Five stars is the highest rating.
The 2016 CX-5 received four stars in the front crash test, five stars in the side crash test and four stars in the rollover crash test.
The rating applies to front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive versions of the CX-5, which is on sale now at Mazda dealerships.
Standard safety equipment on the 2016 CX-5 includes antilock brakes, traction control and six airbags. A new rearview camera package is available on Sport AT models. A new i-Activsense package is available on GT models. It includes smart brake support with collision warning, lane-departure warning and radar cruise control.
Edmunds says: Car shoppers should note that the 2016 Ford Escape, Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4 have not been rated by NHTSA.