A decade ago, we never would have believed an all-electric SUV would be the next vehicle to carry the famous Mustang badge. The famous Mustang two-door sports car is not mechanically related to the 2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E, but it does inherit many of its design characteristics and offers a sporty driving experience appropriate for a vehicle sporting the galloping horse insignia.
There are vehicles in the EV market that offer greater performance and others that offer greater range, but few achieve the same harmony of those two crucial qualities as the Mach-E. With all-wheel drive, the Ford SUV resembles a waggon and has a range of up to 314 miles. It can reach 60 mph in 5.2 seconds. The suspension performs a great job of absorbing road imperfections, and the cabin does a remarkable job of isolating road noise, making it a pleasure to drive around town.
The Mustang Mach-E competes against vehicles like the Chevrolet Bolt EUV, Hyundai Ioniq 5, Kia EV6, Tesla Model Y, Volkswagen ID.4, and Volvo XC40 Recharge in a class that continues to expand every year. View our review to discover how the Mustang Mach-E stacks up against its all-electric competitors.
Mustang Mach-E EV Drive Experience
Despite having an SUV wagon-like appearance, the Mach-E performs with the speed and agility you’d expect from anything bearing the Mustang name. A Mach-E in the Premium trim with an extended-range battery and all-wheel drive was put through testing. It accelerated from 0 to 60 mph at the Edmunds test track in 5.2 seconds. The Tesla Model Y, for example, outperforms some competitors in terms of acceleration, but overall, the Mach-E, at least the model we examined, is pleasantly swift.
Even this all-wheel-drive SUV now drives more like a rear-wheel-drive sport sedan thanks to Ford’s fine-tuning of the driving parameters. It’s entertaining and playful around turns. Transitions cause a lot of physical movement, yet it is controlled and stable.
The Mach-E provides a buttery smooth ride throughout routine driving. One-pedal driving is possible because to the effective regenerative braking effect, which enables you to come to a complete stop by removing your foot from the accelerator. The brake pedal is a bit imprecise and grabby, making it difficult to stop cleanly during routine driving. We actually prefer doing this. Ford could be able to tweak the settings with a later over-the-air software update, we hope.
Mustang Mach-E EV : Comfort and Tech
How comfortable is Mustang Mach-E EV ?
The suspension excels at absorbing significant road imperfections, the cabin is well-insulated against wind and outside noise, and the climate control system is superb and simple to use. Although we’d love the option of seat ventilation for warmer areas, the optional seat and steering wheel heaters get toasty rather quickly.
The padding on the chairs, while not as soft and mushy as memory foam, is nevertheless rather comfortable and allows for improved airflow. However, other essential changes are missing from the seats, such a lower thigh cushion extension for longer-legged drivers. There isn’t much to keep you in place on the side. Unfortunately, there are no seats with additional modifications.
How’s the tech of Mustang Mach-E EV ?
The Mach-interior E’s tech is top-notch. The large 15.5-inch touchscreen in the centre, which is backed by traditional controls like a volume knob, is something we enjoy. Unlike the Model Y, wireless smartphone connection with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is available. The onboard navigation system in Ford vehicles is responsive and well-made, although it’s not extremely basic like some rival systems.
The Premium trim comes with a fantastic 10-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system with access to AM/FM and XM satellite radio that produces a rich audio experience. The advanced driver assistance systems in our test vehicle also included 360-degree cameras, lane centering, adaptive cruise control, and blind-spot monitoring. A few of the aids weren’t available because it was an early production prototype, but the ones that were available worked really well.
Mustang Mach-E EV : Interior and Storage
How’s the interior of Mustang EV ?
A great 10-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system with access to AM/FM and XM satellite radio is included with the Premium trim and creates a rich listening experience. Our test car also has 360-degree cameras, lane centering, adaptive cruise control, and blind-spot monitoring among its advanced driver assistance features. It was an early production prototype, so some of the aids weren’t available, but the ones that were worked really well.
Even while the front seats don’t have as many adjustments as those in a conventional luxury sedan, most drivers should be able to find a comfortable position. There is plenty of room for grownups in the back. Despite the fastback roofline of the Mach-E, vision is surprisingly good, and getting in and out of the cabin is not difficult. The push-button door releases of the Mach-E are neat and functional, but we are unsure about their long-term durability.
What about storage ?
The hatch-style trunk of the Mach-E serves to increase cargo room. According to Ford, there is 29 cubic feet of space there. That isn’t as kind as the Model Y, particularly underfloor. However, there is a very smart flexible cargo cover that can be removed fully or swung up out of the way and attached to the back hatch. The split, foldable rear seats on the Mach-E increase the amount of cargo space available. Despite being quite small, the front trunk features a drain hole, allowing you to use it as an ice-filled cooler that can be later emptied.
A two-tiered console up front gives the front cabin a roomier appearance while providing plenty of storage space for your personal items. The side door pockets are decently wide but not very tall. Although a wireless charging station in front of the cupholders appears to be large enough for two phones, it actually only has room for one.
Got young children? The anchor points for child safety seats are hidden beneath seatback slots. They offer adequate access but are not as obvious as Isofix anchors in the European type.
Ford’s EV credits, unlike Tesla’s, are still live, thus the prospective reductions on the Mach-E make it a really alluring purchase. Overall construction quality feels strong, and the cabin is exquisitely finished in a manner that has a strong Scandinavian design influence. You may mistake the vehicle for a Lincoln if it weren’t for the standard Ford switchgear seen on the doors and steering wheel.
Ford’s warranty is a little less generous than those of luxury brands, but it isn’t by much. Bumper-to-bumper coverage is valid for three years and 36,000 miles, and powertrain coverage is valid for five years and 60,000 miles. The warranty on electric components lasts for eight years or 100,000 miles, and it covers battery capacity retention of at least 70%.
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