2015 Ford Mustang GT: Will Monty's Little Road Bike Fit?
June 12, 2015
I've struggled to fit bicycles into Mustangs before and was curious if the 2015 Ford Mustang GT would also pose a hassle. It's a crapshoot anytime you're finagling with a trunk instead of a hatch and it all comes down to the size of the pass-through and how flat the rear seats will fold.
I needn't have worried.
The new Mustang's pass-through is reasonably, almost surprisingly, large. Our 2015 long-termer also doesn't have a gigantic subwoofer taking up trunk space like our 2011 model. After taking off the bike's front wheel, it slid right in without any problems.
Full disclosure: this time I was trying to fit in a 54 cm road bike versus a medium 29'er mountain bike. The road bike is easier to deal with.
Another bonus is that I didn't need to move the front passenger seat forward at all, just left it where it was. Didn't even need to adjust the seatback.
But I did need to put the front passenger seatback forward temporarily to access the rear seat release tabs, and that's where one problem popped up. The front seatback's release lever, which is on the back of the seat, has a rather wonky action. Sometimes it works, and other times it does nothing when you pull on the lever. It just seems to get hung up. You end up needing to pull on it a few times and eventually it works.
Honestly, it feels like it's about to break. The lever on the back of the driver's seat works much more smoothly. Maybe the passenger seat lever has been used far more than the one on the driver's side. Whatever, there's no excuse for it acting up this early on.
Mike Monticello, Senior Road Test Editor @ 7,143 miles