When you open the door, you immediately notice higher quality materials, soft touch surfaces, and a fresh design much like the rest of Ford’s new vehicles. While the interior is not ‘retro’ like the 2005 S195, it has reminders of its heritage such as the twin trapezoidal domes on the dash that are finally covered in leather. While it may not be the most exotic leather on the market, the use of stitched leather on the dash really improves the environment of the interior giving it a modern and higher class feel.
The seats have improved side bolsters over the previous generation with the Premium Package offering heated and cooled seats. The cooled seats are quite interesting since it does not blow cool air but rather makes you feel like you’re sitting on an ice cooler. Its like heated seats in that regard since seat warmers don’t blow hot air on your backside. Thankfully Ford retains the optional Recaro seats that are similar to those found on the BOSS 302, saving weight but losing the heated and cooled feature. While I’m not very wide and typically swim around in most seats, I was pleased with the lateral support of the base Mustang seats which are getting better with each generation.