The 2024 Ford Mustang’s Giant Screen Doesn’t Please Everyone
The 2024 Ford Mustang updated the tired S550 model’s look inside and out. However, the Mustang’s latest interior upgrade isn’t a smash hit for everyone. Specifically, the seventh-generation Mustang boasts large screen options that some reviewers find tacky.
The 2024 Ford Mustang’s screens are modern to a fault
A glance at the 2024 Ford Mustang’s interior reveals a dramatic departure from the sixth-generation model (S550). Gone are the comparably diminutive screen options. That’s not a bad thing; the smallest screen you’ll find in a sixth-gen Mustang is a paltry 4.2-inch LCD unit.
However, shrewd Mustang buyers can get a sixth-generation with an 8.0-inch touchscreen and the marque’s SYNC 3 system. Still, the sixth-gen ‘Stang’s 8.0-inch screen is 0.4 inches shy of the now-discontinued Dodge Challenger’s unit. However, the news improved with the launch of the seventh-generation Mustang.
The S650 offers a 13.2-inch touchscreen and a 12.4-inch digital gauge cluster. It’s a significant upgrade from the previous model. However, the dramatic screens put some people off. The large screen dominates the interior and bends the Mustang to the industry standards of giant screens and fewer analog controls.
What’s more, Throttle House found the screens to look like an afterthought. They joked that the new Mustang “needs more screens.” That said, their test models featured a separate infotainment screen and gauge cluster. The optional integrated look creates a more cohesive presentation.
You won’t find a classic dash in the 2024 Ford Mustang
The Ford Mustang faithful will notice that the sizable screen displaces a classic feature: the double-brow dash line. Ford did away with the historic dash shape for the seventh-generation model. It’s a bittersweet move; Ford resurrected the double brow for the fifth-generation (S197) model and kept it through the sixth-gen cars.
Still, Ford didn’t eradicate the nostalgia factor without replacing it. Drivers can choose a throwback Fox Body setting to turn the digital gauge cluster into a reminder of the third-gen models. Keep up with MotorBiscuit for the latest Mustang content!