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2015 Ford Mustang

Midsize convertible

Crashworthiness
Front crash
prevention
Crash avoidance rating
Basic
with optional
equipment
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  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G
1
Side airbags: front seat-mounted head and torso airbags
2
Driver and front passenger knee airbags: separate airbags in the lower instrument panel and glove compartment designed to minimize knee injuries in frontal crashes
3
Electronic stability control
4
Antilock brakes
Model year Front overlap SideRoof strengthHead restraints & seatsFront crash prevention
SmallModerate
2015
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Basic
2014
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
2013
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
2012
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2011
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2010
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2009
A
G
P
Crash avoidance rating
2008
A
G
P
Crash avoidance rating
2007
A
G
P
Crash avoidance rating
2006
A
P
Crash avoidance rating
2005
A
P
Crash avoidance rating

Applies to 2015 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
G
Leg/foot, right
G
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Ford Mustang was redesigned for the 2015 model year. Moderate overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Ford as part of frontal crash test verification.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity. Head accelerations from the two B-pillar hits were low.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. The driver side head and torso airbags deployed during the crash. (These airbags are separate.) The dummy's head grazed the top of the A-pillar as it moved forward into the frontal airbag. During rebound, the head contacted the A-pillar again.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2015 Ford Mustang 2-door convertible
Weight 3,707 lbs.
Side airbagsfront seat-mounted head and torso airbags
Wheelbase107 in.
Length188 in.
Width75 in.
Engine2.3 L turbocharged 4-cylinder
EPA ratings20 mpg city / 30 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDVTF1414
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)6
Left (cm)7
Center (cm)9
Right (cm)2
Brake pedal (cm)6
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)-2
Right (cm)-2
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)0
Rearward (cm)1
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)1

Driver injury measures

Test IDVTF1414
Head
HIC-15139
Peak gs at hard contact14
Neck
Tension (kN)0.8
Extension bending moment (Nm)11
Maximum Nij 0.19
Chest maximum compression (mm)31
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)0.9
Femur force - right (kN)1.6
Knee displacement - left (mm)2
Knee displacement - right (mm)5
Maximum tibia index - left0.66
Maximum tibia index - right0.51
Tibia axial force - left (kN)2.2
Tibia axial force - right (kN)2.6
Foot acceleration (g)
Left43
Right47

Applies to 2015 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
A
Side crash test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

The Ford Mustang was redesigned for the 2015 model year. Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Ford as part of side crash test verification.

Injury measures

Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Passenger — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Head protection

Driver — The dummy's head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side airbag that deployed from the seat.

Passenger — The dummy's head was hit by the window sill trim, which was dislodged during the crash before head contact. This impact did not produce high head injury measures, but the head protection is insufficient.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2015 Ford Mustang GT 2-door convertible
Weight 3,969 lbs.
Side airbagsfront seat-mounted head and torso airbags
Wheelbase107 in.
Length188 in.
Width75 in.
Engine5.0 L V8
EPA ratings15 mpg city / 24 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDVTS1416
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm)
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.
-20.0

Driver injury measures

Test IDVTS1416
Head HIC-15224
Neck
Tension (kN)1.1
Compression (kN)0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)33
Lateral force (kN)1.3
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)36
Average deflection (mm)32
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)4.93
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.71
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)1.9
Acetabulum force (kN)0.9
Combined force (kN)2.8
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.4
L-M moment (Nm)75
A-P moment (Nm) 31

Passenger injury measures

Test IDVTS1416
Head HIC-15254
Neck
Tension (kN)1.1
Compression (kN)0.1
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)42
Lateral force (kN)2.0
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)36
Average deflection (mm)21
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)4.54
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.61
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)0.4
Acetabulum force (kN)1.0
Combined force (kN)1.4
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.2
L-M moment (Nm)34
A-P moment (Nm) 22

Applies to 2015 models

System details

  • Optional Collision Warning

Package name

  • Optional Adaptive Cruise Control and Forward Collision Warning

Overall evaluation

Crash avoidance rating
Basic
with optional
equipment
1 point total

Forward collision warning

This system meets the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's criteria for forward collision warning.
1 point

Low-speed autobrake

Not available.
0 points

High-speed autobrake

Not available.
0 points

How this rating is determined

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