2011 Ford Mustang: New Rear Headrests
June 03, 2011
The Ford Mustang got actual headrests in the backseat for 2011, which is a nice feature to be sure. It didn't have them before, the Challenger has the quasi-extenda-cushion kind and the Camaro doesn't have anything since heads can't actually fit back there to the point of requiring a rest.
Yet, adding such large headrests pretty much obliterates rear visibility. To counter this, pressing a button on each headrest folds it forward as if bowing to an incoming Japanese dignitary. Or readying to meet its end at the Place du Carrousel. Either way, it folds away out of sight until the rare opportunity when someone finds their way back there (which reminds me, I really must do a "Does Riswick fit?"post about the Mustang).
Now, would it be better if they folded backwards like in a Mercedes-Benz? Or if they could be dropped at the press of a dash button like a Benz or Volvo? Sure, but this is a much cheaper car and kudos to Ford for adding safety and comfort without screwing up something else along the way.
James Riswick, Automotive Editor