The Ford Mustang Mach E electric crossover was first awarded a five-star ANCAP safety rating back in December 2022 for New Zealand variants, however the safety authority has now extended the rating to cover Australian variants.
It’s worth noting not all Australian-spec Mustang Mach-E variants receive the five-star ANCAP rating, as the flagship GT variant remains unrated.
This five-star safety rating for the Mustang Mach-E is drawn from testing conducted by Euro NCAP, which has harmonised testing protocols with ANCAP.
The Mustang Mach-E scored 92 per cent for adult occupant protection, 88 per cent for child occupant protection, 69 per cent for vulnerable road user protection, and 82 per cent for safety assist.
ANCAP notes full points were awarded for protection offered to the driver in the side impact and oblique pole tests, as well as child occupants in the side impact and frontal offset tests.
The safety authority however said the front structure of the Mustang Mach-E presented a “relatively high risk” to occupants of an oncoming vehicle, giving it a 3.45 point penalty.
‘Good’ performance was noted for the autonomous emergency braking (AEB) and lane-keeping capabilities of the Mustang Mach-E.
The AEB backover and driver monitoring systems in the Mustang Mach-E aren’t on by default at the start of each journey, so points weren’t awarded in these areas.
“With these new results, there are now over 100 battery electric, hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and hydrogen models rated by ANCAP which hold a five-star ANCAP safety rating – providing plenty of choice to consumers across a range of vehicle brands, models and price-points,” said ANCAP CEO Carla Hoorweg.
Ford Australia hasn’t published full safety specifications for the Mustang Mach-E yet, though ANCAP says it has the following:
- Autonomous emergency braking
- Vulnerable road user
- Rear AEB
- Blind-spot monitoring
- Rear cross-traffic alert
- Lane-keep assist
- Lane departure warning
- Intelligent speed limit assist
- Driver drowsiness detection
As previously reported, the Ford Mustang Mach-E is set to arrive in Australia later this year.
Pricing for the range opens at $79,990 before on-roads for the entry-level Select variant, and extends to $108,990 before on-roads for the flagship GT.
The entry-level Mustang Mach-E Select is powered by a rear-mounted electric motor producing 198kW and 430Nm. This is mated to a 71kWh battery pack.
The mid-range Mustang Mach-E Premium has a more powerful single electric motor producing 216kW and 430Nm. It also has a larger 91kWh battery pack.
The flagship Mustang Mach-E GT has dual-motor all-wheel drive setup producing total system outputs of 358kW and 860Nm. It features the same 91kWh battery pack as the Premium variant.