2015 Ford Mustang Earns Highest Vehicle Safety Rating
Good news for pony fans, the 2015 Mustang earns highest vehicle safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The 2015 Mustang earned a five-star Overall Vehicle Score in NHTSA’s New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) testing.
“The new Mustang was built from the ground up,” said Carl Widmann, Mustang chief engineer. “It is more refined, more powerful and it has everything people have come to love about Mustang for the past 50 years.”
According to Ford, the New Car Assessment Program is the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s evaluation program for new vehicle designs. And it is designed to test for performance against safety threats. The 2015 Mustang received five stars in the frontal crash test, five stars in the side crash test and five stars in the rollover crash test.
As many of you know, the 2015 Mustang is a serious performer, but it's also stacked with a plethora of standard safety features engineered to protect driver and occupants. And there’s also semi-autonomous and driver assist features that are new to the vehicle, including an all-new inflatable airbag restraint design, double the number of airbags in the vehicle, a robust package of peripheral crash sensors, and enhanced exterior lighting. Plus, Adaptive Cruise Control.
“Driver assist features include BLIS® Cross-Traffic Alert and SYNC 911 Assist, which 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,” said our source at Ford. In addition, the 2015 Ford Mustang has additional pretensioning safety belt technology compared to the outgoing model.
Combine these safety enhancements with the available four-, six- and eight- cylinder engines that can get you between 300 and 435 horsepower, and over 500 hp with the soon-to-be-released Shelby GT350, and you have a line up of Mustangs that provides an undeniable performance and economy.