2022 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Interior and Cargo

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Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Interior & Cargo Rating

2022 Mustang Shelby GT500 Interior

A common bone of contention among pretty much every journalist who has ever sat in any of the current Mustangs is its interior. It's a somewhat depressingly average place to be, with hard plastics aplenty. Ford's only solution, as ever, is to offer you the option of carbon-fiber dressings, but that's really just salve on a tumor when the GT500 costs over $75,000. The Sync 3 infotainment system works decently but doesn't feel particularly special. The standard six-way power-adjustable seats with heating and ventilation go a way to helping improve the feel of the cabin and are comfy enough, as do the well-placed dual-zone climate-control buttons and good seating position, but the best part of this interior is the 12-inch digital driver-info display. Paired with grippier (but optional) Recaro seats, the screen helps you feel like you're in a racecar for the right reasons.

2022 Mustang Shelby GT500 Interior Photos

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Seating and Interior Space

For some strange reason, the GT500 comes standard with two rear seats. As usual, only Tyrion Lannister would be able to fit there, but he wouldn't have a cupholder for his wine goblet. For this reason, we'd take the option to delete the rear seat. After all, a 760-hp sports coupe is never going to be a useful family car. The front seats are far more comfortable and accommodating, with plenty of headroom and legroom. Getting in and out isn't too much of a chore, although taller individuals will have to duck. Optioning the Recaro seats makes getting in and out a little trickier, thanks to their aggressive side bolsters, but if you're of average build, that hugging effect pays dividends in the corners. Bigger individuals will likely find them too confining, however. Regardless of the seat choice, the view out is similar to other Mustangs, with decent visibility all-round, although the bulging hood does make it ever-so-slightly more difficult to place the passenger side of the car.

2022 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Interior Dimensions:

Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 TrimsShelby GT500
Seating4
Headroom Front Seat37.6 in.
Headroom Back Seat34.8 in.
Legroom Front Seat44.5 in.
Legroom Back Seat29 in.
Shoulder Room Front56.3 in.
Shoulder Room Rear51.9 in.
Hip Room, Front54.9 in.
Hip Room, Rear47.4 in.

Interior Colors and Materials

As usual, plenty of hard dark plastics with fake aluminum trim feature throughout the cabin of the Mustang. In this top-of-the-line GT500, however, you do at least get leather seats as standard in Ebony Dove. The dash gets similar treatment, with the steering wheel featuring an imitation suede and a gray center marker. The optional Recaro seats are also trimmed in leather, with faux suede, Smoke Gray accents, and Miko suede inserts.

2022 Mustang Shelby GT500 Trunk and Cargo Space

Since the GT500 is based on the regular Mustang GT, it has the same trunk space. Thus, if you do take things further with that dinner date, you can one day justify the GT500 being a fixture on your driveway as a relatively practical vehicle. The 13.5 cubic feet falls behind the storage volume of your average Dodge Challenger, but in comparison with the more similar track-focused Camaro ZL1's paltry 9.1 cubes, the GT500 is cavernous. If that isn't enough space for you, you can fold the rear seats down in a 50/50 split - assuming you didn't opt to delete them. Opting for the Bang & Olufsen audio upgrade is to be avoided if you need space though, as this puts a subwoofer in the trunk.

In the cabin, you get a pair of cupholders up front, a center-armrest bin, and adequate door pockets, along with a decent glovebox for small items.

2022 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Trunk and Cargo Space Photos

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2022 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Rear Spoiler Ford

2022 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Cargo Dimensions:

Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 TrimsShelby GT500
Trunk Volume13.5 cu. ft.

2022 Mustang Shelby GT500 Infotainment and Features

Features

With almost obsessive attention to performance-enhancing detail, the GT500 isn't exactly built to rival the latest Maybach when it comes to creature comforts, nor to give Tesla a run for its money with autonomous driving tech. It is a pretty sparse car when it comes to the usual features that manufacturers offer these days, but then again, a Maybach doesn't have Ford's Track Apps. This feature allows you to monitor things like acceleration and braking performance, as well as G-forces. Also standard are MagneRide adaptive dampers, a valved exhaust system, line-lock and launch control, and a 12-inch digital driver display. More common features include a rearview camera, auto headlights, six-way power-adjustable front seats with heating and cooling, dual-zone climate control, and keyless entry. Blind-spot monitoring is optional, as are heated mirrors.

Infotainment

Ford's trusty Sync 3 infotainment system returns for duty in the GT500 with its eight-inch touch display and a nine-speaker audio system as standard. The system features a Wi-Fi hotspot, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth connectivity, a pair of USB ports, and a CD player. SiriusXM satellite radio is also included, but navigation is optional as part of the Technology Package. This package also upgrades the sound system to a 12-speaker Bang & Olufsen setup with a subwoofer in the trunk - helpful for when the quietest exhaust mode just isn't enough to drown out the supercharged V8.

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