting in an “acceptable” score.
In the overall evaluation, the Mazda CX-90 SUV excelled in protecting the driver and passengers, with its structure, safety cage, driver injury measures, and driver restraints performing well in the crash simulations. The side curtain airbags also helped keep occupants secure during impact.
Mazda’s standard safety systems, such as the Smart Brake Support system, proved effective in front crash prevention tests, successfully avoiding collisions at both 12 mph and 25 mph. These systems earned an overall score of “superior.”
This is not the first time Mazda has produced safe SUVs, as previous models like the 2023 CX-30, CX-5, and CX-50 have also received the IIHS Top Safety Pick award. However, the 2024 CX-90 is the first to achieve the higher-tier Top Safety Pick Plus award.
While the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has not yet completed its crash testing on the 2024 CX-90, Mazda’s commitment to safety is evident, and they continue to improve their vehicles based on testing results.