Ford Mustang Mach-E Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick Award
- on May 06, 2021
- Categories: Car Reviews
Developing its first all-electric Mustang Mach-E, Ford made sure that it is perfect from all angles, and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) has just proved it. The crossover has received the sought-after Top Safety Pick award. However, it failed to earn the Pick Plus honour. IIHS says the Ford Mustang Mach-E is as safe as any internal combustion engine vehicle on the road.
The all-electric crossover topped all the six crashworthiness trials: driver- and passenger-side front small overlap, moderate front overlap, side, roof strength, and head restraints. It received a Good rating for its LED projector headlights, found on the Premium, GT, and the First Edition models. However, the Select and California Route 1 variants have prevented the Mustang to receive the Pick Plus award because these vehicle’s LED reflector units couldn’t impress the Institute.
Besides, the Ford Mustang Mach-E did great in vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian tests. It earned a Superior rating thanks to its standard front crash prevention system.
The Top Safety Pick Plus award goes to the 2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge EV, lining itself in the league of the Audi E-Tron, Audi E-Tron Sportback, and Tesla Model 3.
“This award validates the efforts of the Mustang Mach-E team to create an electric vehicle that not only turns heads but helps keep our customers and their passengers safe,” says Hau Thai-Tang, Ford chief product platform and operations officer.
Ford has made sure the Mach-E stays safe on the road using automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, active lane control, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring with automatic rear braking, and more.
Ford is enjoying healthy sales since the introduction of Mach-E. The IIHS Top Safety Pick award would help strengthen the sales, especially after the availability of the most powerful Mach-E GT.