Ford Mustang Convertible boot space

The Ford Mustang Convertible is surprisingly practical with four seats and a luggage capacity of 332 litres

Gavin Braithwaite-Smith
Apr 28, 2021

Practicality and boot space are likely to be a long way down the list of priorities if you’re considering getting a convertible Ford Mustang, but there will almost certainly come a time when you need to fill the boot.

No doubt you’re prepared to sacrifice some practicality in exchange for the performance, style and wind-in-your-hair fun of the Mustang Convertible, but here’s the thing: it’s not that impractical.

On the contrary, the boot in the Ford Mustang Convertible is a decent size, offering a total of 332 litres of luggage space. That’s the same whether the roof is up or down, which isn’t always the case when buying a convertible.

Rivals such as the Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet, Audi A5 Cabriolet and BMW 4 Series Convertible demand that you leave some luggage behind if you intend to lower the roof. While these alternatives have bigger boots with the roof up, the Mustang Convertible offers the most space when you lower the roof.

What fits in a Ford Mustang Convertible's boot?

The narrow boot opening means that you may have trouble fitting large suitcases into the Mustang's boot, so using soft bags rather than hard cases is the key to fitting luggage in the Mustang Convertible's boot.

While you can comfortably fit a couple of sets of golf clubs or a child’s buggy in the boot, the trick is to use the wider section at the back as the boot opening is narrower between the rear lights. This can be a pain if you’re loading heavy items, but the same is true of many of the Mustang’s rivals.

If you’re going on holiday, careful packing should allow you to fit a couple of reasonably big suitcases and a pair of smaller overnight bags. The largest bags or suitcases should sit in the middle of the boot, with smaller items either side. There’s more luggage capacity in a Mustang Convertible than there is in a Ford Fiesta, so it’s more practical than you might think.

When carrying large rucksacks with a hard section at the base, it’s a good idea to load them soft side (the top) first. Doing this will ensure you can fit four large rucksacks into the boot.

Be aware that cars with the optional Shaker subwoofer upgrade have a smaller boot with the additional speaker taking up some of the luggage room.

Can you lower the rear seats to create more space?

Unfortunately, it’s not possible to lower the rear seats in the Ford Mustang Convertible. This means you’re limited to the 332 litres of luggage capacity in the boot. This differs from the Mustang Coupe, in which it’s possible to fold the back seats to create more space.

That said, if it’s just the two of you travelling in the car, the rear seats can be used for carrying bags or shopping. Just tilt the front seats forward to create a gap for loading your luggage or groceries.

Overall, if you use your Tetris skills when packing, the Mustang Convertible offers enough boot space for a family of four to go on holiday for a week, or a fortnight in the Alps if it’s just you and your significant other.

Can you improve Mustang Convertible practicality?

Practicality options and accessories are thin on the ground for the Mustang Convertible. A boot liner is available from Ford for £100, as is a ‘Box-in-Box’ for £110, which sits in the boot to carry smaller items.

Although Ford doesn’t offer a luggage rack to sit on top of the Mustang’s boot lid, aftermarket options are available for less than £300. Some systems can be fitted within a matter of minutes without any tools. Once in place, you can carry a large holdall or suitcase on the back of the car.

Do any rivals offer more boot space?

If you’re not fussed about having a convertible, the Ford Mustang Coupe features a 408-litre boot and the option of lowering the rear seats.

When looking at cars of a similar size or budget, the Audi A5 Cabriolet features the largest boot (380 litres), followed by the BMW 4 Series Convertible (370 litres) and Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet (360 litres). In all cases, the boot capacity is lower with the roof down, so you need to pack accordingly.

To get a bigger boot than these, you’ll need to splash out on the luxurious Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet, which offers a 385-litre boot and seats for four adults. However, few convertibles offer the same blend of style, performance and practicality as the Ford Mustang Convertible.

 

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