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2012 Ford Mustang coupe: "good" for front impacts, "acceptable" for side impacts 2012 Ford Mustang convertible: "good" for front impacts, "good" for side impacts

For 2011, Ford added small insets on both side mirrors to open up the field of view and effectively eliminate blind spots.
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The Mustang's made progress on safety, but not all of the ratings are in just yet.

The 2012 Ford Mustang has been crash-tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), which gives it mixed ratings. Two-door Mustang coupes earn "good" scores for front-impact protection, but just "acceptable" ratings for side-impact protection. Convertibles are "good" on both fronts. The coupe hasn't yet been tested for roof-crush strength.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) hasn't done any of its usual tests on the 2012 Mustang, but assigns it a numerically-compiled rollover rating of five stars.

All Mustangs come with standard front and side airbags, anti-lock brakes and stability control. Moving up the model hierarchy, and many Mustangs can be equipped with Bluetooth; blind-spot monitors; a rearview camera; and new this year, rear parking sensors.

Visibility is a challenge with either Mustang, but the convertible isn't as bad as some of its kind when the top is up.

We'll update this review when more information becomes available.



The Mustang's made progress on safety, but not all of the ratings are in just yet.

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