2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Review, Pricing, and Specs
The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E is the first Ford to be explicitly designed as an all-electric vehicle. Last week, I drove the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-e premium eAWD electric all-wheel-drive and had an absolute blast. It is all-electric and exhilarating. The first thing I noticed when I drove the EV SUV was blatant in-your-face torque.
Feathering the Torque
My husband Stretch came in after driving the Mach-e and started raving about the torque. The one aspect of an electric vehicle that is the most dramatic change is when you take your foot off what is known as the gas pedal. The car basically stops instead of slowing down as you do in a traditional internal combustion engine.
We talked about the EV versus an airplane. Stretch owns a homebuilt airplane and uses the technique known as propellor feathering. Propellor feathering increases the gliding distance, which is normal in a car’s gasoline engine when you take your foot off the gas pedal. You glide to the stoplight, using less gasoline.
With an electric vehicle, you have to feather the pedal so that you don’t give yourself whiplash when you take your foot off the pedal. You will get used to it quickly, but it is a stark difference between a gasoline-powered car and an electric vehicle.
Tax Credits on the electric SUV
And, whichever version of the Mach-E you choose, Ford’s EVs currently qualify for the full $7,500 federal tax credit. Check your State as well, as there are many states that give credits for electric vehicles. I know in California there are programs, such as the Clean Vehicle Rebate (CVRP) that will give you an extra $2,000, and the California Clean Fuel Reward that will give you an extra $1,500. That is a total of $11,000 off the retail price if you live in California.
If you buy the top-of-the-line Mach-E GT that starts at $60,500, it nets out to less than $50,000 for a very sweet electric performance muscle car. The Ford Mach-e I drove was a premium all-wheel-drive that started at $47,000 and priced out the door at $56,200.00. After federal and California taxes I would pay $45,200.
An electric performance muscle car by Ford
The Mustang Mach-E comes with standard and extended-range battery options with either rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive powered by permanent magnet motors. The Mach-e comes with an extended-range battery and rear-wheel drive. Ford says the Mach-E delivers an EPA-estimated range of at least 300 miles.
In the extended-range all-wheel-drive configurations, Mach-E projects 346 horsepower and 428 lb.-ft. of torque. According to Ford, the standard all-wheel-drive variation has quicker times from 0 to 60 mph than the base Porsche Macan series.
The two performance Mach-e vehicles The GT is targeting 0-60 mph in 3.8 seconds2, making it faster off the line than a Porsche Macan Turbo3. The GT Performance Edition provides a 0-60 mph in 3.5-seconds that is comparable to a Porsche 911 GTS.3
Both GT configurations create an estimated 358 kW (480 horsepower), with GT pulling out a 600 lb.-ft torque and GT Performance Edition squeaking out an impressive 634 lb.-ft. Torque. These are performance numbers you normally see in a V-8 gasoline muscle car, and now they are in Ford’s electric muscle car.
“The Mustang Mach-E wholeheartedly rejects the notion that electric vehicles are only good at reducing gas consumption,” said Hau Thai-Tang, Ford’s chief product development and purchasing officer. “People want a car that’s thrilling to drive, that looks gorgeous, and that can easily adapt to their lifestyle – and the Mustang Mach-E delivers all of this in unmatched style.”
Ford also offers built-in charging solutions that route customers to nearby public charging stations, recommending where to charge on trips. The FordPass charging network provides access to over 13,500 public charge stations.
There are five models of the Ford Mustang Mach-e
Select – From $42,895
(SR) RWD (68 kWh):
EPA-Estimated Range 230 miles
Standard Range (SR) e-AWD (68 kWh):
EPA-Estimated Range 211 miles
Premium – From $47,600
(SR) RWD (68 kWh): EPA-Estimated Range 230 miles
(SR) e-AWD (68 kWh): EPA-Estimated Range 211 miles
(ER) RWD (88 kWh): EPA-Estimated Range 300 miles
(ER) e-AWD (88 kWh): EPA-Estimated Range 270 miles
(ER) e-AWD (88 kWh):
EPA-Estimated Range 270 miles
California Route – From $50,400
(ER) RWD (88 kWh):
EPA-Estimated Range 305 miles
GT and GT Performance Edition – From $59,900. The top-of-the-line Mach-E GT starts at $60,500.
GT (ER) eAWD (88kWh):
– GT EPA-Estimated Range 270 miles
– GT Performance Edition EPA-Estimated Range 260 miles
Acceleration – 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds
Peak Power – 480 horsepower
Peak Torque – 634 lb.-ft.
Range – Final EPA-Estimated 260 miles. of driving range
Ford has more than 2,100 EV-certified Ford dealers and more than 3,500 EV-trained technicians to sell you a Mach-e. You might want to hurry; they are becoming quite popular personally and for cities. New York City ordered 184 Ford Mustang Mach-E SUVs in its push for electrification.
Ford says that deliveries of the Select and California Route 1 models will start in the first quarter of 2022, while deliveries of the Premium and GT models will start in the second quarter of 2022. The MAchh-E is the first electric vehicle produced in Mexico and by Ford globally.