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SAFETY RATINGS
IIHS FRONTAL OFFSET CRASH TEST RATINGS
Overall
A
Structure / Safety Cage
A
Restraints / Dummy Kinematics
A
Injury Measures
Head / Neck
A
Chest
G
Leg/Foot Left
G
Leg/Foot Right
A
2008 Ford Mustang IIHS Frontal Impact Crash Test Picture
2008 Ford Mustang IIHS Frontal Impact Crash Test Picture
2008 Ford Mustang IIHS Frontal Impact Crash Test Picture
2008 Ford Mustang IIHS Frontal Impact Crash Test Picture

Two tests of a 2007 Mustang convertible were conducted, one before the door modifications were made, and one after. During the first crash test, the window glass in the down position pushed on the driver door latch linkage, and the door opened. Ford responded by adding structure in the doors to prevent the window glass from contacting the latch mechanism and asked the Institute to test the Mustang again. In the second test, the driver door did not open.

The two cars are rated separately, but the overall rating for each is Acceptable.

Injury Measures:
Measures taken from the neck and chest indicate low risk of injuries to these body regions in a crash of this severity. A high head acceleration occurred when the dummy's head hit the steering wheel through the airbag, indicating that head injuries would be possible. Forces on the right tibia indicate that lower leg injuries would also be possible. Head acceleration from the A-pillar hit was low.
Restraints / Dummy Kinematics:
Dummy movement was reasonably well controlled. The dummy's head hit the A-pillar, which bent downward and inward during the crash.
IIHS SIDE IMPACT CRASH TEST RATINGS
Overall
G
Structure / Safety Cage
G
Head Protection
Driver
G
Passenger
M
Driver Injury Measures
Head / Neck
G
Torso
A
Pelvis / Leg
G
Passenger Injury Measures
Head / Neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis / Leg
G
2008 Ford Mustang IIHS Side Impact Crash Test Picture
2008 Ford Mustang IIHS Side Impact Crash Test Picture
2008 Ford Mustang IIHS Side Impact Crash Test Picture
2008 Ford Mustang IIHS Side Impact Crash Test Picture
Driver Injury Measures:
Measures taken from the dummy indicate that rib fractures would be possible in a crash of this severity. The risk of significant injuries to other body regions is low.
Passenger Injury Measures:
Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.
NHTSA CRASH TEST RATINGS
Frontal Impact
Driver's Side:
Passenger Side:
Side Impact
Front Seat:
Rear Seat:
Rollover
2WD:
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