Applies to 2010-14 models
|Structure and safety cage|
|Driver injury measures|
|Rear passenger injury measures|
|Side crash test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.
The Ford Mustang was re-engineered and restyled for the 2010 model year. Note that these ratings apply only to the Mustang coupe and not to the convertible.
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 that serious skull fracture and/or brain injuries would be possible in a crash of this severity. The risk of significant injuries to other body regions is low.
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 interior side trim panel beneath the rear side window and then by the pillar behind the window. According to Ford, both surfaces satisfy the federal standard to provide some protection for occupants' heads.
Tested vehicle specifications
|Tested vehicle||2010 Ford Mustang GT 2-door|
|Weight|| 3,556 lbs.|
|Side airbags||standard front seat-mounted combination head and torso airbags|
|Engine||4.6 L V8|
|EPA ratings||17 mpg city / 23 mpg highway|
How this test is conducted
Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side
|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.
Driver injury measures
|Lateral deflection (mm)||42|
|Lateral force (kN)||1.5|
|Maximum deflection (mm)||37|
|Average deflection (mm)||30|
|Maximum deflection rate (m/s)||3.62|
|Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)||0.60|
|Iliac force (kN)||0.7|
|Acetabulum force (kN)||2.4|
|Combined force (kN)||3.0|
Passenger injury measures
|Lateral deflection (mm)||49|
|Lateral force (kN)||1.1|
|Maximum deflection (mm)||40|
|Average deflection (mm)||28|
|Maximum deflection rate (m/s)||4.63|
|Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)||0.69|
|Iliac force (kN)||2.5|
|Acetabulum force (kN)||1.0|
|Combined force (kN)||3.5|