2019 Ford Mustang  RealSafeCars74Safety Rating

#65 of 2019 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#141 of all 2019 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. The Mustang has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2017. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. The Ford Mustang has exceptional horsepower for its class, packing substantial oomph. Ford offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2019 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 2019 Ford Mustang has a score of 74, implying a 0.049% chance of driver death (4.4% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2019 Ford Mustang has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0493% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.6276%, 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 5.6276% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2019 Ford Mustang is 3% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2019 Ford Mustang is 4% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9263Chevrolet ImpalaSubaru WRXHyundai SonataFord MustangBuick RegalSubaru LegacyDodge ChargerFord FusionChrysler 300V. Golf AlltrackKia OptimaChevrolet CamaroComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2019 Ford Mustang with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 63 to 92. The 2019 Ford Mustang is safer than the 2019 Chevrolet Impala and less safe than the 2019 Buick Regal, the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro, the 2019 Kia Optima, the 2019 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack, the 2019 Chrysler 300, the 2019 Ford Fusion, the 2019 Dodge Charger, and the 2019 Subaru Legacy. It is about as safe as the 2019 Hyundai Sonata.

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