2010 Ford Mustang  RealSafeCars76Safety Rating

#27 of 2010 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#57 of all 2010 vehicles

Pictured: 2018 Ford Mustang
The Mustang, a mainstay of Ford's lineup for decades, is a midsize sedan/hatchback with seating up to 4. The Mustang has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2017. The Ford Mustang provides superior horsepower for its class, offering great power. Ford offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2010 Ford Mustang is below average compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2010 Ford Mustang has a score of 76, implying a 0.048% chance of driver death (4.3% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2010 Ford Mustang has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0479% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.4728%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0479% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.4728% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2010 Ford Mustang is 0% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2010 Ford Mustang is 7% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

But it is safer than many comparable models.

8842Hyundai SonataMitsubishi GalantDodge ChargerHyundai AzeraMercury MilanFord FusionSubaru LegacyChevrolet CamaroSubaru OutbackFord MustangMazda CX-7Mazda 6Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2010 Ford Mustang with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 42 to 88. The 2010 Ford Mustang is safer than the 2010 Hyundai Sonata, the 2010 Mitsubishi Galant, the 2010 Dodge Charger, the 2010 Hyundai Azera, the 2010 Mercury Milan, and the 2010 Ford Fusion and less safe than the 2010 Subaru Legacy. It is about as safe as the 2010 Mazda 6, the 2010 Mazda CX-7, and the 2010 Subaru Outback.

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