Ford Mustang Information

Safety · Fuel Efficiency · MPG

Ford Mustang Safety

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has conducted 0 recalls, 0 investigations of reports of a defective product, and recorded 0 safety complaints filed against this vehicle.


Crash Test Results (ratings out of 5):

Year Variation Overall Rating Front Crash Rating
(Driver)
Front Crash
(Passenger)
Side Crash
(Driver side)
Side Crash
(Passenger side)
Rollover
2020 2020 Ford Mustang C RWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated 5
2020 2020 Ford Mustang 2 DR RWD 5 5 5 5 5 5
2019 2019 Ford Mustang C RWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated 5
2019 2019 Ford Mustang 2 DR RWD 5 5 5 5 5 5
2018 2018 Ford Mustang C RWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated 5
2018 2018 Ford Mustang 2 DR RWD 5 5 (picture) 5 5 (picture) 5 5
2017 2017 Ford Mustang C RWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated 5
2017 2017 Ford Mustang 2 DR RWD 5 5 (picture) 5 5 (picture) 4 5
2016 2016 Ford Mustang C RWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated 5
2016 2016 Ford Mustang 2 DR RWD 5 5 (picture) 5 5 (picture) 4 5
2015 2015 Ford Mustang C RWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated 5
2015 2015 Ford Mustang 2 DR RWD 5 5 (picture) 5 5 (picture) 4 5
2014 2014 Ford Mustang C RWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated 5
2014 2014 Ford Mustang 2 DR RWD 4 4 (picture) 5 5 (picture) 3 5
2013 2013 Ford Mustang C RWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated 5
2013 2013 Ford Mustang 2 DR RWD 4 4 (picture) 5 5 (picture) 3 5
2012 2012 Ford Mustang C RWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated 5
2012 2012 Ford Mustang 2 DR RWD 4 4 (picture) 5 5 (picture) 3 5
2011 2011 Ford Mustang C RWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated 5
2011 2011 Ford Mustang 2 DR RWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated 5
2010 2010 Ford Mustang 2-DR w/SAB Not Rated 5 (picture) 5 5 (picture) 5 5
2010 2010 Ford Mustang 2-DR Convertible w/SAB (Later Release) Not Rated 5 (picture) 5 5 (picture) 5 5
2010 2010 Ford Mustang 2-DR Convertible w/SAB (Early Release) Not Rated 5 (picture) 5 5 (picture) 4 5
2009 2009 Ford Mustang 2-DR Convertible w/SAB Not Rated 5 (picture) 5 5 (picture) 5 5
2009 2009 Ford Mustang 2-DR w/SAB Not Rated 5 (picture) 5 5 (picture) 4 5
2008 2008 Ford Mustang 2-DR Convertible w/SAB Not Rated 5 (picture) 5 5 (picture) 5 5
2008 2008 Ford Mustang 2-DR w/SAB Not Rated 5 (picture) 5 5 (picture) 4 5
2007 2007 Ford Mustang 2-DR Convertible Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated 5
2007 2007 Ford Mustang 2-DR Not Rated 5 (picture) 5 4 (picture) Not Rated 5
2006 2006 Ford Mustang 2-DR Not Rated 5 (picture) 5 4 (picture) Not Rated 5
2005 2005 Ford Mustang Convertible Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
2005 2005 Ford Mustang 2-DR Not Rated 5 (picture) 5 4 (picture) Not Rated 5
2004 2004 Ford Mustang Convertible Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated 2 (picture) 3 Not Rated
2004 2004 Ford Mustang 2-DR. Not Rated 5 (picture) 5 3 3 5
2003 2003 Ford Mustang 2-DR. Not Rated 5 (picture) 5 3 3 5
2003 2003 Ford Mustang Convertible Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated 2 (picture) 3 Not Rated
2002 2002 Ford Mustang 2-DR. Not Rated 5 (picture) 5 3 3 Not Rated
2002 2002 Ford Mustang Convertible Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated 2 (picture) 3 Not Rated
2001 2001 Ford Mustang Convertible Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated 2 (picture) 3 Not Rated
2001 2001 Ford Mustang 2-DR. Not Rated 5 (picture) 5 3 3 Not Rated
2000 2000 Ford Mustang 2-DR. Not Rated 4 (picture) 4 3 3 Not Rated
1999 1999 Ford Mustang 2-DR. Not Rated 4 (picture) 4 3 3 Not Rated
1998 1998 Ford Mustang 2-DR. Not Rated 5 (picture) 4 3 (picture) 3 Not Rated
1997 1997 Ford Mustang Convertible Not Rated 5 5 Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
1997 1997 Ford Mustang 2-DR. Not Rated 4 4 Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
1996 1996 Ford Mustang 2-DR. Not Rated 4 4 Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
1996 1996 Ford Mustang Convertible Not Rated 5 5 Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
1995 1995 Ford Mustang 2-DR. Not Rated 4 4 Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
1994 1994 Ford Mustang 2-DR Not Rated 4 4 Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
1993 1993 Ford Mustang 2-DR. Convertible Not Rated 4 4 Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
1992 1992 Ford Mustang 2-DR. Convertible Not Rated 4 4 Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
1991 1991 Ford Mustang 2-DR. Convertible Not Rated 4 4 Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
1990 1990 Ford Mustang 2-DR. Convertible Not Rated 4 4 Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated

