2015 Ford Mustang: Five-Star Safety Bucks Pony-Car Preconceptions

February 16, 2015

Safety might have been seen as a distant priority in the past for those buying pony cars like the Ford Mustang; but today there’s no reason to compromise on occupant protection in the interest of more muscle.

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One such example is the 2015 Mustang, which has now earned top five-star federal safety scores from the federal government.

In all categories of New Car Assessment (NCAP) testing, including frontal crash, side crash, and rollover, the Mustang now gets that top overall rating. It also earned five stars in nearly every subcategory, with rear-seat side protection being the one (four-star) exception.  

The other major U.S. safety organization, the insurance-funded IIHS, has only so far rated the Mustang ‘good’ (its top rating) in the moderate overlap front impact category. It hasn’t yet been rated for side impact, rear impact (seats), or roof strength—or tested the tougher small overlap frontal test—but it does achieve the IIHS ‘basic’ rating for front crash prevention, when equipped with the optional Adaptive Cruise Control and Forward Collision Warning systems.

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Those safety ratings hold for all the performance versions of the standard Mustang and Mustang GT, although they don't (yet) extend to the Mustang Convertible.

The 2015 Ford Mustang has been fully redesigned, and in addition to its existing V-6 and V-8 engines it’s been given a new, more fuel-efficient turbocharged four-cylinder EcoBoost engine option, as well as a new independent rear suspension and many additional safety features and options, including a new airbag design, the Blind Spot Information System with Cross Traffic Alert, Sync 911 Assist, and adaptive cruise control.

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