When the 2024 Ford Mustang made its premiere last year, we wrote about its upgrades. 

We've now driven it, so we can comment on how those modifications show up in real driving situations. 

The largest improvements include a 13.2-inch center touchscreen that is optional and a sophisticated 12.4-inch digital gauge cluster.

Because both displays have the newest chipsets available, engaging with them visually delights in everything from gauge clarity to animations. 

Moreover, Ford eliminated the manual temperature controls and integrated them into the touchscreen; fortunately, a separate volume knob was retained.

You'll be just a short distance from 1987 if you turn up Sirius XM's Channel 8 on the optional 12-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system.