Jones Ford Buckeye - How does a 2016 Ford Mustang compare to its competition in Safety Near Goodyear, AZ?


 
  • Jones Ford Buckeye Journal
  • Jan 13th 2017 - 194 days ago
  • Goodyear, AZ
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Compared To Lexus RC 350 2015



Both the Mustang and the RC 350 have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver and front passenger knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, rearview cameras, available collision warning systems, blind spot warning systems, rear parking sensors and rear cross-path warning.




Compared To MINI Cooper Convertible 2016



The Mustang Premium’s optional blind spot warning system uses digital cameras monitored by computer to alert the driver to moving objects in the vehicle’s blind spots where the side view mirrors don’t reveal them. The Cooper Convertible doesn’t offer a system to reveal objects in the driver’s blind spots.

To help make backing safer, the Mustang Premium’s optional cross-path warning system uses wide-angle radar in the rear bumper to alert the driver to vehicles approaching from the side, helping the driver avoid collisions. The Cooper Convertible doesn’t offer a cross-path warning system.

The Mustang has standard 911 Assist, which uses a global positioning satellite (GPS) receiver and a cellular system to get turn-by-turn driving directions or send emergency personnel to the scene if any airbags deploy. The Cooper Convertible doesn’t offer a GPS response system, only a navigation computer with no live response for emergencies, so if you’re involved in an accident and you’re incapacitated help may not come as quickly.

Both the Mustang and the Cooper Convertible have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, available collision warning systems and rear parking sensors.

The Ford Mustang weighs 459 to 874 pounds more than the MINI Cooper Convertible. The NHTSA advises that heavier cars are much safer in collisions than their significantly lighter counterparts. Lighter cars are also affected more by crosswinds.




Compared To Hyundai Veloster 2015



The Mustang Premium offers an optional collision warning system, which detects an impending crash through forward mounted sensors and flashes a bright light and sounds a loud, distinctive tone to warn the driver to brake or maneuver immediately to avoid a collision. The Veloster doesn\'t offer a collision warning system.

To help make backing safer, the Mustang Premium’s optional cross-path warning system uses wide-angle radar in the rear bumper to alert the driver to vehicles approaching from the side, helping the driver avoid collisions. The Veloster doesn’t offer a cross-path warning system.

Compared to metal, the Mustang’s plastic fuel tank can withstand harder, more intrusive impacts without leaking; this decreases the possibility of fire. The Hyundai Veloster has a metal gas tank.

Both the Mustang and the Veloster have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, rearview cameras, available blind spot warning systems and rear parking sensors.

The Ford Mustang weighs 636 to 1145 pounds more than the Hyundai Veloster. The NHTSA advises that heavier cars are much safer in collisions than their significantly lighter counterparts. Lighter cars are also affected more by crosswinds.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does 35 MPH front crash tests on new vehicles. In this test, results indicate that the Ford Mustang is safer than the Hyundai Veloster:

Mustang

Veloster

OVERALL STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

Driver

STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

HIC

138

267

Neck Injury Risk

19%

30%

Neck Stress

132 lbs.

331 lbs.

Neck Compression

58 lbs.

257 lbs.

Passenger

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

121

240

Chest Compression

.4 inches

.4 inches

Neck Stress

223 lbs.

223 lbs.

Neck Compression

76 lbs.

111 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

52/57 lbs.

235/139 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does side impact tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the vehicle into a flat barrier at 38.5 MPH and into a post at 20 MPH, results indicate that the Ford Mustang is safer than the Hyundai Veloster:

Mustang

Veloster

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

112

222

Chest Movement

.7 inches

.8 inches

Abdominal Force

136 G’s

263 G’s

Hip Force

224 lbs.

609 lbs.

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Spine Acceleration

61 G’s

80 G’s

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Spine Acceleration

34 G’s

38 G’s

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.




Compared To Volkswagen Beetle 2015



The Mustang Premium offers an optional collision warning system, which detects an impending crash through forward mounted sensors and flashes a bright light and sounds a loud, distinctive tone to warn the driver to brake or maneuver immediately to avoid a collision. The Beetle doesn\'t offer a collision warning system.

The Mustang Premium’s optional blind spot warning system uses digital cameras monitored by computer to alert the driver to moving objects in the vehicle’s blind spots where the side view mirrors don’t reveal them. The Beetle doesn’t offer a system to reveal objects in the driver’s blind spots.

To help make backing safer, the Mustang Premium’s optional cross-path warning system uses wide-angle radar in the rear bumper to alert the driver to vehicles approaching from the side, helping the driver avoid collisions. The Beetle doesn’t offer a cross-path warning system.

Both the Mustang and the Beetle have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding and available rear parking sensors.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does 35 MPH front crash tests on new vehicles. In this test, results indicate that the Ford Mustang is safer than the Volkswagen Beetle:

Mustang

Beetle

OVERALL STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

Driver

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

138

256

Neck Injury Risk

19%

22%

Neck Stress

132 lbs.

227 lbs.

Neck Compression

58 lbs.

107 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

240/585 lbs.

421/664 lbs.

Passenger

STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

HIC

121

404

Chest Compression

.4 inches

.7 inches

Neck Compression

76 lbs.

118 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

52/57 lbs.

395/294 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does side impact tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the vehicle into a flat barrier at 38.5 MPH and into a post at 20 MPH, results indicate that the Ford Mustang is safer than the Volkswagen Beetle:

Mustang

Beetle

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Chest Movement

.7 inches

1 inches

Abdominal Force

136 G’s

239 G’s

Hip Force

224 lbs.