Fuel Efficiency

Ford has manufactured models of Mustang for 37 years. They average 19.6 combined miles per gallon, with the latest 2020 Mustang above average at 24 combined MPG.

Government regulators estimate the fuel cost of the 2020 Mustang to be $1,600 per year. This estimate is based on 15,000 miles driven, 55% city driving and 45% highway driving, and regular gasoline.

Compared to other vehicles, you spend $750 more over 5 years compared to an average vehicle.

The Mustang consumes about 14 barrels of petroleum per year, according to the standard estimate of 15,000 miles driven. Most of the world's petroleum comes from countries like Russia, Saudi Arabia, the U.S., and Iraq.

The Mustang emits 364 grams of CO2 per mile, or roughly 5,460,000 grams per year. To put this into perspective, a normal tree absorbs about 21,000 grams of CO2 per year, so about 260 trees would offset these emissions. The Mustang does not have start-stop technology.

Vehicle Model Combined MPG Highway MPG City MPG
2020 Ford Mustang 24 30 21
2019 Ford Mustang 25 31 21
2018 Ford Mustang 25 32 21
2017 Ford Mustang 18 25 15
2016 Ford Mustang 19 25 15
2015 Ford Mustang 19 25 15
2014 Ford Mustang 22 29 19
2013 Ford Mustang 22 29 19
2012 Ford Mustang 20 26 17
2011 Ford Mustang 20 25 18
2010 Ford Mustang 19 23 17
2009 Ford Mustang 18 23 15
2008 Ford Mustang 19 24 16
2007 Ford Mustang 19 24 16
2006 Ford Mustang 18 22 15
2005 Ford Mustang 19 23 17
2004 Ford Mustang 17 22 15
2003 Ford Mustang 20 25 17
2002 Ford Mustang 18 22 16
2001 Ford Mustang 20 26 17
2000 Ford Mustang 18 22 16
1999 Ford Mustang 18 22 15
1998 Ford Mustang 18 22 15
1997 Ford Mustang 18 22 15
1996 Ford Mustang 18 22 15
1995 Ford Mustang 18 22 15
1994 Ford Mustang 18 23 15
1993 Ford Mustang 22 26 19
1992 Ford Mustang 21 26 19
1991 Ford Mustang 21 26 19
1990 Ford Mustang 23 26 21
1989 Ford Mustang 18 23 15
1988 Ford Mustang 21 25 19
1987 Ford Mustang 19 24 16
1986 Ford Mustang 18 24 15
1985 Ford Mustang 19 24 17
1984 Ford Mustang 19 24 17

MPG breakdown by model options

The Ford Mustang has 195 different model options on record with the EPA since 1984. For the most accurate MPG estimates, find your exact model below.

