The fifth generation of Mustang can be subdivided into two sub generation from 2005-2009 and 2010-2014. The 2005 model year featured a complete redesign ending the 25 year dominance of the Ford Fairlaine Fox-body platform that had begun in the 3rd generation.
We are counting 2005-2014 as one generation as the core Mustang remained mostly the same beast and the 2010 model year simply brought more modern styling, a higher-quality cabin, improved handling, standard stability control and new features such as Sync, an available glass roof and a rearview camera, however it did not differ extensively from the rest of the 5th generation for most other consumer buying concerns.
Several new features have been added such as Intelligent Access with push-button start feature that allows the doors and trunk to be unlocked without reaching for a key, and the engine is started with a push-button on the center stack. Up to three different key fobs can be programmed with memory positions for mirrors and available power seats so that if the vehicle is shared among multiple drivers of different height/weight dimensions no one has to get annoyed by manually re-adjusting their seats and mirrors.
Blind Spot Information System with cross-traffic alert is a system drivers appreciate as it alerts the driver when changing lanes or exiting a parking space if there is a possibility for collision. It has been upgraded with Doppler Effect radar sensors to provide both improved sensitivity at longer distances and better resistance to false alerts.
The instrument cluster display now shows the tire pressure for every wheel so owners don’t have to waste time trying to guess which wheel needs to be pumped up when the tire alert is triggered. The Mustang features adaptive cruise control and collision warning with brake support. The car is designed to automatically adjust vehicle speed to maintain a safe following distance. When the system detects a collision may be imminent, it pre-charges the brakes and increases the sensitivity of brake assist so ensure that the driver is kept in maximum control of the vehicle.