427 lbs.

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Hip Force

675 lbs.

766 lbs.

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Spine Acceleration

34 G’s

54 G’s

Hip Force

693 lbs.

804 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.




Compared To Volkswagen GTI 2016



The Mustang has standard 911 Assist, which uses a global positioning satellite (GPS) receiver and a cellular system to get turn-by-turn driving directions or send emergency personnel to the scene if any airbags deploy. The GTI doesn’t offer a GPS response system, only a navigation computer with no live response for emergencies, so if you’re involved in an accident and you’re incapacitated help may not come as quickly.

Both the Mustang and the GTI have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, rearview cameras, available collision warning systems, blind spot warning systems, rear parking sensors and rear cross-path warning.

The Ford Mustang weighs 419 to 757 pounds more than the Volkswagen GTI. The NHTSA advises that heavier cars are much safer in collisions than their significantly lighter counterparts. Lighter cars are also affected more by crosswinds.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does 35 MPH front crash tests on new vehicles. In this test, results indicate that the Ford Mustang is safer than the Volkswagen GTI:

Mustang

GTI

OVERALL STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

Driver

STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

HIC

138

454

Neck Injury Risk

19%

33%

Neck Stress

132 lbs.

352 lbs.

Passenger

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

121

220

Chest Compression

.4 inches

.4 inches

Leg Forces (l/r)

52/57 lbs.

305/150 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does side impact tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the vehicle into a post at 20 MPH, results indicate that the Ford Mustang is safer than the Volkswagen GTI:

Mustang

GTI

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Spine Acceleration

34 G’s

45 G’s

Hip Force

693 lbs.

834 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.




Compared To Hyundai Veloster 2016



The Mustang Premium offers an optional collision warning system, which detects an impending crash through forward mounted sensors and flashes a bright light and sounds a loud, distinctive tone to warn the driver to brake or maneuver immediately to avoid a collision. The Veloster doesn\'t offer a collision warning system.

To help make backing safer, the Mustang Premium’s optional cross-path warning system uses wide-angle radar in the rear bumper to alert the driver to vehicles approaching from the side, helping the driver avoid collisions. The Veloster doesn’t offer a cross-path warning system.

Compared to metal, the Mustang’s plastic fuel tank can withstand harder, more intrusive impacts without leaking; this decreases the possibility of fire. The Hyundai Veloster has a metal gas tank.

Both the Mustang and the Veloster have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, rearview cameras, available blind spot warning systems and rear parking sensors.

The Ford Mustang weighs 581 to 1050 pounds more than the Hyundai Veloster. The NHTSA advises that heavier cars are much safer in collisions than their significantly lighter counterparts. Lighter cars are also affected more by crosswinds.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does 35 MPH front crash tests on new vehicles. In this test, results indicate that the Ford Mustang is safer than the Hyundai Veloster:

Mustang

Veloster

OVERALL STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

Driver

STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

HIC

138

267

Neck Injury Risk

19%

30%

Neck Stress

132 lbs.

331 lbs.

Neck Compression

58 lbs.

257 lbs.

Passenger

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

121

240

Chest Compression

.4 inches

.4 inches

Neck Stress

223 lbs.

223 lbs.

Neck Compression

76 lbs.

111 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

52/57 lbs.

235/139 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does side impact tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the vehicle into a flat barrier at 38.5 MPH and into a post at 20 MPH, results indicate that the Ford Mustang is safer than the Hyundai Veloster:

Mustang

Veloster

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

112

222

Chest Movement

.7 inches

.8 inches

Abdominal Force

136 G’s

263 G’s

Hip Force

224 lbs.

609 lbs.

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Spine Acceleration

61 G’s

80 G’s

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Spine Acceleration

34 G’s

38 G’s

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.




Compared To Hyundai Elantra Coupe 2014



The Mustang Premium offers an optional collision warning system, which detects an impending crash through forward mounted sensors and flashes a bright light and sounds a loud, distinctive tone to warn the driver to brake or maneuver immediately to avoid a collision. The Elantra Coupe doesn\'t offer a collision warning system.

To help make backing safer, the Mustang Premium’s optional cross-path warning system uses wide-angle radar in the rear bumper to alert the driver to vehicles approaching from the side, helping the driver avoid collisions. The Elantra Coupe doesn’t offer a cross-path warning system.

Both the Mustang and the Elantra Coupe have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, available blind spot warning systems and rear parking sensors.

The Ford Mustang weighs 590 to 868 pounds more than the Hyundai Elantra Coupe. The NHTSA advises that heavier cars are much safer in collisions than their significantly lighter counterparts. Lighter cars are also affected more by crosswinds.




Compared To Buick Cascada 2016



The Mustang Premium’s optional blind spot warning system uses digital cameras monitored by computer to alert the driver to moving objects in the vehicle’s blind spots where the side view mirrors don’t reveal them. The Cascada doesn’t offer a system to reveal objects in the driver’s blind spots.

To help make backing safer, the Mustang Premium’s optional cross-path warning system uses wide-angle radar in the rear bumper to alert the driver to vehicles approaching from the side, helping the driver avoid collisions. The Cascada doesn’t offer a cross-path warning system.

Both the Mustang and the Cascada have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver and front passenger knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, rearview cameras, available collision warning systems and rear parking sensors.