Cargo capacity isn’t something I pay attention to when shopping for a sports car, but I was curious to find out how much space is in a Ford Mustang.
The popular sports car is well built. Available in both convertible and coupe options, this vehicle boasts an upscale interior, excellent handling, and a powerful engine. With the 2022 model, you get modern performance combined with old-fashioned charm.
The Ford Mustang has 82.2 cubic feet of passenger space and up to 13.5 cubic feet of cargo volume. With the convertible model, you get 79.2 cubic feet of total passenger volume and 11.4 cubic feet of cargo volume
Being one of the most recognizable sports cars on the road, the Mustang is comfortable to ride in when sitting in the front. The passenger seat can be adjusted six ways, while the driver gets to enjoy a 6-way power driver’s seat with ample lumbar support, but how comfortable are the passengers at the back? Read on to find out more about Mustang’s interior dimensions and passenger room.
Our detailed guide combines our research from renowned auto dealers and opinions from authoritative sites like Car Magazine and Edmunds.
What are Ford Mustang Interior Dimensions?
Ford Mustang is a two-door design car that can leave you wondering how comfortable the back seat is. Interestingly, the Mustang has ample frame space to give enough room for the back seat.
Most Ford Mustang trims have a front-seat legroom measurement of 45.1 inches, while there’s a rear legroom measurement of 29 inches. There’s front-row headroom of 37.6 inches, and rear headroom of 34.8 inches. However, with the convertible Ford Mustang, there's 29.2 inches of legroom. Overall, there’s 84.5 cu ft of passenger volume.
Note that the backseat space may feel a little cramped, especially for tall adults. You can also install child safety seats with the sets of Latch connectors on the Mustang’s rear seats.
Ford Mustang Cargo Space
The Ford Mustang has a cargo capacity of 13.5 cubic feet, which is enough for a sports car. You can fit some golf bags or three to four suitcases. It’s also easier to load items into the trunk thanks to the low liftover height.
With the convertible, you get 11.4 cubic feet of cargo space.
How Do AutoMakers Measure the Trunk Space?
Auto manufacturers will measure the height, width, and length of the Mustang to get an accurate estimate.
Being a two-door sports car means you can’t drop down the back seats for that extra trunk space. The manufacturer will only take the three estimates above to come up with an accurate estimate.
The 13.4 cubic feet of space includes Mustang’s contours and curves, not forgetting the trunk door slope. That means whether you are four passengers in the car or two, the trunk space will still be 13.4 cubic feet. With that cargo space, you can fit a few suitcases or some golf bags. It's also easier to load and unload, thanks to the far-reaching trunk door.
How Does the Ford Mustang Compare to its Competitors?
If you’re looking for sports cars that deliver impressive performance and thrill, Ford Mustang, Dodge Challenger, and the Chevy Camaro will be on top of the list. These muscle cars are all powered by powerful engines, but how do they compare in terms of space?
The 2022 Dodge Challenger has an old-school interior design feel, but its unique materials and simple controls make it attractive to buyers. Its front seats also don’t provide enough support for fast runs but work well for highway travel.
With the 2022 Dodge Challenger, you get a headroom of 39.3 inches, legroom of 42.0 inches, shoulder room of 58.5 inches, and 55.3 inches of hip room at the front. On the back seats, you get a headroom of 37.1inches, legroom of 33.1 inches, shoulder room of 53.9 inches, and 47.8 inches of hip room in the back.
Altogether you get a total passenger volume of 93.9 cu. ft. The Ford Mustang has 79.2 cu. ft of total passenger volume.
There's a trunk capacity of 16.2 cubic feet in the Dodge Challenger.
With the 2022 Ford mustang, you get standard seats that work well with most body types. The Recaro seats with a five-point harness are great if you plan to retrofit the driver’s seat, but can be confined if you want to drive comfortably.
The Mustang has 13.5 cubic feet of cargo space, while the convertible delivers up to 11.4 cubic feet of trunk capacity.
While the Dodge Challenger has more space compared to the Mustang, drivers who prefer cruising on back roads fast will find the mustang’s seats comfortable and supportive.
With the 2022 Chevrolet Camaro, you get 43.9 inches of front legroom, 29.9 inches of legroom, 55 inches of front shoulder room, and a shoulder room of 50.3 inches in the rear. There’s also 54.5 inches of front hip room and 45.7 inches of hip room for the coupe and convertible configurations.
Conversely, the 2022 Ford Mustang gets you 44.5 inches of front legroom, 30.8 inches of legroom, 56.3 inches of front shoulder room, and shoulder room of 44.7 inches. You also get 54.9 inches of front hip room and 43.7 inches of hip room at the back. That means the Mustang has a bigger passenger capacity when compared to the Chevrolet Camaro.
Similar to the Mustang, the Camaro can seat four people and has enough head and legroom in the front seats. Nonetheless, the Camaro’s rear seats feel cramped and may not be comfortable for long drives.
The 2022 Ford Mustang has a cargo space of 13.5 cubic feet, while the 2022 Chevrolet Camaro only has 9.1 cubic feet of space. Additionally, the Camaro convertible delivers 7.3 cubic feet of space.
Both of these performance cars have enough storage for a grocery run or a multi-day trip
With the Mustang, you also get better seating for rear passengers compared to the Camaro which feels a little squeezed.
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