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    I seem to remember chery being absolutely hammered in the media when one of their nuggets only scored a one or two ancap. Proton jumbuck was another cheap and nasty pos that scored similar.

    And fords premium sports car is in that company.
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    Piss poor effort.

    Funny enough it got tested because it was selling well.

    These cars normally dont get tested...so something like a 911 doesnt get tested.

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    Something to keep in mind here too, this Mustang is a 2014 design being tested against the new 2017 standards. I wonder how most 2014 models would go against the new test?

    Also makes you wonder, ANCAP 5 isn't ANCAP 5 if they keep changing the rules. Meaning your 3-4 y.o. ANCAP 5 is not ANCAP 5 2017. The number should go up, when the standard gets more strict.

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    It's ancap... things like airbags not getting enough pressure is concerning.

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    It's really a 4 star car, it's the lack of the modern active safety systems that dropped it to a two.

    While the final result is disappointing I don't think it's as bad as first seemed.

    I wonder if removing the utterly pointless rear seat would improve its results.
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    So we’ve gone backwards in engine output and also safety now for our performance offered vehicles, well done Ford.

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    ANCAP favors sedans, coups will be heavily penalised by design.

    Delete the rear seat and it would be 4 star.
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    2015 US test results, but missing some features our cars dont have:

    http://www.autoblog.com/2015/02/13/2...rs-from-nhtsa/

    We already know that the latest Ford Mustang is a pretty potent pony car in terms of its performance potential, but according to the government, it's a safe choice too. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently released its New Car Assessment Program crash test results for the 2015 'Stang coupe, and it came away with top five-star overall ratings in every evaluation.

    The Mustang received a five-star overall score and five stars for its frontal, side and rollover ratings. The only minor ding was a four-star result just for the backseat in a side barrier crash. According to NHTSA, "Although not included in the star rating, the rear passenger's thoracic rib deflection was elevated." You can check out the full NCAP evaluation, here.

    According to Ford, the latest Mustang has twice as many airbags and crash sensors as the outgoing model. NHTSA also likes that the pony car offers a rearview camera and forward collision warning – two of the technologies that the agency recommends buyers getting for added safety. Watch the car crash in the video below.


    2015 MUSTANG EARNS HIGHEST VEHICLE SAFETY RATING FROM NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration awards the all-new 2015 Mustang a five-star Overall Vehicle Score in its New Car Assessment Program

    All-new Mustang 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 the first car to offer four-, six- and eight-cylinder engines that each produce at least 300 horsepower – 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

    DEARBORN, Mich., Feb. 11, 2015 – The 2015 Ford Mustang received a top safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The 2015 Mustang earned a five-star Overall Vehicle Score in NHTSA's New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) testing.

    The New Car Assessment Program is the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's evaluation program for new vehicle designs established to test for performance against safety threats. Now on sale at Ford dealers, 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."

    Safety, semi-autonomous and driver assist features
    The 2015 Mustang has a myriad of standard safety features aimed at protecting drivers and occupants, as well as semi-autonomous and driver assist features that are new to the vehicle.

    Features on the 2015 Mustang include 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.

    The 2015 Ford Mustang also offers 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.
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    Toyota 86/subie brz is 5'star....
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    In the words of a wise man: if you don't read the papers you're uninformed, if you do read the papers you're misinformed.

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