Mustang Earns 'Acceptable' Rating in IIHS Small Overlap Test

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Recently three of the most popular sports cars underwent a series of IIHS crash tests. The 2016 Mustang performed admirably, but there was one area of concern. The one test that gave the Mustang problems was the small overlap test where the roof buckled and there was a lot of intrusion into the driver's space. That intrusion came from the door hinge pillar and instrument panel, however, measurements taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of injuries, even to the legs and feet.

To be fair, everyone seems to be flunking that side-overlap test.

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