2013 Ford Mustang  RealSafeCars77Safety Rating

#27 of 2013 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#64 of all 2013 vehicles


Pictured: 2018 Ford Mustang
The Mustang, part of Ford's lineup for decades, is a large sedan/hatchback with seating up to 4. Strong on technology, it 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 2013 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 2013 Ford Mustang has a score of 77, implying a 0.046% chance of driver death (4.1% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2013 Ford Mustang has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.046% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.2519%, meaning the average driver has a 0.046% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.2519% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2013 Ford Mustang is 4% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2013 Ford Mustang is 11% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


But it is safer than many comparable models.

9056Chevrolet ImpalaHyundai Santa FeDodge AvengerChrysler 200Chevrolet MalibuBuick VeranoDodge ChargerFord FusionFord MustangMazda 6Volkswagen PassatDodge ChallengerComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2013 Ford Mustang with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 56 to 90. The 2013 Ford Mustang is safer than the 2013 Chevrolet Impala, the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe, the 2013 Dodge Avenger, the 2013 Chrysler 200, the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu, the 2013 Buick Verano, the 2013 Dodge Challenger, and the 2013 Volkswagen Passat and less safe than the 2013 Ford Fusion and the 2013 Dodge Charger.

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