: Mazda Bad ratings
: Rollover-marginal; rear-marginal 2011 sales
: 34,421 Price
: $29,725 JD Power Initial Quality
Assembled in Hiroshima, Japan, the Mazda CX-9 received “marginal” scores in both rollover and rear safety ratings. The CX-9 also had the lowest strength-to-weight ratio of all midsize SUVs tested by the IIHS. This ratio measures how much force a car’s roof can handle before it crushes five inches, and then it is divided by the weight of the car. Despite these poor ratings, the number of CX-9s sold increased from 25,484 in 2007 to 34,421 in 2011. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) More From 24/7 Wall St.
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