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Ford Mustang (2015 to 2023)

Expert Rating

Used car score:

50
%
E

This model is no longer on sale or in production, so it doesn't have a New Car Expert Rating score.

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

63
%
D

Safety Rating:

37
%
E

Eco Rating:

32
%
D

Reliability Rating:

97
%
A

Running Costs:

20
%
E

How are our Expert Rating scores calculated?

Expert Rating

Used car score:

50
%
E

This model is no longer on sale or in production, so it doesn't have a New Car Expert Rating score.

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

63
%
D

Safety Rating:

37
%
E

Eco Rating:

32
%
D

Reliability Rating:

97
%
A

Running Costs:

20
%
E

Summary


The Ford Mustang is a large 2+2 coupé and convertible model that has been famous around the world since the 1960s. This model was the sixth generation and was launched in the USA in 2014. It arrived in the UK in 2015 and was discontinued in 2023 ahead of the launch of an all-new model in 2024.

This model was the first Mustang 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) – although this rating has now expired due to age.

The Ford Mustang received a wide range of scores from the UK motoring media, ranging from average to outstanding. It tended to perform better in enthusiast titles and more poorly in consumer titles. The four-cylinder models also tended to be rated lower than the V8s.

The four-cylinder engine was dropped from the range in 2021 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.

As of April 2024, the Ford Mustang has a Used Car Expert Rating of E, with a score of 50%. It scores poorly in nearly every category, with D or E grades for media reviews, safety, CO2 emissions and running costs. The good news, however, is that reliability scores are excellent.

Key specifications


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

Launched: Autumn 2015
Last updated: Spring 2019
Discontinued: Autumn 2023


Media reviews


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Safety rating


Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall score: 3 stars
Date tested: July 2017
Date expired: January 2024
Read the full Euro NCAP review

Adult protection: 72%
Child protection: 32%
Vulnerable road users: 78%
Safety assist: 61%

Notes on safety rating

The Ford Mustang was originally crash tested by Euro NCAP back in 2017 and awarded a two-star rating. 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 in the original testing was child passenger protection in the rear seats, while the other tests produced much more competitive scores.

However, this rating expired in January 2024 and is no longer valid as the car no longer meets the standards required for such a rating. This is normal practice, as Euro NCAP reviews its ratings on most cars annually with most ratings expiring after about six or seven years.

However, if you are comparing a used Mustang to vehicles of similar age, whose ratings will have probably also expired, its safety rating score is still useful.

Eco rating


Independent economy and emissions ratings from Green NCAP

No eco rating

The Ford Mustang was not lab tested by Green NCAP during its production life.

Reliability rating

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Reliability data provided exclusively for The Car Expert by MotorEasy

All data based on MotorEasy average workshop costs for extended car warranty claims

As of January 2024, the Ford Mustang has an excellent reliability score of 86%, according to workshop and warranty data provided exclusively to The Car Expert by our partner MotorEasy. The only caveat to this score is that it comes from a relatively small number of data points, so it could change significantly as more repair bills are added to the database.

In addition to being seemingly very reliable, the repair bills to date have been very low – an average of less than £300. All in all, a used Ford Mustang looks like being a good bet for reliability.

Awards


Trophies, prizes and awards that the Ford Mustang has received

2023

  • Auto Trader Awards – Most Fun to Drive

2016

  • UK Car of the Year Awards – Best coupe

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The Ford Mustang has received polarising reviews, ranging from average to outstanding. It scores better on enthusiast sites than consumer ones.Ford Mustang (2015 to 2023)