The 2015 Ford Mustang has received a five-star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)’s New Car Assessment Program. The rating is comprised of five stars in the frontal crash test, five stars in the side crash test, and five stars in the rollover crash test.
The new, sixth-gen pony has twice the amount of airbags and peripheral crash sensors as its predecessor, as well as a slew of other safety features that make its safety as impressive as its performance. For instance, Adaptive Cruise Control is a new semi-autonomous safety feature that allows the driver to set a comfortable distance between their vehicle and the vehicle in front of them. Meanwhile, the blindspot information system (BLIS) with Cross Traffic alert helps drivers with objects they might not have otherwise seen. In addition, SYNC 911 Assist, which was available on the fifth-gen Mustang, enables a mobile phone connected to SYNC to call 911 directly when needed. The system can also provide more detail about a crash to aid in the dispatch of the appropriate resources.
“The new Mustang was built from the ground up… It is more refined, more powerful and it has everything people have come to love about Mustang for the past 50 years”, said Mustang chief engineer Carl Widmann.
The Motrolix Take
The safety features in Ford’s new pony will likely make it that much more desirable to potential buyers than the models that preceded it. And that’s a good thing, because the world can always use more Mustangs.