The 2020 Mazda CX-5 Safety Suite
The much-anticipated 2020 Mazda CX-5 is finally here. We’re excited. It’s even better than it was last year. We didn’t think that was even possible. One of things that improved from previous offering is the CX-5 suite of safety features.
So, exactly what safety features does the 2020 Mazda CX-5 have?
The CX-5 with i-Activesense
Mazda calls their safety suite i-Activsense. It’s a comprehensive conglomerate of features that work nonstop to keep you safe. The 2020 CX-5 has the full suite. Here’s the list of features:
- Blind Spot Monitoring System – sensors detect objects in your blind spots and then show a warning light in the respective side mirror
- Adaptive Front-Lighing System – enhances nighttime illumination by adjusting light up to 15° in the direction of turning
- Rear Cross Traffic Alert – sensors detect approaching vehicles while vehicle is backing up and show warning in respective side mirror
- Lane Departure Warning System – senses road markings and alerts driver if unintentional departure occurs
- High Beam Control – automatically switches between highs and lows by sensing oncoming traffic, pedestrians, etc.
- Smart City Brake Support – while driving slowly, detects objects ahead and prime brakes for quicker stopping; if driver doesn’t brake within certain distance, vehicle automatically brakes
- Mazda Radar Cruise Control – monitors traffic ahead and automatically adjusts cruise speed to maintain a safe distance
- Forward Obstruction Warning – alerts driver to obstructions ahead in order to avoid collisions
- Smart Brake Support – mitigates severity of collisions by determining risk of accident and automatically applying brakes
The CX-5 with i-ACTIV AWD
The CX-5 has available i-ACTIV AWD, which is the proprietary Mazda AWD system. It differentiates itself from traditional AWD systems with its innovative pre-emptive torque control. The system uses a front-wheel slip-warning detection system that calculates any micro-disparities between ground speed and front wheel speed. When the system detects too large a difference, it instantaneously supplies torque to the rear wheels, making up for the lost grip long before the driver would notice that any slippage even occurred.