2018 Ford Mustang

midsize car / 2-door coupe

2018 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
Optional system
Not tested

Child seat anchors

LATCH ease of use

Other available safety features

  • Optional blind spot detection
  • Optional lane departure warning
  • Optional lane departure prevention

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
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
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.

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
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics

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
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 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.

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

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2018-19 models

Seat type: Power cloth seat

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry

Front crash prevention

System details

  • Optional Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection

Package name

  • Optional Safe & Smart Package

Applies to 2018-19 models

Overall evaluation

  • This system meets the requirements for forward collision warning.
  • Autobrake not tested.

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.

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

How child seat anchors are evaluated