Edmunds finds 3 problems with the 2022 Ford Mustang
The 2022 Ford Mustang is the latest model in the sixth generation of the iconic muscle car. The Mustang model offers drivers plenty on the road in a segment with plenty of options. Although it gives a lot of power at a great price, there are a few downsides. Here’s what Edmunds reviewers have listed as the main drawbacks of the 2022 Ford Mustang:
Inconvenient rear seat
The iconic Mustang model offers drivers many advantages like power, style and speed. Tall drivers can drive a Ford Mustang, but there’s one downside in the cabin: cramped rear seats.
Edmunds notes that the 2022 Ford Mustang has long doors that make it difficult to fully open in parking spots. There’s the problem of folding the front seats down and once the passengers are in, it’s hard to get comfortable. There’s the same head, leg, hip and shoulder room as in a Toyota Corolla, but with a roof that slopes more aggressively. Reviewers say the 2022 Ford Mustang’s rear seats can be limited even for kids.
Performance package ride quality can be rough
This applies to Mustang models with the optional High Performance Pack for two trim levels: base EcoBoost and Premium. This package boosts the power figures of the 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine up to 332 horsepower from 310. It also improves the brakes and exhaust, but updates the suspension to be more focused on sports.
The performance package’s stiffer suspension is noticeable in the ride quality. It is perhaps more sporty but less suitable for long journeys.
Long and heavy doors but poor cabin access
Doors can make getting into the back seat difficult. But it can also make it difficult to get into the front seat.
The doors of the 2022 Ford Mustang are so large that it can be difficult to fully open into a parking spot. They’re heavy and also feature a large pocket and speaker, so getting in without fully opening the door is another challenge.
Advantages of the 2022 Ford Mustang
All is not bad, however. Edmunds highlights three things the 2022 Ford Mustang achieves.
Drivers get strong power from both the base Ecoboost engine and the 5.0-litre V8 fitted in GT, GT Premium and Mach 1 versions. The 2.3-litre Ecoboost engine develops 310 horsepower and an impressive torque of 350 lb-ft. This base engine beats the numbers you get from rivals like the Chevy Camaro (275 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque) and the Dodge Challenger (303 and 268) at a comparable price.
The 5.0-liter V8 offers drivers 450 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque for GT and GT Premium versions. The track-focused Mach 1 takes the Mustang to 470 horsepower with many upgrades from the Shelby GT500 model.
Reviewers also note the civilized ride and low cabin noise levels. The performance package’s sport suspension might be too stiff for long trips, but the stock suspension provides plenty of comfort. Reviewers note that the seats are plenty supportive and the cabin remains quiet even with V8-equipped Mustang models.
The ultimate pro also comes in the cabin. Edmunds reviewers say the cabin blends modern comfort with retro style. All Mustang models are equipped with numerous technologies. The base version has a 4.2-inch infotainment screen that protrudes up to eight inches for all other trims. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration is included in every model, as is a WiFi hotspot.
The steering wheel retains the iconic Mustang logo and the model’s interior retains that style. Round shapes with carbon fiber and chrome tones balance a retro look with a clean, modern feel.
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