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Ford Mustang review – interior and tech

Unlike Mustangs of old, the interior is not the plasticky affair you might expect, although it still doesn't get close to German and Japanese rivals. Ford's excellent SYNC 3 infotainment system does make a welcome appearance though

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  • Looks, noise, performance
  • Dynamically limited as the road becomes challenging - awful automatic transmission

The Mustang’s muscle car persona is just as visible inside the Mustang, with the general dash architecture taking inspiration from Mustangs of the past. It’s not quite as commodious as you might think with its enormous exterior dimensions.

Updates to the latest model are mostly of the tech variety, comprised of a new infotainment system and digital dial pack. The dials don’t have quite the same amount of variability in use as other digital dial packs, but the contoured, glossy screen and crisp graphics look great, while the personalisation options within are endlessly entertaining.

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Quality is less impressive as rough, scratchy plastics are all too easy to come into contact with, while the three different methods of fake stitching jar when they come into contact, such as the junction of the dash and centre console.

Seats severely lack side support, and although comfortable for short periods, don’t offer much support for longer drives. Recaro seats are available as an option, which we would highly recommend.

It’s a great cruiser, though. Cabin noise is fairly low – unless you’re really extending the engine – and there’s only a rustle of wind and tyre noise. It all feels very American in fact, but in the best way possible. Pity the view over the long bonnet is of a rainy, windswept UK rather than the Pacific Coast Highway.

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