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Interior

What is it like on the inside?

Dark and cramped, but that’s par for the course in a Mustang. Unless you get the convertible. Unlimited headroom and whatnot.

Seriously, though, the Mustang’s seats are pretty comfortable and supportive in all the right places, and this car doesn’t lack for luxurious amenities, like heated and cooled seats, a heated steering wheel, automatic climate control, a bangin’ stereo – all the usual fancy things.

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You do sit low in the cabin, which can make visibility an issue for shorter drivers, but that aside, all of the Mustang’s controls are arranged logically, and there are enough physical buttons to make it so you aren’t constantly smudging and swiping the central touchscreen.

Is it spacious?

The two front seats will accommodate all but the tallest and widest people, but the rear seats should only be used in a pinch. The Mustang’s sloping roofline seriously cuts into rear headroom, so you’re better off using the back seats as places to throw shopping bags, backpacks, helmets after a track day – you know, small-ish stuff.

What about the trunk?

There’s 13.3 cubic feet of space back there, which is about the same as a compact sedan. But like older Mustangs, the load-in height and opening shape is awkward, so it’s kind of hard to get larger items in and out of the trunk. Suitcases are fine. Estate sale furniture is not.

My, those screens are big. Tell me about the tech.

On higher-spec models, you can get a combination 12.4-inch digital gauge cluster and 13.2-inch multimedia screen. The display in front of the driver is powered by the Unreal Engine gaming processor, so the graphics are incredibly high resolution and there’s no lag whatsoever. There are plenty of different customizable graphic packages, including one that calls up the gauges from a 1980s Fox Body Mustang. Your dad will love it.

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Look to the right and the main infotainment screen runs Ford’s Sync 4 software, which is both intuitively laid out and snappy to respond. The graphics are colorful and legible, and the icons are large enough that you won’t accidentally stab the wrong one while trying to change your audio source while driving. Feel like eschewing Ford’s multimedia experience entirely? Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connect wirelessly.

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