LED reflectors installed on the Select and California Route 1 trims prevent the Mach-E from earning the “plus.”
The Ford Mustang Mach-E has received the Top Safety Pick award in safety tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
The latest all-electric Ford performed "Good" in all crash tests and was very close to getting the Top Safety Pick+ award, but "Marginal" LED reflectors in base versions prevented that (Premium, GT and First Edition have "Good" headlights).
"The Mach-E is available with good-rated LED projector headlights on the Premium, GT and First Edition trims, which qualify for Top Safety Pick. However, the LED reflectors installed on the Select and California Route 1 trims are rated marginal, preventing the new Mustang from earning the “plus.” These headlights provided inadequate illumination on some curves.
The Mach-E also comes with a standard front crash prevention system that earns superior ratings in both the vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian evaluations."
- Top Safety Pick requirements:
"Good" in all six crashworthiness tests
"Good" or "Acceptable" headlights option
"Advanced" or "Superior" front crash prevention system ratings in both the vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian evaluations
- Top Safety Pick+ requirements:
vehicles must come with "Good" or "Acceptable" headlights across all trim levels and packages
Moderate overlap IIHS crash test
Driver-side moderate overlap test at 40 mph (64 km/h).
Driver-side small overlap IIHS crash test
Driver-side small overlap test at 40 mph (64 km/h).
Side IIHS crash test
Side impact at 31 mph (50 km/h).
And here is probably the first, unfortunate Ford Mustang Mach-E wrecked in the country: