There are many questions that pop to mind when buying a muscle car. Some of these questions include: 0-60 times, brake stop distance, horsepower figures, and many other performance related questions. After all, muscle cars are the icon of strong and thrill seeking man. Unfortunately, this puts safety somewhere on the bottom and is often undermined by the muscle car buyers.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has tested the 2016 V8 Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro, and the Dodge Challenger for its safety. Their findings are not a big shocker. After completing the tests, none of them received the “Top Safety Pick” stickers. The top scorer of the three was the Mustang, and the worst being the Challenger.
It is widely known that muscle cars are among the top car categories that get in the most crashes. This is mainly due to the high speeds these cars are able to reach, and the speed provocation of the loud engines. This is why it is incredibly important for these cars to have top safety systems, and high crash protection scores. We highly recommend future muscle car buyers to move the safety questions towards the top of the checklist when buying one of these cars in the future. After all, how can one enjoy these cars when severe injuries could happen anytime.