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2010 Ford Mustang Interior Review

Note: This interior review was created when the 2010 Ford Mustang was new.


Interior: 7.6

Auto writers are impressed with the 2010 Mustang's interior upgrades -- which include premium soft-touch materials, better ergonomics and a wide array of modern convenience features.

  • "Hopping out of a 2009 Mustang GT and into a 2010, the first thing you notice is the improved interior panel fit and trim, especially the one-piece molded instrument panel. Once you start driving, the interior continues to impress with its lack of cabin and wind noise." -- Popular Mechanics
  • "The biggest transformation happened inside the Mustang, where the quality has soared from Kmart chintzy straight to Pottery Barn chic. The soft-touch dashboard retains traditional Mustang design cues but is now a single piece - dramatically reducing squeaks and rattles - and is worlds ahead of anything previously seen in a Mustang." -- Automobile Magazine
  • "Inside, there's a new, less rental car-like interior complete with soft touch plastics, greater sound deadening and shiny new instruments. It's a nicer place to spend time; it looks better (especially with the addition of the aluminum trim), it's much quieter and it now features Ford's tacky MyColor LED lighting, most notably on the scuff plates on the door sill." -- Jalopnik
  • "Ford didn't abandon the general cabin layout of the previous model with the 2010's new interior, as the similarities are clearly there when you look at both interiors side by side. However, the new Mustang does have its own look, and it makes wider use of premium materials, including a new soft-touch dashboard surface." -- Cars.com


Reviewers find that the Mustang's four-passenger cabin provides comfortable seating for adults in the front and kids in the back, but the front seats could be more supportive.

  • "Inside, we found the front bucket seats significantly more comfortable and better looking than the slabs used in the 2009 models." -- New Car Test Drive
  • "Re-contoured front buckets offer better comfort and support while the rear bench - a 60/40 fold-down in the Coupe but fixed in the Convertible - is scaled for small to mid-size kids." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "One thing we'd like to see further improved is the seats. The front seats are comfortable and offer decent thigh support, but they could use more lateral support. An optional sport seat would also be a welcome addition." -- Autoblog

Interior Features

Critics are impressed with the 2010 Mustang's long list of standard and optional features --especially its color-changing illumination system and Ford's  SYNC infotainment system.

  • "The center stack is completely redesigned, with slimmer rectangular air vents replacing the larger round units, allowing the center controls and the optional eight-inch navigation screen to move upward into easier view. The center console flows cleanly from the stack rearward, with the now-lockable console storage lid fitting flush." -- AutoWeek
  • "Premium-package Mustangs also feature Ford's MyColor, which allows the driver to choose from dozens of illumination colors for the gauges, a gauge background bezel, ambient cabin lighting, and ultracool illuminated sill plates. The gauges of lesser Mustangs are illuminated in a nonadjustable, but beautiful and highly legible, ice blue." -- Automobile Magazine
  • "The Mustang is also available with Ford's new navigation system that features Sirius Travel Link technology. The navigation system uses a large 8-inch touch-screen, and Travel Link provides occupants with information - like local gas prices - that's not available on many navigation systems." -- Cars.com
  • "Ford also added Sync to the 2010 model -- something that should have been included earlier. The hands-free infotainment system, which merges your phone, iPod and navigation system, remains the best and most comprehensive voice recognition system available." -- The Detroit News


While the 2010 Mustang coupe provides 13.4 cubic feet of trunk space, the convertible offers 9.6 cubic feet.

  • "Coupe cargo space is good for the class. Trunklids open wide on non-intruding hinges, but the size and shape of the opening makes loading even moderately sized cargo a challenge. Convertibles can accommodate a weekend's worth of soft luggage for two. Cabin storage is sparse, with the door map pockets being almost useless. A lockable console bin is a nice touch." -- Consumer Guide

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