2022 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Safety and Reliability

Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Reliability Rating

2022 Mustang Shelby GT500 Safety

The 2021 Mustang received an IIHS rating of Acceptable in the driver-side small front overlap crash test, but attained the agency's best possible score of Good in all other crash tests. The 2022 model has yet to be evaluated. However, the NHTSA did review the 2022 Mustang and it was awarded the full five-star rating. Although the high-performance GT500 hasn't been specifically crash-tested, its structure should be just as secure as the regular Mustang.

US NHTSA Crash Test Result

NHTSA safety ratings are not available at this time.

2022 Mustang Shelby GT500 Key Safety Features

The 2022 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is an incredibly focused and single-minded vehicle with minimal safety equipment. The wing mirrors house a blind-spot-magnifying portion and you get a rearview camera. Beyond that and the airbags, you're on your own unless you specify the Technology Package. This adds blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert. You do also get SOS post-crash alert, but there's little to stop you from getting in a crash in the first place - besides the massive brakes and stability control. Should the inevitable happen when your 760 rampaging horses do eventually gallop into the undergrowth, at least you and your passenger will be protected by dual front, front side, curtain, and knee airbags.

Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 TrimsShelby GT500
Back-Up CameraS
Cross-Traffic AlertO
Rear Parking AidN/A
Blind Spot MonitorO
Lane Departure WarningN/A
Lane Keeping AssistN/A
Night VisionN/A
Tire Pressure MonitorS
Brake AssistS
Stability ControlS
Traction ControlS

2022 Mustang Shelby GT500 Reliability

The 2022 Ford Mustang as a whole is free of recalls but the 2021 model was recalled twice. Both of those recalls pertained to problematic airbags. With the Predator's insane power output, we'll have to wait a while for customers to use the car consistently to determine if there are any long-term issues lurking.

A three-year/36,000-mile bumper to bumper warranty covers the new GT500, as does a five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty. No complimentary scheduled maintenance is offered.


  • Basic:
    3 Years \ 36,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain:
    5 Years \ 60,000 Miles
  • Corrosion:
    5 Years \ Unlimited Miles
  • Roadside Assistance:
    5 Years \ 60,000 Miles
To Top