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2015 Ford Mustang 2-door coupe

Midsize moderately priced car

Crashworthiness
Front crash
prevention
Crash avoidance rating
Basic
with optional
equipment
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for recalls
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
1
Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
2
Rollover sensor: designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover
3
Driver and front passenger knee airbags: separate airbags in the lower instrument panel and glove compartment designed to minimize knee injuries in frontal crashes
4
Electronic stability control
5
Antilock brakes
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2015
G
2014
G
A
G
2013
G
A
G
2012
G
A
G
2011
G
A
G
2010
G
A
G

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.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. The driver side curtain and side thorax airbags deployed during the crash. After the dummy moved forward into the frontal airbag, it rebounded into the seat without its head coming close to any stiff structure that could cause injury.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2015 Ford Mustang GT 2-door
Weight 3,738 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase107 in.
Length188 in.
Width75 in.
Engine5.0 L V8
EPA ratings16 mpg city / 25 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDVTF1411
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)5
Left (cm)10
Center (cm)16
Right (cm)8
Brake pedal (cm)13
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)0
Right (cm)0
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)0
Rearward (cm)0
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)0

Driver injury measures

Test IDVTF1411
Head
HIC-15187
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)1.0
Extension bending moment (Nm)26
Maximum Nij 0.23
Chest maximum compression (mm)31
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)0.8
Femur force - right (kN)0.7
Knee displacement - left (mm)2
Knee displacement - right (mm)1
Maximum tibia index - left0.58
Maximum tibia index - right0.40
Tibia axial force - left (kN)1.9
Tibia axial force - right (kN)2.9
Foot acceleration (g)
Left44
Right88

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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