This is the Ford Mustang Mach-E Coupe. as you might imagine applying the mustang name to an electric SUV has inflamed certain sectors of the internet. but I have zero interest in any of that. all I care about is whether the Ford Mustang Mach-E is any good.
Here’s a quick rundown. the Mustang Mach-E is an all-electric SUV with an estimated maximum range of around 300 miles. it has an approximate base price of $44,000 including destination charges, and it’s eligible for a $7,500 federal tax credit.
To be more specific this particular Ford Mustang Mach-E Premium all-wheel-drive trim can run from 0-60 mph in about five and a half seconds or so. looking at the broader Mach-E coupe lineup.
It starts with the select trim featuring a standard range battery and rear-wheel drive or for 2700$ all-wheel drive. the roughly $48,000 premium trim opens the option for an extended range battery that adds another five grand to the price tag.
Then there’s the gt which we’ll get to momentarily in motion. the extended range all-wheel drive Mach-E manages bumps competently. the noise inside the cabin is inoffensive though without an engine. it doesn’t sound like any mustang you’ve ever driven. note there is a propulsive sound option that adds low-key artificial auditory emotion to your drive.
Regarding the handling, this car is very smooth in corners. you can drive corners without worrying about handling. from the driver’s seat visibility is generally good. what’s not good are the brakes. the pedal has that touchy unnatural feel that plagues a lot of electric cars. if you’d prefer to skip using the brake pedal in most situations. just activate the one-pedal drive option for intense regenerative deceleration when you lift the accelerator.
The GT Trim
There’s a lot to like driving this premium trim. but for the sportiest Mach-E coupe experience, consider the GT trim. it looks racier. as adaptive dampers for more composed handling. it’ll sprint from 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds. it comes exclusively with an all-wheel drive and an extended range battery delivering about 250 miles of range. and it costs nearly $62,000.
Interior and Spacing and Styling
What I can tell you is that seated behind my ideal front seat position there’s a ton of legroom. and headroom is great too. and when you move to the middle position there’s a flat floor down.
Stylistically speaking, the cabin matches our expectations for a modern electric SUV. this carbon-inspired weave is nice as is this textile trim. there are also some welcome nods to practicality. the two-tier center storage zone offers a range of spaces to stow sundries. flip up the center armrest to reveal this hidden storage nook. and outback the cargo hold swallows 29 cubic feet with the seats up .drop them to double that number. of course thanks to tesla it’s just not an electric car without a massive center screen.
There are 15.5 inches of screen. for that keeping score that’s 0.5 inches larger than the screen in the model y. yes, the screen is big but it’s also unambiguously arranged and easy to navigate. ford made an interesting choice putting this knob here inside the screen but again there’s no ambiguity about how you turn the volume up.
By the way, I haven’t addressed the maquis exterior styling yet because you can come to your conclusions. all I’ll say is that if you ignore the badges to my eyes that is a sleek muscular-looking SUV. but yes there are stingy details we’ve got horse’s angry eyes luring haunches and three-bar taillights. here’s your moment to stare and assess.
Now to round things out a random grab bag of observations. the optional panoramic glass roof is cool but with no sunshade, the cockpit might get toasty in the summer. to open the doors from the inside you use this little toggle here which kind of looks like the gear selector from the new Porsche 911 except less knurled .the exterior door releases are no less distinct you got a little button here and a little thing to pull on for the front. and in the back, you have a button but you have no pull you just kind of grab the door.
In addition to the rear trunk. there is a front trunk or front. yes, this divider is removable. the frunk is also water-resistant with a drain plug. so if you want to gut fish in your electric SUV. this would be the spot and the speedometer says ground speed all a mustang.
Lastly, all Mach-E’s but the base trim can be charged at a rate of 150 kilowatts. which bumps the extended range battery from 10% to 80% charge in about 45 minutes. with prices that vary from $44,000 to $60,000. the mustang mock e is not cheap. but federal and state incentives do apply to help lower potential costs by $7500 or more.
Among the obvious competitors are the pricier Audi e-Tron, and Jaguar i-pace, of course, there’s also the Tesla model Y. interestingly a Mach-E coupe premium trim with all-wheel drive and the extended range battery costs around $3500 more than a long-range dual-motor Tesla model Y. and even then the equally quick tesla boasts a more than 50-mile range advantage.
Without addressing that mustang name controversy so here goes. is this a Mustang as we know it no the Ford Mustang Mach-E its own thing. it’s quick fun to drive more practical than any mustang I’ve ever experienced. and I think it’s a great electric SUV. feel however you want to feel about its name but to my mind, it’s silly to let a label stand between you and something great.
Ford Mustang Mach-E Coupe. A Quick Specs Overview
- Battery: 98.7kWh
- Range: around 300 miles
- Efficiency: 133 Wh/km
- Acceleration: 0-60 mph in 3.7 sec
- Top Speed: 124 mph
- Torque: 830 Nm
- Motor Power: 358 kW
- Drivetrain: All Wheel Drive
- Charging speed: 10%-80% in 45 minutes