2010 Ford Mustang

midsize convertible / 2-door convertible

2010 Ford Mustang 2-door convertible

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side
Head restraints & seats

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2010-14 models built after December 2009

Tested vehicle: 2010 Ford Mustang GT convertible

The Ford Mustang was re-engineered and restyled for the 2010 model year.

Two tests of a 2010 Mustang convertible were conducted. In the first test, forces recorded on the dummy's neck were high, leading to a poor head/neck injury rating and a poor overall rating. In response, Ford modified the convertible's front structure and the doors to improve occupant protection in frontal offset crashes beginning with cars manufactured after December 2009 (note: information about when a specific vehicle was manufactured is on the certification label typically affixed to the car on or near the driver door).

In the second test of a car built after the structural modifications were in place, the head/neck and overall ratings improved to good.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics

Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the steering wheel and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was maintained reasonably well.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the dummy's head contacted the side airbag and head restraint during rebound.

Despite moderate intrusion into the driver footwell, all leg and foot injury measures were low.

Rating applies to 2010 models built before January 2010

Tested vehicle: 2010 Ford Mustang GT convertible

The Ford Mustang was re-engineered and restyled for the 2010 model year.

Two tests of a 2010 Mustang convertible were conducted. In the first test as detailed here, the head/neck and overall ratings were poor. In response, Ford modified the convertible's front structure and the doors to improve occupant protection in frontal offset crashes beginning with cars manufactured after December 2009 (note: information about when a specific vehicle was manufactured is on the certification label typically affixed to the car on or near the driver door).

In the second test of a car built after the structural modifications were in place, the head/neck and overall ratings improved to good.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics
Dummy movement wasn't well controlled. The dummy's head hit the A-pillar, which bent downward and inward during the crash. There was also too much rearward movement of the steering wheel.

Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the steering wheel and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was maintained reasonably well.

Smeared greasepaint indicates where the dummy's head hit the A-pillar. Forces on the neck and head acceleration from this hit were high.

Despite moderate intrusion into the driver footwell, all leg and foot injury measures were low.

Side

Rating applies to 2010-14 models

Tested vehicle: 2010 Ford Mustang convertible with standard front seat-mounted combination head and torso airbags

The Ford Mustang was re-engineered and restyled for the 2010 model year. Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Ford as part of side crash test verification.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2010-12 models built before August 2011

Seat type: Manual - power seats with 2-way head restraint manufactured before Aug 2011

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry