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2024 Ford Mustang Earns 5-Star NHTSA Safety Rating

The Ford Mustang hasn’t always enjoyed a reputation for being the safest vehicle on the road, though that isn’t necessarily the fault of the vehicle itself. Rather, the pony car’s performance and sporty nature has previously helped rank it on some unsavory lists such as the vehicles on U.S. roads with the highest driver death rates by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). However, the all-new, S650-generation 2024 Ford Mustang has now earned a very high honor from that same organization.

2024 Ford Mustang NHTSA Crash Testing - Exterior 001 - Front

That honor is a five-star safety rating from the NHTSA, which is the highest score possible. The 2024 Ford Mustang achieved that status with five-star ratings in virtually every measurable in that specific testing, including front driver and passenger side crash testing, front seat combined side barrier and pole ratings, driver side barrier, overall side pole, and rollover results.

The 2024 Ford Mustang scored four stars in rear seat and rear passenger categories for the combined side barrier and pole ratings, as well as side barrier test results, however. These tests involve a simulated head-on collision between two similar vehicles at 35 miles-per-hour, an intersection collision between two vehicles at 38.5 mph, crashing into a rigid pole at 20 mph, and a rollover resistance test.

2024 Ford Mustang NHTSA Crash Testing - Exterior 002 - Rear Three Quarters

As Ford Authority previously reported, The Blue Oval has worked to make the Ford Mustang safer in recent years by adding an array of features as standard equipment for the 2021 model year. That list included Ford Co-Pilot360, which consists of Auto High-Beam Headlamps, BLIS (Blind Spot Information System), Lane-Keeping System (Lane-Keeping Assist, Lane-Keeping Alert, and Driver Alert), and Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB), which includes Pedestrian Detection, Forward Collision Warning, Dynamic Brake Support, and Rain-Sensing Wipers.

We’ll have more on the 2024 Ford Mustang soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Mustang news and ongoing Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Ford Owner

    The Mustang, like many other cars, are safe at low speeds. But those reckless drivers are injured or killed because they drive at high speeds unlawfully on public roads. If you have a Mustang or any high performance car, go to a certified race track to run as fast as you like safely. I know well because I have been driving since 1967 and I crashed a 1967 Chevy Camaro RS on a wet road because its tires were worn.

  2. Leo

    How safe are they for the crowds of people they drive into?


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