The 2017 Ford Mustang is a great looking car with a hearty rumble that would make it another classic. But who wants to drive a 2-star ANCAP rated car in 2017 when every other manufacturer is pumping out 5-star models and promising to make them better and even safer every year.
Not the Australian Police apparently. They had short-listed the new Mustang to replace the aging fleet but canned the deal at the last minute when the 2-star rating was released. What is Ford thinking? Their response was that it’s a sports car, not a family car. Clearly no-one would put their kids in the back of a 2-star car, but after watching the crash test video we’re not sure we’d even put the cat cage back there.
This is a high volume mass produced vehicle, so who’s going to buy it? With a ‘starting’ cost of $78,000 for the V8GT it’s a pricey toy and company fleets won’t be lining up for it, and as Ford said, it’s not the happy family car either. Ok, we’ll take one! Promise to drive the safe Volvo to work and keep the very cool Mustang for the weekends – driving very carefully of course.
WATCH THE MUSTANG CRASH TEST VIDEO BELOW, AND JUDGE FOR YOURSELF