The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Select may not be the fastest or most affordable electric vehicle out there. It does not have the most range.
But, the Mustang Mach-E proves itself worthy in several areas.
This is the first Ford to be designed specifically as an electric vehicle. Thus, 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 Select 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 hits 60 mph in 3.7 seconds. 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. 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