2012 Ford Mustang  RealSafeCars77Safety Rating

#29 of 2012 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#66 of all 2012 vehicles

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

The 2012 Ford Mustang is 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 2012 Ford Mustang has a score of 77, implying a 0.046% chance of driver death (4.1% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2012 Ford Mustang has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0462% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.2781%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0462% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.2781% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2012 Ford Mustang is 4% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2012 Ford Mustang is 10% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

But it is safer than many comparable models.

8844Mitsubishi GalantChevrolet ImpalaDodge AvengerChrysler 200Ford FusionBuick VeranoChevrolet CamaroSubaru LegacyFord MustangSubaru OutbackMazda 6Volkswagen PassatComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2012 Ford Mustang with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 44 to 88. The 2012 Ford Mustang is safer than the 2012 Mitsubishi Galant, the 2012 Chevrolet Impala, the 2012 Dodge Avenger, the 2012 Chrysler 200, the 2012 Ford Fusion, the 2012 Buick Verano, and the 2012 Volkswagen Passat. It is about as safe as the 2012 Subaru Outback.

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