2018 Ford Mustang  RealSafeCars74Safety Rating

#41 of 2018 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#101 of all 2018 vehicles


The Mustang, a mainstay of Ford's lineup for decades, is a large sedan/hatchback with seating up to 4. The Ford Mustang has exceptional horsepower for its class, packing substantial oomph. 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 2018 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 2018 Ford Mustang has a score of 74, implying a 0.049% chance of driver death (4.4% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2018 Ford Mustang has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0493% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.6328%, 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 5.6328% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2018 Ford Mustang is 3% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2018 Ford Mustang is 4% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

8965Subaru WRXKia CadenzaFord MustangINFINITI Q50Ford TaurusToyota AvalonAudi A4BMW 3 SeriesDodge ChargerDodge ChallengerAcura RDXAcura TLXComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2018 Ford Mustang with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 65 to 89. The 2018 Ford Mustang is safer than the 2018 Subaru WRX and less safe than the 2018 INFINITI Q50, the 2018 Ford Taurus, the 2018 Toyota Avalon, the 2018 Acura TLX, the 2018 Acura RDX, the 2018 Dodge Challenger, the 2018 Dodge Charger, the 2018 BMW 3 Series, and the 2018 Audi A4. It is about as safe as the 2018 Kia Cadenza.

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