2015 Ford Mustang gets a 5-Star rating from NHTSA

The new 2015 Ford Mustang has received a five-star Overall Vehicle Score in the New Car Assessment Program of National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The 2015 model has twice as many airbags, twice as many peripheral crash sensors and additional pretensioning safety belt technology compared to the outgoing model. The new Mustang is available in a 300-horsepower 3.7-liter V6, a more powerful 435-horsepower 5.0-liter V8, and an all-new 310-horsepower 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine.

In the New Car Assessment Program by NHTSA tests for new vehicle designs established to test for performance against safety threats. The all-new 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.

"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."

The 2015 Ford Mustang features 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. Other features include innovative semi-autonomous technologies including 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.

Source : CarDekho