The Mustang manages to back up its iconic exterior with a cabin that uses styling cues which are is just as attractive and manly. From the first moment you climb aboard, you notice that the dashboard has a symmetric layout. Thus, if you ignore the steering wheel and the instrument panel, the driver and the passenger receive remarkably look-alike areas.
The space up front is excellent and the standard seats allow you to easily find a comfortable driving position. These use electric control for the vertical and longitudinal adjustment, while the backrest position can be changed using a manual control.
However, space in the back
is limited by the headroom: only children can properly use the rear seats, which would otherwise be suitable for adults of all sizes. You can figure this out by simply looking in the rear-view mirror and noticing that the headrests comes incredibly close to the rear window.
The retro styling can be found in multiple parts of the cabin, with the dials
and the gear shifter being the most important areas from this point of view. These are backed by the Mustang logos on the door fascias, while the metallic trimming on the dashboard is pleasant to touch and look at. It's interesting to see how the passenger's front airbag is concealed behind two pieces of metal.
The saddle on this pony is also an ergonomic one. All the controls are within your reach and we have, for example, an engine brake mode button placed on the side of the gearshift lever, where your thumb can easily find it.
Colored lights draw attention whether you're 15 or 50 and because Ford is well aware of this, the Mustang offers an interesting interior lighting setup. You can adjust the background color of the rev counter and speedometer, as well as their ambient colors and the effect can also be seen on the ambient lighting for the cup holders and footwell areas up front and in the back. You can even use a RGB (Red Green Blue) setup to create two custom colors
As far as the stowage compartments are concerned, there are two cup holders in the center console and a pretty generous compartment inside the center armrest, but there's no glovebox and the compartments in the doors are small.
For the less-than-pleasant side of this chapter we'll also mention the fit and finish. For example, the buttons on the steering wheel remind us of a second-hand 80s' stereo, while if you look through the air conditioning nozzles, you get the impression you're in a motel room. However, the materials used seem to be extremely capable of resisting to wear and tear. In the end, the lack of quality feel problem only applies to certain parts of the cabin, so the interior is not as bad as you may think.
Moving to the luggage compartment, we find 380 liters (13.4 cu. ft.) of space that make the Mustang GT a true Grand Tourer.Continue reading