2016 Ford Mustang  RealSafeCars74Safety Rating

#49 of 2016 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#100 of all 2016 vehicles


Pictured: 2018 Ford Mustang
The Mustang, a mainstay 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 packs some potency, exceeding the average horsepower for its class. Ford offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2016 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 2016 Ford Mustang has a score of 74, implying a 0.049% chance of driver death (4.4% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2016 Ford Mustang has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0493% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.6338%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0493% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.6338% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2016 Ford Mustang is 3% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2016 Ford Mustang is 4% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

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And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

8964Subaru WRXBuick VeranoToyota CamryFord MustangKia OptimaDodge ChallengerDodge ChargerChevrolet CamaroBuick RegalFord FusionFord TaurusChrysler 200Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2016 Ford Mustang with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 64 to 89. The 2016 Ford Mustang is safer than the 2016 Subaru WRX and the 2016 Buick Verano and less safe than the 2016 Chrysler 200, the 2016 Ford Taurus, the 2016 Ford Fusion, the 2016 Buick Regal, the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro, the 2016 Dodge Charger, and the 2016 Dodge Challenger. It is about as safe as the 2016 Toyota Camry.

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