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WATCH: Ford's best-selling Mustang gets 3 stars in crash tests

2017-07-06 13:34

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Germany - Ford has improved the safety of its muscle car as the best-selling Mustang earns a three-star rating in the latest EuroNCAP vehicle safety tests.

Testing the updated Mustang

The latest test was conducted on the 2017 Mustang 5.0 Fastback LHD after changes had been made to the vehicle. The updated Mustang sports Fords pre-collision assist and lane-keeping assist.

Following the reassessment, EuroNCAP said that the car performed relatively well at the low-speeds typical of city driving at which many accidents occur. However, the system did not qualify for EuroNCAP points as the car's passive whiplash protection was inadequate.

Interesting to note is that the Mustang scored 72% for adult occupants in terms of standard safety equipment, 78% for pedestrian safety, and only 32% for child occupants.

Summary of the results as well as video by EuroNCAP:


Check out the test below:

Comments

EuroNCAP: "The passenger compartment of the Mustang remained stable in the frontal offset test. Dummy readings indicated good protection of the knees and femurs of the driver and passenger dummies.

"Analysis of the dummy data showed that the driver's head had 'bottomed out' the airbag i.e. there was insufficient pressure in the airbag to prevent the head from contacting the steering wheel through the deflated airbag material.

"The head of the passenger dummy also bottomed out the airbag against the dashboard, owing to insufficient inflation of the airbag and inadequate restraint for larger statures by the front passenger seatbelt load-limiter. Ford have shown improved performance from the airbags fitted to the latest Mustang, with bottoming-out avoided."

"However, the frontal offset test was not repeated and the scores reflect the performance seen in the original test. In the full-width rigid barrier test, protection of the driver was good apart from the chest, protection of which was adequate."

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