Top 10 Safest Crossovers and SUVs of 2014

Top 10 Safest Crossovers and SUVs of 2014

7. Mazda CX-5

Next on the list is the Mazda CX-5, which is priced from $22,375. Under the hood is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder SkyActiv engine with 155 hp and 150 lb-ft of torque while a more powerful 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine is available providing 184 hp and 185 lb-ft of torque. The smaller powerplant is rated at 26-mpg city, 35-mpg highway in front-wheel drive form while the more powerful engine gets 25 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway. Those looking to get the CX-5 with a manual transmission will only be able to get the 2.0-liter engine. It’s worth noting that only vehicles built after October 2013 receive the IIHS’s Top Safety Pick+ rating.

  • TDS

    If the list is alphabetical, they shouldn’t be numbered. Seems like a countdown to the safest vehicle, when in reality, the worst performer is the Toyota Highlander listed at #2. If you checked NHTSA as well as IIHS, the Highlander, Equinox, Rogue, Terrain, Forester and Outlander all fall behind many other SUVs. There are only four that ace both NHTSA and IIHS. The MDX, M-Class, CX-5 and XC60.

  • Lex

    Makes you wonder what was the payment made to from those listed was. In other words, this is likely just paid advertising.

  • Jamal

    Did you even read the article? “To determine the safest crossovers and SUVs available in today’s
    marketplace, we headed over to see which vehicles have been awarded a
    Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
    With the addition of the new small overlap front crash test, the IIHS
    truly puts the newest cars to the test in order to determine which are
    the safest. Given the requirement of being a Top Safety Pick+, there
    were exactly 10 crossovers and SUVs on the list and are listed in
    alphabetical order.”