Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
  • Poor crash-test score from Euro NCAP
  • Lack of crash-prevention kit a flaw
  • Pair of Isofix child seat mounts in rear

Ford Mustang Fastback: will my Isofix child seats fit?

In a time when most new cars receive four- and five-star ratings from Euro NCAP, the two-star score for the Ford Mustang Fastback raises serious questions about the car’s safety. Indeed, the scores for child occupancy were worryingly low.

Ford has indicated that orders placed from May 2017 will receive an upgraded package of safety features when the cars are delivered later in the year.

These measures include pedestrian detection and forward collision warnings, autonomous emergency braking and a lane-keeping aid. This is on top of the already standard airbags, electronic stability systems and powerful braking set-up.

How the revised car stacks up will hopefully be the subject of a second round of Euro NCAP in due course.

On the facelift in 2018 Ford introduced adaptive cruise control to supplement the above additions.

How many Isofix points does the Ford Mustang Fastback have?

Assuming you can contort yourself in such a manner as to install child seats into the scalloped-out pair of berths in the back of the Mustang, you’ll discover an Isofix mounting point on either side of the car is fitted as standard.

Ford Mustang Fastback: will my family fit?

It’s clear from the outset that practicality wasn’t at the forefront of the Ford Mustang Fastback designers’ minds when the car was in conception. Not a huge surprise – it is, after all, a muscle car, not a family hack.

So, expect the rear seats to be out of bounds for all but agile, small kids, such is the lack of head- and legroom back there.

There’s ample storage space up-front, though, with a generous lidded cubby in the rear of the transmission tunnel and door bins for any odds and sods. Regrettably, the space at the front of the transmission tunnel, underneath the toggle buttons, isn’t quite large enough to successfully accept a typical smartphone.

Being an American car, the pair of cup holders behind the gear lever will be more than big enough for the largest of drive-through buckets.

Ford Mustang Fastback: will it fit in my garage?

Although you might find the nose of the Mustang peeking out of parking spaces, it’s the Ford’s width that causes more problems in Britain. Most parking bays are barely wider than the car and with only a single long door on either side of the car they require a decent amount of space to open.

Ford Mustang Fastback: will my luggage fit?

If you have to carry luggage with any regularity then unless they’re particularly tall items the Fastback copes well thanks to its 408-litre boot space

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Ford Mustang.

  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Metallic Paint
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
Standard Trim optional equipment
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats

55 Edition equipment

55 Edition standard equipment
  • Heated seats
  • Sat Nav
55 Edition optional equipment
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Sports seats

Bullitt equipment

Bullitt standard equipment
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Metallic Paint
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
Bullitt optional equipment
None available

GT equipment

GT standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
GT optional equipment
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats

GT Shadow Edition equipment

GT Shadow Edition standard equipment
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
GT Shadow Edition optional equipment
None available

Euro NCAP Rating – 2 stars

The Ford Mustang was tested by Euro NCAP in 2017 and was awarded a 2 star overall rating. This overall rating is calculated from the following individual ratings:

2 star rating
Test 2017
Individual safety ratings
Adult Occupant: 72%
Child Occupant: 32%
Vulnerable Road Users: 64%
Safety Assist: 16%

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.