The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Premium may not be the fastest or most affordable electric vehicle out there, nor does it have the most range. The Mustang Mach-E proves itself worthy in several areas.
This is the first Ford to be designed specifically as an electric vehicle — there will be no gas-powered version or even a hybrid. Roughly the same size as a Ford Escape or Porsche Macan.
The Ford Mustang Mach-E Premium blends typical SUV proportions with some characteristic Mustang styling details.
The 2022 Mustang Mach-E is available with either a standard-range 70.0-kWh battery or an extended-range 91.0-kWh pack. These feed an electric motor mounted on the rear or both axles. That latter combination creates all-wheel drive, and on the sporty GT and GT Performance models.
The motors combine to make 480 horsepower and up to 634 pound-feet of torque. The GT Performance model we tested hit 60 mph in 3.7 seconds, but it didn’t fully live up to our expectations. Less powerful models make between 266 and 346 horses and between 317 and 428 pound-feet.
The Mach-E rides on wheels that range in size from 18 to 20 inches, and it can be had with adaptive dampers for adjustable ride firmness. The version we drove was an extended-range, all-wheel-drive model that was quick and better to drive than most ordinary crossovers.
However, drivers shouldn’t expect the Mach-E to be nearly as engaging as the traditional Mustang. Its quiet operation and super-smooth ride were most impressive.
Key rivals include the Audi e-tron, Polestar 2, Tesla Model Y, Volvo XC40 Recharge and Volkswagen ID.4.