2020 Ford Mustang  RealSafeCars76Safety Rating

#55 of 2020 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#136 of all 2020 vehicles


Pictured: 2018 Ford Mustang
The Mustang, part of Ford's lineup for decades, is a large sedan/hatchback with seating up to 4. It has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. Having more than average horsepower for its class, the Mustang packs some oomph. Ford offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2020 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 2020 Ford Mustang has a score of 76, implying a 0.048% chance of driver death (4.3% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2020 Ford Mustang has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0479% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.4666%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0479% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.4666% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2020 Ford Mustang is 0% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2020 Ford Mustang is 7% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

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And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

8666Subaru WRXVolkswagen PassatKia OptimaFord MustangBuick RegalFord FusionChrysler 300Dodge ChargerDodge ChallengerChevrolet CamaroAcura ILXMazda 6Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2020 Ford Mustang with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 66 to 86. The 2020 Ford Mustang is safer than the 2020 Subaru WRX and less safe than the 2020 Mazda 6, the 2020 Acura ILX, the 2020 Chevrolet Camaro, the 2020 Dodge Challenger, the 2020 Dodge Charger, the 2020 Chrysler 300, and the 2020 Ford Fusion. It is about as safe as the 2020 Kia Optima and the 2020 Buick Regal.

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