2020 Ford Mustang

Interior


#2 out of 8 in Sports Cars

MSRP
$26,670
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2020 Ford Mustang Interior Review

Scorecard

Interior: 7.3

The 2020 Ford Mustang has a mostly upscale interior, with just a few mediocre-quality trim pieces. Seating accommodations up front are great, but the second row is very small. The Mustang offers a good amount of cargo space and user-friendly technology.

  • "There's nothing rough, just classy materials, attractive gauges, supportive seats and cool metallic toggle switches." -- Autotrader (2019)
  • There are some hard plastics that seem out of place in an otherwise pleasant interior. But the construction and assembly are solid, with no creaks or rattles. It's easy to forgive the cheaper bits since the interior is well-designed and well-crafted on the whole." -- Edmunds (2019)
  • "The interior is nice, too. Get in a fifth-generation Camaro (even the SS 1LE), and you're reminded constantly that you're sacrificing for performance. In the Mustang, not so. A swath of material that looks like engine-turned aluminum cuts a handsome horizontal line across the cabin, the armrests are padded leather and adorned with yellow contrast stitching, the instruments and gauges are high-quality and look nice, and fun details such as 'ground speed' on the speedometer complete the feel. The interior makes you feel like you're in something special." -- Motor Trend (2016)

Seating

The Mustang seats four people, but the high-performance GT350 and GT500 only seat two. Cloth upholstery, four-way manually adjustable front seats, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel are standard. Options include six-way power-adjustable front seats, leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, driver's seat memory settings, and Recaro front sport seats.

The front seats provide plenty of comfort and support. Upgraded seats have more side bolstering but can feel a little tight. The cabin is spacious up front, but the back seats are very small.

For securing child safety seats, the Mustang has two complete sets of LATCH car-seat connectors on the rear seats. The lower anchors are set deeply in the seats, and it requires some force to attach the car-seat straps.

  • You'll be comfortable for hours in the Mustang, which is quite a feat considering how performance-focused this car is. The seats offer great support and the cabin is fairly quiet. … Rear-seat passengers will have a hard time stepping past the folded-forward seat when they're squeezing into the back. Backseat space is limited, even for children. Outward visibility is pretty good, though, with relatively narrow windshield pillars and a large enough rear window for a near-full view of what's behind you." -- Edmunds
  • Coupe or convertible, Ford's modern muscle car seats four passengers but the rear seats are extremely tight -- and in the hard-core Shelby GT350R, nonexistent. Up front, room is decent for driver and passenger. The front seats are comfortable, and the sturdy audio/climate-control switches are easy to reach." -- Kelley Blue Book (2019)
  • "Optional Recaro bucket seats are form-fitting and perfect for the track, but tight for broader types. And while no one expects a sport coupe to accommodate 6-footers behind the front row, the back seat is a squeeze even for kids." -- Autotrader (2019)

Interior Features

Standard features in the 2020 Mustang include proximity keyless entry, a rearview camera, a six-speaker stereo, the voice-controlled SYNC infotainment system, Ford's MyKey safety system (which lets you do things like set limits on speed and audio volume for secondary drivers), and FordPass Connect (which lets you use your smartphone to lock or unlock the car, start it, and check fuel levels and mileage).

Optional features include a 12-inch digital instrument cluster, navigation, a Bang & Olufsen premium sound system, dual-zone automatic climate control, selectable drive modes, and the SYNC 3 infotainment system with an 8-inch touch screen, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, satellite radio, a nine-speaker stereo, and two USB ports.

Available driver assistance features include rear parking sensors, adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, automatic high-beam headlights, lane departure warning, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, forward automatic emergency braking, and rain-sensing windshield wipers.

Critics praise the SYNC 3 infotainment system for its straightforward operation and easy-to-use menu structure. The interface looks good and functions smoothly.

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  • "The Mustang gets high marks for the availability of newer features. Ford's Sync interface has top-notch voice controls, an 8-inch touchscreen, and Apple CarPlay or Android Auto smartphone integration. The optional digital instrument panel not only looks cool, but it is functional and is a great secondary control screen." -- Edmunds
  • "Unlike earlier systems that carried the Sync name, Sync 3 seems to have fixed past glitches and performs impressively via a large 8-inch touch screen or voice activation." -- Kelley Blue Book (2019)
  • "The rest of the dashboard tech is unchanged … with the same great Sync 3 infotainment as before. Graphics and maps are crisply rendered and menus are easy to navigate. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are still standard and supplemented by native Sync AppLink apps like Pandora, Glympse, Spotify and Domino's Pizza. (Yep, pizza.)" -- CNET (2018)

Cargo

Mustang fastback models have 13.5 cubic feet of trunk space, which is a good amount for the sports car class. Convertible models have 11.4 cubic feet. A wide trunk opening and folding rear seats provide extra utility and convenience.

  • The Mustang has a sizable lead in cargo capacity over the Camaro, but the Challenger still has the most. The 13.5-cubic-foot trunk has a wide opening and a low liftover height. Two golf bags can fit across the back with the standard stereo." -- Edmunds
  • "The Mustang's trunk is bigger than you might expect -- 13.5 cubic feet in coupes, 11.4 in convertibles -- and the rear seats fold flat to accommodate longer items." -- Kelley Blue Book (2019)
  • Interior storage is adequate, but no more. The glovebox is arranged so that the owner's manual is out of the way, leaving a fair amount of space for stuff." -- Consumer Guide (2015)
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