2016 Ford Mustang

midsize convertible / 2-door convertible

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side
Head restraints & seats

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Front crash prevention
Optional system
Basic

Other available safety features

  • Optional blind spot detection

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 2015-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2015 Ford Mustang 2-door convertible

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.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTF1414
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 ID VTF1414
Head
HIC-15 139
Peak gs at hard contact 14
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 - left 0.66
Maximum tibia index - right 0.51
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 2.2
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 2.6
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 43
Right 47

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2015-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2015 Ford Mustang GT 2-door convertible with front seat-mounted head and torso airbags

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.

Rating applies to 2015-19 models

Tested vehicle:2015 Ford Mustang GT 2-door convertible

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.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Driver head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Rear passenger head protection
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.
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTS1416
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -20.0
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTS1416
Head HIC-15 224
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 ID VTS1416
Head HIC-15 254
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

How the side crash test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2015-17 models

Seat type: Power leather seat

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type Power leather seat
Geometry
Backset (mm) 17
Distance below top of head (mm) 32
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 11.3
Head contact time (ms) 57
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 29
Max neck tension (N) 687

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted

Front crash prevention

System details

  • Optional Collision Mitigation

Package name

  • Optional Adaptive Cruise Control and Forward Collision Warning

Applies to 2015-17 models

Overall evaluation

  • This system meets the requirements for forward collision warning.
  • Autobrake not available.
Basic
Basic
with optional equipment

How front crash prevention is evaluated