Mazda CX-5, Ford Escape Get Four-Star Crash Rating

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Testing is underway for 2013 model year vehicles, with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) putting the new and redesigned vehicles through its crash tests.

The newly-redesigned 2013 Ford Escape and the 2013 Mazda CX-5 both got an overall rating of four out of five, giving both new crossovers decent, but not great, crash test results. Both vehicles earned five stars on the side-impact crash tests, but saw four-star marks in frontal testing and rollover testing.

New vehicles that have so far received five-star overall ratings include the Hyundai Elantra GT and BMW 3 Series Hybrid.

NHTSA plans to test 54 vehicles for 2013: 33 passenger cars, 16 SUVs, one van, and four pickup trucks.

To discuss the Ford Escape, please visit our Ford Escape Forum

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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