2022 Mustang Mach-E: Ford’s All Electric Pony

authorBy Shreya


PROS
CONS
VERDICT
The best handling vehicle in its class; many features such as Bluecruise (Ford's hands-free driving mode) and fast charging are available. It has a large center touchscreen, an impressive range, and is capacious.
Ford, unlike Tesla does not have a widespread charging infrastructure. In some places, the interior build quality is subpar. Mid-level trims, such as the Premium, are unavailable - Only the low-end "Select" and high-end "GT" models are available.
This vehicle handles exceptionally well, has the best appearance among its competitors, and is reasonably priced in comparison to other electric cars. The only issues would be a lack of charging infrastructure support from Ford and long wait times (20+ weeks for the "Select" trim).

Does it have any competitors or rivals?

Hyundai Ioniq 5, Tesla Model Y, Polestar 2


What’s new about the Electric Mustang Mach E?

  • The battery capacities have been increased slightly to improve range.

  • The 2022 California Route 1 models now come with standard heated seats and steering and an AWD option.

  • The design elements like the lights are reminiscent of the mustang design language 

  • It makes fake propulsion sounds

How about the prices and trims?


The Select trim with a standard range battery and rear-wheel drive starts at $43,895, followed by the Premium and California Route 1 trims. Because Ford no longer accepts orders, the latter two are no longer available. Aside from these, two GT trims are available: the standard Extended Range AWD and the Performance Edition.

Trims


Select

Premium

(No longer available)

California Route 1

 (No longer available)


GT

Drive

Std range RWD

Std range AWD

RWD/AWD

RWD/AWD

Ext range AWD

Performance edition

Starting Price (USD)

43,895

46,595

49,100

52,775

61,995

67,995

Battery (kWh)

70

70

70 or 91

70 or 91

91

91

Range (miles)

247

224

303 (RWD)

314 (RWD)

270

260

Power (hp)

266

266

346

346

480

480

Torque (lb-ft)

317

428

428

428

600

634

0-60 mph (s)

5.8

5.2

4.8 (AWD)

4.8 (AWD)

3.8

3.5

120 V Charging Time 

30 miles per night 

30 miles per night

30 miles per night

30 miles per night

30 miles per night

30 miles per night

240 V Charging Time 

Upto 80% of battery life per night

Upto 80% of battery life per night

Upto 80% of battery life per night

Upto 80% of battery life per night

Upto 80% of battery life per night

Upto 80% of battery life per night

Charging Through Ford Charge Station

Adds 32 miles of range per hour / Full charge per night 

Adds 32 miles of range per hour / Full charge per night

Adds 32 miles of range per hour / Full charge per night

Adds 32 miles of range per hour / Full charge per night

Adds 32 miles of range per hour / Full charge per night

Adds 32 miles of range per hour / Full charge per night

Fast Charging Range per 10 mins / (10%-80% Battery in mins) 

Adds 61 miles of range per 10 mins / 

(45 mins)

Adds 61 miles of range per 10 mins / 

(45 mins)

Adds 61 miles of range per 10 mins / 

(45 mins)

Adds 61 miles of range per 10 mins / 

(45 mins)

Adds 61 miles of range per 10 mins / 

(45 mins)

Adds 61 miles of range per 10 mins / 

(45 mins)

 

  • Except for the "Select," all trims are available with a standard (70.0-kWh) or extended (91.0-kWh) range battery, as well as RWD or AWD configuration. The "Select" is only available in standard range battery, but it does have the option of RWD or AWD.

  • Its motors combine to produce 480 horsepower and up to 634 pound-feet of torque on the GT Performance trim. Less powerful models produce between 266 and 346 horsepower and 317 to 428 pound-feet of torque. 

  • If you want a white interior and exterior, the Premium trim includes the Ice White Appearance package as well. 

The standard battery should certainly cover daily driving needs, but if you're planning longer journeys, you'll want to go with the extended-range battery.

Which one do we recommend?

Because the mid-trims are no longer available, we recommend the Select trim with the optional "Comfort Technology Pack," which includes all of Ford's Driver Aids, including Active Park Assist, Heated Front Seats, Steering Wheel, and an 8-way powered driver seat with memory.

