2017 Ford Mustang  RealSafeCars73Safety Rating

#62 of 2017 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#125 of all 2017 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 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 2017 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 2017 Ford Mustang has a score of 73, implying a 0.051% chance of driver death (4.6% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2017 Ford Mustang has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0515% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.8781%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0515% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.8781% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2017 Ford Mustang is 7% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2017 Ford Mustang is 0% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

8965Subaru WRXBuick VeranoFord MustangVolkswagen PassatToyota CamryKia OptimaDodge ChargerDodge ChallengerChevrolet CamaroBuick RegalChrysler 200Ford FusionComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2017 Ford Mustang with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 65 to 89. The 2017 Ford Mustang is safer than the 2017 Subaru WRX and less safe than the 2017 Kia Optima, the 2017 Ford Fusion, the 2017 Chrysler 200, the 2017 Buick Regal, the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro, the 2017 Dodge Challenger, and the 2017 Dodge Charger. It is about as safe as the 2017 Volkswagen Passat and the 2017 Toyota Camry.

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