2022 Ford Mustang  RealSafeCars75Safety Rating

#52 of 2022 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#151 of all 2022 vehicles

Pictured: 2018 Ford Mustang
The Mustang, part of Ford's lineup for decades, is a large sedan/hatchback with seating up to 4. The Ford Mustang has some real zest, surpassing typical horsepower for its class. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. Ford offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2022 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 2022 Ford Mustang has a score of 75, implying a 0.049% chance of driver death (4.4% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2022 Ford Mustang has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0488% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.5765%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0488% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.5765% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2022 Ford Mustang is 5% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2022 Ford Mustang is 3% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


Ford's Co-Pilot360 active safety features can protect loved ones by preventing accidents and reducing accident severity. The following active safety systems are included even on lower trims/versions of the 2022 Ford Mustang: Lane Keeping System and BLIS Blind Spot Detection with Cross-Traffic Alert.

Another safety feature seems simpler but should still be considered. Optional side mirror turn signals alert others of your intention to turn or switch lanes allowing them to react accordingly, which can prevent accidents caused by not seeing a vehicle in the blind spot.

And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9469Subaru CrosstrekVolkswagen PassatFord MustangGMC TerrainJeep CherokeeSubaru LegacyMazda CX-5Chevrolet EquinoxHyundai VelosterDodge ChallengerS. Crosstrek HybridChevrolet CamaroComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2022 Ford Mustang with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 69 to 94. The 2022 Ford Mustang is less safe than the 2022 Subaru Legacy, the 2022 Chevrolet Camaro, the 2022 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid, the 2022 Dodge Challenger, the 2022 Hyundai Veloster, the 2022 Chevrolet Equinox, and the 2022 Mazda CX-5. It is about as safe as the 2022 Subaru Crosstrek and the 2022 Volkswagen Passat.

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