2017 Ford Mustang

midsize car / 2-door coupe

2017 Ford Mustang 2-door coupe
2016 Ford Mustang shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Small overlap front: driver-side
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-vehicle
Optional system
Basic

Child seat anchors

LATCH ease of use

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.

Small overlap front: driver-side

Rating applies to 2015-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2016 Ford Mustang GT 2-door

The Ford Mustang was redesigned for the 2015 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
The dummy’s face remained in contact with the frontal airbag, but its head still rolled around the left side of the steering wheel toward the intruding A-pillar because the seat belt allowed excessive forward excursion of the head and torso. The side curtain airbag deployed and has sufficient forward coverage to protect the head from contact with side structure and outside objects. The side torso airbag also deployed.

Action shot taken during the small overlap frontal crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the door frame, steering wheel, and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was not maintained well.

The dummy’s head contacted the frontal airbag but rolled around the left side, allowing the head to approach the intruding A-pillar. (The car's headliner partially blocked the view; it became loose because of camera installation on the roof but did not interfere with the dummy's motion or the side curtain airbag deployment.)

Despite considerable intrusion of the door hinge pillar and instrument panel, risk of injuries to the dummy's legs and feet was low.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEN1612
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 15
Footrest (cm) 17
Left toepan (cm) 12
Brake pedal (cm) 15
Parking brake (cm)
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 2
Upper occupant compartment
Steering column 5
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 14
Upper dash (cm) 16
Lower instrument panel (cm) 13

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEN1612
Head
HIC-15 147
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.1
Extension bending moment (Nm) 6
Maximum Nij 0.20
Chest maximum compression (mm) 25
Femur (kN)
Left 2.8
Right 1.4
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 4
Right 2
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.74
Right 0.66
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 3.3
Right 2.5
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 102
Right 67

How the driver-side small overlap front test is conducted

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2015-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2015 Ford Mustang GT 2-door

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 VTF1411
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 5
Left (cm) 10
Center (cm) 16
Right (cm) 8
Brake pedal (cm) 13
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 0
Right (cm) 0
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 0
Rearward (cm) 0
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 0

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF1411
Head
HIC-15 187
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.0
Extension bending moment (Nm) 26
Maximum Nij 0.23
Chest maximum compression (mm) 31
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 0.8
Femur force - right (kN) 0.7
Knee displacement - left (mm) 2
Knee displacement - right (mm) 1
Maximum tibia index - left 0.58
Maximum tibia index - right 0.40
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.9
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 2.9
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 44
Right 88

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2015-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2016 Ford Mustang GT 2-door

The Ford Mustang was redesigned for the 2015 model year.

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

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

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

Smeared greasepaint shows where the driver dummy's head was protected from being hit by hard structures by the side airbags.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the rear passenger dummy’s head was protected by the side airbag. During rebound, the dummy's head and torso slid out from the shoulder belt and moved across the seat, but this motion does not cause any significant risk of injury.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CES1607
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -28.5
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID CES1607
Head HIC-15 284
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.2
Compression (kN) 0.3
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 33
Lateral force (kN) 1.4
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 34
Average deflection (mm) 32
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 5.28
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.53
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.4
Acetabulum force (kN) 0.7
Combined force (kN) 2.0
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.5
L-M moment (Nm) 100
A-P moment (Nm) -20

Passenger injury measures

Test ID CES1607
Head HIC-15 559
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.4
Compression (kN) 2.4
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 23
Lateral force (kN) 1.1
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 26
Average deflection (mm) 19
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 2.79
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.38
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.4
Acetabulum force (kN) 0.9
Combined force (kN) 2.3
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.5
L-M moment (Nm) 88
A-P moment (Nm) -42

How the side crash test is conducted

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2015-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2016 Ford Mustang GT 2-door

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 3,696 lbs
Peak force 16,384 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 4.43

How the roof strength test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

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: vehicle-to-vehicle

System details

  • Optional Collision Mitigation

Package name

  • Optional Adaptive Cruise Control and Forward Collision Warning

Overall evaluation

Applies to 2015-17 models

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

How front crash prevention is evaluated

Child seat anchors

Applies to 2016-19 models

Overall evaluation
Vehicle trim GT
Seat type cloth

This vehicle has 2 rear seating positions with complete child seat attachment (LATCH) hardware.

Overall evaluation
Vehicle trim GT
Seat type cloth
1 3
G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor
Seating positions that rely on borrowed lower anchors or have only a tether anchor available are not rated.
thether anchor symbol
Tether anchor
lower anchor symbol
Lower anchors
shared lower achors symbol
Lower anchor(s) can be borrowed from adjacent positions(s)
No hardware available

Details by seating position

1
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors
3
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors
Technical measurements for this test

Seat position 21

3

Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 2-4
Force (lbs) 38
Clearance angle (degrees) 100
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 4-6
Force (lbs) could not measure
Clearance angle (degrees) 62
Tether anchor
Location Rear deck
Confusing hardware present No
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

Seat position 23

1

Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 4-6
Force (lbs) could not measure
Clearance angle (degrees) 71
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 2-4
Force (lbs) 34
Clearance angle (degrees) 96
Tether anchor
Location Rear deck
Confusing hardware present No
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

How child seat anchors are evaluated