2010 Ford Mustang

midsize car / 2-door coupe

2010 Ford Mustang 2-door coupe

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

Tested vehicle: 2010 Ford Mustang GT 2-door

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.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver 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 very well.

Dummy movement was well controlled. During rebound, the dummy's head hit only the head restraint, as indicated by smeared greasepaint.

Intrusion into the driver's space was minimal, and all leg and foot injury measures were low.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEF0914
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 5
Left (cm) 7
Center (cm) 8
Right (cm) 7
Brake pedal (cm) 2
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 0
Right (cm) 0
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 4
Rearward (cm) 2
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 2

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEF0914
Head
HIC-15 159
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.9
Extension bending moment (Nm) 35
Maximum Nij 0.33
Chest maximum compression (mm) 26
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 1.8
Femur force - right (kN) 0.9
Knee displacement - left (mm) 3
Knee displacement - right (mm) 1
Maximum tibia index - left 0.31
Maximum tibia index - right 0.40
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.3
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 1.7
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 57
Right 47

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2010-14 models

Tested vehicle: 2010 Ford Mustang GT 2-door with standard front seat-mounted combination head and torso airbags

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.

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 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.

View of the vehicle and barrier just after the crash test.

View of the vehicle after the crash with the door removed, showing the side airbag and damage to the occupant compartment.

The driver dummy's head was protected from being hit by hard structures by the side airbag.

Smeared red and yellow greasepaint shows where the dummy's head was hit by the interior side trim panel.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CES0922
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -23.0
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID CES0922
Head HIC-15 297
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.8
Compression (kN) 0.8
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 42
Lateral force (kN) 1.5
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 37
Average deflection (mm) 30
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 3.62
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.60
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.7
Acetabulum force (kN) 2.4
Combined force (kN) 3.0
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.4
L-M moment (Nm) 181
A-P moment (Nm) 70

Passenger injury measures

Test ID CES0922
Head HIC-15 796
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.6
Compression (kN) 0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 49
Lateral force (kN) 1.1
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 40
Average deflection (mm) 28
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 4.63
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.69
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 2.5
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.0
Combined force (kN) 3.5
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.5
L-M moment (Nm) 60
A-P moment (Nm) 21

How the side crash test is conducted

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
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type Manual - power seats with 2-way head restraint manufactured before Aug 2011
Geometry
Backset (mm) 12
Distance below top of head (mm) 30
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 12.5
Head contact time (ms) 66
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 2
Max neck tension (N) 544

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted