All variants are offered with side curtain airbags for all three rows of seats, and come with rear cross-traffic alert, low-speed autonomous braking, and blind-spot warning all as standard. High-speed autonomous braking is only available on the top Azami variants.
Overall, the new CX-9 scored 35.87 out of 37, receiving 2.00 out of 2.00 for the pole test, 16 out of 16 for side impact, and 14.87 out of 16 for the frontal offset test. It was also rated “good” for whiplash and pedestrian protection.
“Safety is an important consideration for buyers in this class as this model is likely to be used to transport children and other family members.
“CX-9 buyers have previously gone without a rating so we have filled this gap with safety savvy consumers now able to enter the showroom with confidence knowing all new variants offer the top level of safety.”
Side curtain airbags protect occupants’ heads for all three rows of seating, and all models come with driver-assist technology the likes of blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert and low-speed autonomous emergency braking. Additionally, the flagship CX-9 Azami also features high-speed autonomous emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane support systems, adaptive front lighting and driver fatigue detection.