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SAFETY RATINGS
IIHS FRONTAL OFFSET CRASH TEST RATINGS
Overall
G
Structure / Safety Cage
A
Restraints / Dummy Kinematics
G
Injury Measures
Head / Neck
G
Chest
G
Leg/Foot Left
G
Leg/Foot Right
G
2010 Ford Mustang IIHS Frontal Impact Crash Test Picture
2010 Ford Mustang IIHS Frontal Impact Crash Test Picture
2010 Ford Mustang IIHS Frontal Impact Crash Test Picture
2010 Ford Mustang IIHS Frontal Impact Crash Test Picture

Two tests of a 2010 Mustang convertible were conducted. In the first test, forces recorded on the dummy's neck were high, leading to a poor head/neck injury rating and a poor overall rating. In response, Ford modified the convertible's front structure and the doors to improve occupant protection in frontal offset crashes beginning with cars manufactured after December 2009 (note: information about when a specific vehicle was manufactured is on the certification label typically affixed to the car on or near the driver door).

In the second test of a car built after the structural modifications were in place, the head/neck and overall ratings improved to good.

Injury Measures:
Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.
Restraints / Dummy Kinematics:
Dummy movement was well controlled. The driver side airbag deployed during the crash. After the dummy moved forward into the frontal airbag, its head contacted the side airbag.
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
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.
Driver Head Protection:
The dummy's head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side airbag that deployed from the seat.
Passenger Injury Measures:
Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.
Passenger Head Protection:
The dummy's head was hit by the interior side trim and convertible boot (cover for the folded roof). These impacts did not produce high head injury measures, but the head protection is inadequate.
NHTSA CRASH TEST RATINGS
Frontal Impact
Driver's Side:
Passenger Side:
Side Impact
Front Seat:
Rear Seat:
Rollover
2WD:
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