2024 Ford Mustang Mach-E

midsize SUV / 4-door SUV

2024 Ford Mustang Mach-E 4-door SUV
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Small overlap front: driver-side
Small overlap front: passenger-side
Moderate overlap front: updated test
Side: updated test

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-pedestrian (day)
Standard system
Superior
Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-pedestrian (night)
Standard system
Superior

Seat belts & child restraints

LATCH ease of use

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights

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 2021-24 models

Tested vehicle: 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Select EV 4-door 4wd

The Ford Mustang Mach-E was introduced in the 2021 model year as the first electric SUV in Ford's lineup.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics

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 maintained very well.

The frontal and side curtain airbags worked well together to keep the head from coming close to any stiff structure or outside objects that could cause injury.

The driver's space was maintained well, and risk of injuries to the dummy's legs and feet was very low.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEN2102
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 3
Footrest (cm) 3
Left toepan (cm) 3
Brake pedal (cm) 1
Parking brake (cm)
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 1
Upper occupant compartment
Steering column 0
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 3
Upper dash (cm) 2
Lower instrument panel (cm) 3

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEN2102
Head
HIC-15 80
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.8
Extension bending moment (Nm) 18
Maximum Nij 0.18
Chest maximum compression (mm) 24
Femur (kN)
Left 0.2
Right 0.2
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 0
Right 1
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.52
Right 0.41
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 2.3
Right 0.1
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 55
Right 28

How the driver-side small overlap front test is conducted

Small overlap front: passenger-side

Rating applies to 2021-24 models

Tested vehicle: 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Premium EV 4-door 4wd

The Ford Mustang Mach-E was introduced in the 2021 model year as the first electric SUV in Ford's lineup. Passenger-side small overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test of a 2021 Mach-E conducted by Ford as part of frontal crash test verification.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Passenger restraints and dummy kinematics
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on passenger side

Test ID VTP2105
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 3
Footrest (cm) 4
Right toepan (cm) 2
Center toepan (cm) 1
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 1
Upper occupant compartment
Center dash (cm) 6
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 5
Upper dash (cm) 4
Right lower dash (cm) 4

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTP2105
Head
HIC-15 85
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.9
Extension bending moment (Nm) 11
Maximum Nij 0.19
Chest maximum compression (mm) 28
Femur (kN)
Left 0.1
Right 0.1
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 0
Right 0
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.39
Right 0.58
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 0.9
Right 1.5
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 26
Right 56

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTP2105
Head
HIC-15 62
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.7
Extension bending moment (Nm) 13
Maximum Nij 0.16
Chest maximum compression (mm) 30
Femur (kN)
Left 0.2
Right 0.2
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 1
Right 1
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.26
Right 0.22
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 1.0
Right 0.2
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 30
Right 41

How the passenger-side small overlap front test is conducted

Moderate overlap front: updated test

Rating applies to 2021-24 models

Tested vehicle: 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Select EV 4-door 4wd

The Ford Mustang Mach-E was introduced in the 2021 model year as the first electric SUV in Ford's lineup.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Thigh/hip
Leg/foot
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Thigh
Rear passenger restraints and dummy kinematics

View of the vehicle after the crash showing the airbags and damage to the occupant compartment.

The rear passenger dummy's head remained a safe distance from the front seatback.

Rear passenger dummy injury values indicate a low risk of injury to the head or neck and chest. During the crash, the shoulder belt remained in an ideal position on the dummy’s chest.

The rear passenger dummy's lap belt remained in the ideal position on the pelvis.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEF2213
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 9
Left (cm) 12
Center (cm) 10
Right (cm) 10
Brake pedal (cm) 4
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 0
Right (cm) 0
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) -3
Rearward (cm) -2
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 0

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEF2213
Head
HIC-15 119
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.9
Extension bending moment (Nm) 6
Maximum Nij 0.21
Chest maximum compression (mm) 29
Femur (kN)
Left 0.4
Right 0.3
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 1
Right 1
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.28
Right 0.31
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 1.4
Right 1.6
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 34
Right 45

Rear passenger injury measures

Test ID CEF2213
Head
HIC-15 for head contact during forward excursion
no contact
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.2
Compression (kN) 0.4
Maximum Nij for head contact during forward excursion
no contact
Chest
Chest index 30
Shoulder belt tension (kN) 4.0
Thigh (kN)
Left femur compression 0.1
Right femur compression 0.1

How the updated moderate overlap front test is conducted

February 2024 adjustment to rating criteria

Side: updated test

Rating applies to 2021-24 models

Tested vehicle: 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Premium EV 4-door 4wd

The Ford Mustang Mach-E was introduced in the 2021 model year as the first electric SUV in Ford's lineup. During the crash, the left rear passenger door opened. This opening didn't significantly affect vehicle crush or dummy movement but shouldn't happen because, in some crashes, it could allow partial or complete occupant ejection, especially if the occupant is unbelted.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis
Driver head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis
Rear passenger head protection

View of the vehicle just after the crash test.

View of the vehicle after the crash with doors 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 curtain airbag.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the rear passenger dummy’s head was protected by the side airbag.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CES2221
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -25.5
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID CES2221
Head
HIC-15 115
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.6
Compression (kN) 0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 36
Lateral force (kN) 1.2
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 36
Average deflection (mm) 34
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 4.15
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.61
Pelvis
Combined force (kN) 3.7

Passenger injury measures

Test ID CES2221
Head
HIC-15 42
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.5
Compression (kN) 0.1
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 22
Lateral force (kN) 1.2
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 24
Average deflection (mm) 21
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 1.61
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.20
Pelvis
Combined force (kN) 2.4

How the side crash test is conducted

Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-pedestrian (day)

System details

  • standard Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking

Overall evaluation

This rating applies to all 2021-24 models

Superior
Superior

Crossing child

  • In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.

Crossing adult

  • In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.

Parallel adult

  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 37 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 35 mph. A warning was issued 1.7 seconds before impact.

How front crash prevention is evaluated

Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-pedestrian (night)

System details

  • standard Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking

Overall evaluation

Includes high-beam assist credit

This rating applies to 2021-24 models of the following trim lines: Premium trim, GT trim
Superior
Superior

Crossing adult

  • In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision when using its high beams. When using its low beams, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision when using its high beams. When using its low beams, this vehicle avoided a collision.

Parallel adult

  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision when using its high beams. When using its low beams, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 37 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 33 mph when using its high beams and a warning was issued 1.6 seconds before impact. When using its low beams, impact speed was reduced by 16 mph and a warning was issued 1 seconds before impact.

How front crash prevention is evaluated

Child seat anchors

Applies to 2021-24 models

Overall evaluation
Vehicle trim
Seat type leather

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

It has 1 additional seating position with a tether anchor only.

Overall evaluation
Vehicle trim
Seat type leather
1 2 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
other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
not too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors
2
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
none available
3
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
not too deep in seat
not 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) 0-2
Force (lbs) 17
Clearance angle (degrees) 80
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 0-2
Force (lbs) 16
Clearance angle (degrees) 76
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

Seat position 22

2

Lower anchor A
No lower latch for this seat position
Lower anchor B
No lower latch for this seat position
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

Seat position 23

1

Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 0-2
Force (lbs) 22
Clearance angle (degrees) 75
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 0-2
Force (lbs) 16
Clearance angle (degrees) 78
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

How child seat anchors are evaluated