Mazda has already prepared the gorgeous all-new 2016 CX-9 SUV for Australia, but before entering the market at the end of July, it must make sure it complies with all safety regulations. And this is where ANCAP sets in.

The 2016 Mazda CX-9 was put to hard crashing tests, with the SUV to receive a five-star rating from ANCAP`s experts. James Goodwin, ANCAP CEO, stated that the CX-9 had a good run during the tests, also stating that the new SUV has to be a safe car since it is was built as a family car.

“CX-9 buyers have previously gone without a rating so we have filled this gap with safety consumers now able to enter the showroom with confidence knowing all new variants offer the top level of safety”, he concluded his statement.

In conclusion, the 2016 Mazda CX-0 performed extremely well, receiving an overall rating of 35.87 out of 37, with 16 out of 16 for side impact, 2.00 out of 2.00 for pole test, as well as 14.87 out of 16 for frontal offset test. As for the whiplash and pedestrian protection, the SUV was also rated “good”.

In Australia, the all-new CX-9 is available in eight trim levels, with prices to start from $42,490 for the entry-level CX-9 6A Sport FWD and going all the way up to $63,390 for the top of the line 6A Azami AWD.