Vehicle Model Combined MPG Highway MPG City MPG
2020 Manual 6-spd, 8-cyl, 5.0 L 18 24 15
2020 Automatic (S10), 4-cyl, 2.3 L 25 32 21
2020 Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.3 L 24 30 21
2020 Automatic (S10), 8-cyl, 5.0 L 19 25 16
2019 Automatic (S10), 4-cyl, 2.3 L 25 32 21
2019 Manual 6-spd, 8-cyl, 5.0 L 18 24 15
2019 Automatic (S10), 8-cyl, 5.0 L 19 25 16
2019 Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.3 L 25 31 21
2018 Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.3 L 25 31 21
2018 Automatic (S10), 8-cyl, 5.0 L 19 25 16
2018 Automatic (S10), 4-cyl, 2.3 L 25 32 21
2018 Manual 6-spd, 8-cyl, 5.0 L 18 25 15
2017 Automatic (S6), 6-cyl, 3.7 L 21 27 18
2017 Manual 6-spd, 8-cyl, 5.0 L 18 25 15
2017 Automatic (S6), 8-cyl, 5.0 L 18 24 15
2017 Manual 6-spd, 6-cyl, 3.7 L 21 27 18
2017 Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 2.3 L 24 30 21
2017 Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.3 L 24 30 21
2016 Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 2.3 L 25 31 21
2016 Manual 6-spd, 6-cyl, 3.7 L 21 28 17
2016 Manual 6-spd, 8-cyl, 5.0 L 19 25 15
2016 Automatic (S6), 6-cyl, 3.7 L 22 27 19
2016 Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.3 L 25 31 22
2016 Automatic (S6), 8-cyl, 5.0 L 19 25 16
2015 Automatic 6-spd, 6-cyl, 3.7 L 22 27 19
2015 Manual 6-spd, 6-cyl, 3.7 L 21 28 17
2015 Automatic 6-spd, 8-cyl, 5.0 L 19 25 16
2015 Manual 6-spd, 8-cyl, 5.0 L 19 25 15
2015 Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.3 L 25 31 22
2015 Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 2.3 L 25 31 21
2014 Automatic 6-spd, 8-cyl, 5.0 L 20 25 18
2014 Automatic 6-spd, 6-cyl, 3.7 L 23 30 19
2014 Manual 6-spd, 6-cyl, 3.7 L 22 29 19
2014 Manual 6-spd, 8-cyl, 5.8 L 18 24 15
2014 Manual 6-spd, 8-cyl, 5.0 L 19 25 16
2013 Automatic 6-spd, 6-cyl, 3.7 L 23 30 19
2013 Manual 6-spd, 8-cyl, 5.8 L 18 24 15
2013 Manual 6-spd, 8-cyl, 5.0 L 19 25 16
2013 Automatic 6-spd, 8-cyl, 5.0 L 20 25 18
2013 Manual 6-spd, 6-cyl, 3.7 L 22 29 19
2012 Automatic 6-spd, 6-cyl, 3.7 L 23 30 19
2012 Manual 6-spd, 8-cyl, 5.4 L 18 23 15
2012 Manual 6-spd, 6-cyl, 3.7 L 22 28 19
2012 Automatic 6-spd, 8-cyl, 5.0 L 20 25 18
2012 Manual 6-spd, 8-cyl, 5.0 L 20 26 17
2011 Manual 6-spd, 8-cyl, 5.0 L 20 26 17
2011 Automatic 6-spd, 6-cyl, 3.7 L 23 30 19
2011 Manual 6-spd, 8-cyl, 5.4 L 17 23 15
2011 Automatic 6-spd, 8-cyl, 5.0 L 20 25 18
2011 Manual 6-spd, 6-cyl, 3.7 L 22 28 19
2010 Automatic 5-spd, 6-cyl, 4.0 L 19 24 16
2010 Manual 5-spd, 6-cyl, 4.0 L 21 26 18
2010 Manual 5-spd, 8-cyl, 4.6 L 19 24 16
2010 Automatic 5-spd, 8-cyl, 4.6 L 19 23 17
2010 Manual 6-spd, 8-cyl, 5.4 L 17 22 14
2009 Manual 5-spd, 6-cyl, 4.0 L 20 26 17
2009 Automatic 5-spd, 6-cyl, 4.0 L 19 24 16
2009 Manual 6-spd, 8-cyl, 5.4 L 16 20 14
2009 Automatic 5-spd, 8-cyl, 4.6 L 18 22 15
2009 Manual 5-spd, 8-cyl, 4.6 L 18 23 15
2008 Manual 6-spd, 8-cyl, 5.4 L 16 20 14
2008 Manual 5-spd, 8-cyl, 4.6 L 18 23 15
2008 Automatic 5-spd, 8-cyl, 4.6 L 18 22 15
2008 Manual 5-spd, 6-cyl, 4.0 L 20 26 17
2008 Automatic 5-spd, 6-cyl, 4.0 L 19 24 16
2007 Manual 6-spd, 8-cyl, 5.4 L 16 20 14
2007 Manual 5-spd, 8-cyl, 4.6 L 18 23 15
2007 Automatic 5-spd, 8-cyl, 4.6 L 18 22 15
