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Ford Mustang is an epic model of the brand and the symbol of America's fast, powerful, and impressive sports car. 2020 Ford Mustang has never been more stylish, but how safe is this model produced by the US's oldest manufacturer? In our article, we shall find out some details of this issue.

Standard Safety Functions

The standard safety pack includes eight airbags, including those for knees, a rearview camera, a system that alerts after a crash, and stability control. You can get a reverse sensing system in addition to the camera if you buy higher trims. And that's all the Mustang can offer in terms of standard safety.

Nonetheless, a lot of other driver-assist features are available through the Mustang's Safe and Smart proposal. This pack costs around $1,000 (according to, which can be a perfect deal for Mustang owners in terms of additional safety they may require. So, you can tune your 2020 Ford Mustang with all or only some safety functions. Among them are rain-sensitive wipers, lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, pre-collision assist, and automatic headlamps. Additionally, higher trims of Mustang can access the Handling package that offers integrated navigation, rear cross-traffic alert, and blind-spot monitoring. 

The NHTSA and the IIHS Ratings

The NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) rates Ford Mustang 2020 with five (out of five) stars, which is a perfect overall safety rating. It earned excellent marks in all testing levels: front and side and rollover crash tests. One of the outstanding results of 2020 Ford Mustang's safety tests conducted by the NHTSA is its remarkably low rollover rate. It's equal to 9.3%. Unfortunately, in a pre-collision assist test, the NHTSA marked Mustang's failure. 

Another official vehicle safety assessment institution IIHS (Insurance Institute on Highway Safety), rates the 2020 Ford Mustang as 'good,' which is the best mark in most tested categories. They include side, roof strength, head restraint, and moderate overlap front tests. However, the 2020 Mustang got the 'acceptable' mark in the small driver-side front overlap test. This might have been due to the relatively weak structure of the driver's safety cage. Another 'marginal' mark the IIHS gave to the 2020 Ford Mustang for its anchors for the child-seat. But we must admit that Mustang is not treated as a family car, so many people will not even worry about their children's safety in this gorgeous sports car. 

Mustang’s Top Priority

Some car owners would definitely claim that the standard safety pack in Mustang 2020 is not up-to-date, but we can stay assured that Ford knows what Mustang drivers want and need. Their top priority is rarely Mustang's advanced safety options; that's why Ford focuses rather on speed and performance that are essential for most sports car owners. That is why shifting advanced features into a separate package allows Ford to stay loyal to its customers. Instead of selling people safety functions they do not need and hardly care about, the manufacturer prefers to invest in performance and speed that most buyers are ready to pay for. 



Ford Mustang safety scores help you and your family stay more confident but the most significant factor is still the driver.

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