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    New IIHS mid size suv crash ratings

    The other day the IIHS released new results on the passenger side small overlap crash test and I thought it was weird that the cx9 wasn't included.

    http://m.iihs.org/mobile/news/mobile...me-major-flaws

    https://youtu.be/csDWSgnA1rU

    Did a tiny bit of digging and found that the cx9 was tested, maybe just not in this round of testing. But the cx9 looks like it performed very well, earning a good rating in the passenger small overlap, placing it with the top performers of this latest report.

    http://www.iihs.org/iihs/ratings/veh...-door-suv/2018

    http://www.iihs.org/iihs/ratings/veh...-door-suv/2018

    The only thing keeping the cx9 away from a "top safety pick +" rating is a "good" rating on headlight performance, where the cx9 with the optional headlights only got "acceptable".

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    I thought led headlight standard across all trims?

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    There are 2 version of headlights for the cx9. Lower trims get fixed led projectors and the higher trims get curve adaptive led projectors that aim into the turn.

    I think the issue here is that the distance illuminated is not satisfactory enough to meet the "good" criteria.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deepfriedsushi View Post
    The other day the IIHS released new results on the passenger side small overlap crash test and I thought it was weird that the cx9 wasn't included.

    http://m.iihs.org/mobile/news/mobile...me-major-flaws

    https://youtu.be/csDWSgnA1rU

    Did a tiny bit of digging and found that the cx9 was tested, maybe just not in this round of testing. But the cx9 looks like it performed very well, earning a good rating in the passenger small overlap, placing it with the top performers of this latest report.

    http://www.iihs.org/iihs/ratings/veh...-door-suv/2018

    http://www.iihs.org/iihs/ratings/veh...-door-suv/2018

    The only thing keeping the cx9 away from a "top safety pick +" rating is a "good" rating on headlight performance, where the cx9 with the optional headlights only got "acceptable".
    The iihs just started headlight testing a few years ago, and almost nobody got good scores. The fact that the cx-9 didn't get a good score isn't really surprising because it was designed before the test. Mazda will fix it in a year or so I imagine.

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