2007 Manual 5-spd, 6-cyl, 4.0 L 20 25 17
2007 Automatic 5-spd, 6-cyl, 4.0 L 19 24 16
2006 Automatic 5-spd, 6-cyl, 4.0 L 19 23 17
2006 Manual 5-spd, 8-cyl, 4.6 L 18 23 15
2006 Automatic 5-spd, 8-cyl, 4.6 L 18 22 15
2006 Manual 5-spd, 6-cyl, 4.0 L 20 26 17
2005 Automatic 5-spd, 8-cyl, 4.6 L 18 22 16
2005 Manual 5-spd, 6-cyl, 4.0 L 20 26 17
2005 Automatic 5-spd, 6-cyl, 4.0 L 19 23 17
2005 Manual 5-spd, 8-cyl, 4.6 L 18 23 15
2004 Automatic 4-spd, 6-cyl, 3.9 L 20 24 17
2004 Manual 5-spd, 8-cyl, 4.6 L 18 23 15
2004 Automatic 4-spd, 8-cyl, 4.6 L 18 21 16
2004 Automatic 4-spd, 6-cyl, 3.8 L 20 25 17
2004 Manual 5-spd, 8-cyl, 4.6 L 18 23 15
2004 Automatic 4-spd, 8-cyl, 4.6 L 17 21 15
2004 Manual 5-spd, 6-cyl, 3.9 L 21 27 18
2004 Manual 6-spd, 8-cyl, 4.6 L 17 22 15
2004 Manual 5-spd, 6-cyl, 3.8 L 21 27 18
2003 Manual 5-spd, 8-cyl, 4.6 L 18 23 15
2003 Manual 5-spd, 8-cyl, 4.6 L 19 23 16
2003 Automatic 4-spd, 8-cyl, 4.6 L 18 21 16
2003 Automatic 4-spd, 8-cyl, 4.6 L 18 22 16
2003 Manual 5-spd, 6-cyl, 3.8 L 21 27 17
2003 Automatic 4-spd, 6-cyl, 3.8 L 20 25 17
2003 Manual 6-spd, 8-cyl, 4.6 L 17 21 15
2002 Manual 5-spd, 8-cyl, 4.6 L 19 23 16
2002 Automatic 4-spd, 6-cyl, 3.8 L 20 25 17
2002 Manual 5-spd, 6-cyl, 3.8 L 21 27 17
2002 Automatic 4-spd, 8-cyl, 4.6 L 18 22 16
2001 Manual 5-spd, 8-cyl, 4.6 L 18 23 15
2001 Manual 5-spd, 8-cyl, 4.6 L 18 23 16
2001 Automatic 4-spd, 8-cyl, 4.6 L 18 23 16
2001 Manual 5-spd, 6-cyl, 3.8 L 20 26 17
2001 Automatic 4-spd, 6-cyl, 3.8 L 20 25 17
2000 Manual 5-spd, 8-cyl, 4.6 L 18 23 15
2000 Manual 5-spd, 6-cyl, 3.8 L 21 26 17
2000 Automatic 4-spd, 8-cyl, 4.6 L 18 22 16
2000 Manual 6-spd, 8-cyl, 5.4 L 14 17 12
2000 Automatic 4-spd, 6-cyl, 3.8 L 20 25 18
2000 Manual 5-spd, 8-cyl, 4.6 L 18 23 15
1999 Automatic 4-spd, 8-cyl, 4.6 L 18 22 15
1999 Manual 5-spd, 8-cyl, 4.6 L 17 22 15
1999 Manual 5-spd, 6-cyl, 3.8 L 21 27 17
1999 Automatic 4-spd, 6-cyl, 3.8 L 20 25 17
1999 Manual 5-spd, 8-cyl, 4.6 L 18 22 15
1998 Automatic 4-spd, 6-cyl, 3.8 L 20 26 17
1998 Manual 5-spd, 8-cyl, 4.6 L 18 24 16
1998 Manual 5-spd, 8-cyl, 4.6 L 18 23 15
1998 Manual 5-spd, 6-cyl, 3.8 L 21 27 18
1998 Automatic 4-spd, 8-cyl, 4.6 L 18 22 15
1997 Automatic 4-spd, 6-cyl, 3.8 L 21 27 18
1997 Manual 5-spd, 8-cyl, 4.6 L 18 24 15
1997 Manual 5-spd, 8-cyl, 4.6 L 19 24 16
1997 Automatic 4-spd, 8-cyl, 4.6 L 18 22 15
1997 Manual 5-spd, 6-cyl, 3.8 L 21 27 18
1996 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 8-cyl, 4.6 L 19 24 16
1996 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 8-cyl, 4.6 L 19 25 16
1996 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 6-cyl, 3.8 L 21 27 18
1996 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 8-cyl, 4.6 L 18 22 15
1996 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 6-cyl, 3.8 L 21 27 18
1995 Manual 5-spd, 6-cyl, 3.8 L 21 27 18
1995 Manual 5-spd, 8-cyl, 5.8 L 15 20 12
1995 Automatic 4-spd, 8-cyl, 5.0 L 18 22 15
1995 Manual 5-spd, 8-cyl, 5.0 L 18 23 15
1995 Automatic 4-spd, 6-cyl, 3.8 L 20 26 17
1994 Automatic 4-spd, 6-cyl, 3.8 L 20 26 17
1994 Automatic 4-spd, 8-cyl, 5.0 L 18 23 15
1994 Manual 5-spd, 8-cyl, 5.0 L 18 23 15
1994 Manual 5-spd, 6-cyl, 3.8 L 21 27 18
