2011 Ford Mustang

midsize car / 2-door coupe

2011 Ford Mustang 2-door coupe
2010 Ford Mustang 2-door coupe shown

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
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 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.

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
Head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection

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.

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