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Ford Mustang

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Summary


The Ford Mustang is a large 2+2 coupé and convertible model that has been famous around the world since the 1960s. The current model is the sixth generation and was launched in the USA in 2014.

The Mustang arrived in the UK in 2015, and the current model is the first model to have been offered from the factory in right-hand drive. After receiving a poor two-star Euro NCAP safety rating, the Mustang was updated in summer 2017 with additional safety kit as standard. It was re-tested and awarded a three-star rating (more information under “safety rating” below).

The Ford Mustang has received a wide range of scores from the UK motoring media, ranging from average to outstanding. It has tended to perform better in enthusiast titles and more poorly in consumer titles. The limited-edition Bullitt model also tends to get the best review scores, while the four-cylinder models tend to be rated lowest.

News from early 2021 suggests that the four-cylinder engine is being dropped from the range due to poor sales, leaving the 5.0-litre V8 (which was far more popular anyway) as the only engine offered for the Mustang range in the UK.

Key specifications


Body style: 2+2 coupe, convertible
Engines: petrol
Price: From £44,255 on-road

Launched: Autumn 2015
Last updated: Spring 2019
Replacement due: TBA


Media reviews


Reviews, road test and comparisons from across the UK automotive media. Click any of the boxes to view.

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Top Gear

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Safety rating


Overall rating: 3 stars
Date tested: July 2017

72%

ADULT OCCUPANT

32%

CHILD OCCUPANT

78%

VULNERABLE ROAD USERS

61%

SAFETY ASSIST

Note on safety
In its original form when launched in 2015, the Ford Mustang scored only a two-star rating from Euro NCAP. The facelifted model from July 2017 featured additional safety equipment as standard and was rated at three stars when re-tested. The car’s principal weakness is child passenger protection in the rear seats, while the other tests produced much more competitive scores.

Eco rating


No eco rating

The Ford Mustang has not yet been lab tested by Green NCAP. This is a new initiative, launched in 2018 as a sister organisation to Euro NCAP. As yet, very few new cars have been tested for environmental impact by Green NCAP, and the testing programme was halted in early 2020 by the coronavirus pandemic.

It seems unlikely, but if the Mustang is ever put through the Green NCAP lab testing programme, we will publish the results here.

Awards


Trophies, prizes and awards that the Ford Mustang has received

2016

  • UK Car of the Year Awards – Best coupe

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