1993 Automatic 4-spd, 8-cyl, 5.0 L 18 22 15
1993 Manual 5-spd, 8-cyl, 5.0 L 17 22 15
1993 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.3 L 22 26 19
1993 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.3 L 22 27 19
1992 Automatic 4-spd, 8-cyl, 5.0 L 19 23 16
1992 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.3 L 22 28 19
1992 Manual 5-spd, 8-cyl, 5.0 L 17 22 15
1992 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.3 L 21 26 19
1991 Manual 5-spd, 8-cyl, 5.0 L 17 22 15
1991 Automatic 4-spd, 8-cyl, 5.0 L 19 23 16
1991 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.3 L 22 28 19
1991 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.3 L 21 26 19
1990 Manual 5-spd, 8-cyl, 5.0 L 17 22 15
1990 Automatic 4-spd, 8-cyl, 5.0 L 18 23 15
1990 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.3 L 23 26 21
1990 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.3 L 21 24 18
1989 Manual 5-spd, 8-cyl, 5.0 L 18 22 15
1989 Automatic 4-spd, 8-cyl, 5.0 L 18 23 15
1989 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.3 L 22 26 20
1989 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.3 L 21 24 18
1988 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.3 L 24 27 22
1988 Manual 5-spd, 8-cyl, 5.0 L 17 23 14
1988 Automatic 4-spd, 8-cyl, 5.0 L 19 24 16
1988 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.3 L 21 25 19
1987 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.3 L 21 24 19
1987 Manual 5-spd, 8-cyl, 5.0 L 17 22 15
1987 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.3 L 24 28 22
1987 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.3 L 22 26 19
1987 Automatic 4-spd, 8-cyl, 5.0 L 19 24 16
1986 Manual 5-spd, 8-cyl, 5.0 L 18 23 15
1986 Automatic 3-spd, 4-cyl, 2.3 L 20 23 18
1986 Manual 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.3 L 23 26 21
1986 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.3 L 20 24 18
1986 Automatic 3-spd, 6-cyl, 3.8 L 18 21 17
1986 Automatic 4-spd, 8-cyl, 5.0 L 18 24 15
1985 Automatic 3-spd, 6-cyl, 3.8 L 18 20 17
1985 Automatic 3-spd, 4-cyl, 2.3 L 20 23 19
1985 Manual 5-spd, 8-cyl, 5.0 L 17 22 15
1985 Automatic 4-spd, 8-cyl, 5.0 L 17 22 15
1985 Automatic 3-spd, 6-cyl, 3.8 L 18 21 17
1985 Manual 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.3 L 23 26 21
1985 Automatic 3-spd, 4-cyl, 2.3 L 20 22 18
1985 Manual 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.3 L 23 27 21
1985 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.3 L 19 24 17
1985 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.3 L 19 24 17
1984 Automatic 3-spd, 4-cyl, 2.3 L 20 22 18
1984 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.3 L 19 24 17
1984 Automatic 3-spd, 6-cyl, 3.8 L 18 20 17
1984 Manual 5-spd, 8-cyl, 5.0 L 16 21 13
1984 Automatic 4-spd, 8-cyl, 5.0 L 17 22 15
1984 Manual 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.3 L 22 26 19
1984 Manual 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.3 L 21 25 18
1984 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.3 L 19 24 17
1984 Automatic 3-spd, 6-cyl, 3.8 L 18 20 17
1984 Manual 5-spd, 8-cyl, 5.0 L 15 20 13
1984 Automatic 4-spd, 8-cyl, 5.0 L 16 20 14
1984 Automatic 3-spd, 4-cyl, 2.3 L 19 22 17