The Car Connection Ford Mustang Mach-E Overview
The Ford Mustang Mach-E accomplishes a slew of firsts for the Blue Oval: it’s the company’s first mass-market electric vehicle; the first to wear the Mustang name and badge outside of the coupe, convertible, and hatchback; and the first to compete head-to-head against Tesla.
With the Mustang Mach-E, Ford begins a new chapter of electrified performance. The Mach-E arrived in November 2019 after more than a year of teases, snippets, and scant details.
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It competes against the Tesla Model Y and other electric crossovers but occupies a space all its own, for now: the Mach-E is clearly a performance electric crossover.
The new Mustang Mach-E
Teased as a “Mustang-inspired” crossover, the Mustang Mach-E shocked (pun intended) fans when it arrived in 2019 wearing the Mustang name and badge.
The four-door electric crossover leans into its namesake with obvious styling cues beyond the badge—the fenders, front grille, profile, headlights, and taillights all draw a direct line back to the Mustang. The Mach-E’s proportions are bulkier than the Mustang—that’s easy to see—but a fast roofline helps shed visual weight, even to the detriment of interior space.
Inside, a tablet-style 15.5-inch touchscreen and 10.2-inch digital instrument cluster speak to the now. The Mach-E is easily the most technologically advanced Mustang so far, and it’s not shy about it. The minimalist looks spread to the low cowl and dash shapes—it’s flat, wide, and better for outward vision.
At least initially, the Mustang Mach-E offered at least three outputs from its electric motors. Rear- or all-wheel drive is available, in standard- or extended-range models. Outputs range from 255 horsepower to up to 429 horsepower. Ford says the Mach-E’s range will vary, depending on powertrain configuration, between 210 miles and 300 miles. The most powerful, Mach-E GT, will spring to 60 mph in about three seconds, while the longest-range version, Premium or California Route 1, will manage about 300 miles of range.
The Mach-E seats up to five passengers and carries nearly 30 cubic feet of cargo. Options like a glass panoramic roof or safety upgrades are available, and performance packages are likely.
Every Mach-E gets standard active safety features such as automatic emergency braking, active lane control, and adaptive cruise control. Most Mach-E crossovers will have a surround-view camera system and driver-assistance features. An advanced driver-assistance feature could be available shortly after the vehicle's debut in showrooms.
The Mustang Mach-E will go on sale in late 2020.