The GT Performance Edition is the way to go if you want more athleticism and performance. It has a power liftgate, 19-inch wheels, a sound system by Bang & Olufsen, a panoramic sunroof, and faster charging.

An extra $6000 is worth additional Magneride suspension, a slightly more powerful rear motor, and performance tires.

What about its availability?

The Premium and California Route 1 trims are no longer available. The other two trims have long waiting lists: Select (+20 weeks) and GT (+28 weeks).


What about its performance and handling?

  • The Mach E's weight is noticeable around high-speed corners.

  • The chassis is very well balanced, and you can feel the slight controlled oversteer in the corners. 

  • Although the stock suspension is well-tuned, the Magneride adapts to changing driving conditions and speeds better.

  • The braking system performs admirably, and the steering feedback and ratio are precisely calculated.

  • It is equipped with wheels ranging in size from 18 to 20 inches, as well as adaptive dampers for adjustable ride firmness.

All of these factors work together to give you the confidence to push the Mach-E through corners while also driving it comfortably through traffic and rough patches on a daily basis.

Drivers seeking performance should consider the GT model, which comes with high-performance tires, Brembo brakes, and is more powerful than the "Select."

How utilitarian is it? 

The Mach E can tow up to 3500 pounds. Even though it is not as powerful as some of the pickups on the market, it is sufficient to tow a caravan or trailer for those once-in-a-blue-moon camping trips.

How capable is the Mach E off-road? 

It has only 5.7 inches of ground clearance. Although it is not much better than its competitors, such as the Tesla Model Y, it is sufficient to clear most obstacles on a dirt road. Most soft obstacles will be avoided thanks to the AWD system. Its traction control system allows you to easily skim over slippery surfaces like snowy and muddy roads with minimal wheelspin. As a result, the Mach E is best classified as a soft-roader.

How’s the interior?

Seating
Headroom, Front/Rear
Legroom, Front/Rear
Cargo volume
5
38.8 / 38.2 Inches
41.6 / 38.1 Inches

29.7 / 59.3 Cubic Feet with rear seats folded

Cabin Space 

  • The Mach-E's front seats are well cushioned and comfortable

  • It  has plenty of legroom and headroom. Taller passengers, on the other hand, may have some issues with the front knee room, which is ample but is limited by the lower end of the touchscreen.

  • The optional Glass roof on the GT Performance Edition expands the already spacious cabin. 

  • The flat floor of the Mach E will make the rear center passenger feel at ease.

  • The trunk is large and easily accessible, with a design that allows you to use every inch of it. 

  • The Mach E also has a small frunk. Because the Frunk has a drain plug, it can be used as a cooler for all of your beverages.

    2022 Ford Mustang Mach E cabin space

    2022 Ford Mustang Mach E sunroof

Infotainment and connectivity


  • The Mach E features a sleek 10.2 inch horizontally oriented digital gauge cluster and a 15.5 inch vertically oriented center screen. 

  • The displays on the screens are bright and high-definition, and they are visible even in direct sunlight.

  • The majority of the features can be accessed with one to two touches or swipes. 

  • The Mach E has an on-screen volume knob and a display in the center, giving the screen a distinctive look.


    2022 Ford Mustang Mach E infotainment screen


Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot are among the highlights. The GT and Performance Edition trim levels of the Mach E include a Bang & Olufsen Sound System.

LIKES: 

  • Wireless and wired Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are both supported.

  • Phone as a key system available


DISLIKES: 

  • Some people may find that the stock sound system is insufficient

  • The screen UI appears to have numerous bugs - navigation may not work, wifi connection issues, and so on.

How about the technology and features?

The Mach E is available in three drive modes: Engage (Normal), Whisper (Eco), and Unbridled (Sport). In the GT trims, the Unbridled Extend mode sends more power to the rear and makes the car launch harder. The Mach E also allows you to choose your preferred propulsion sound while driving. The technology pack includes a slew of new features, including Bluecruise, Ford's fully autonomous driving mode that operates on predefined highway zones.

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    The GT trims get wireless chargers as standard. 

    LIKES

    • Technology Pack adds a lot of Driver Assistance technology 

    DISLIKES

    • Bluecruise is only available on certain highways and may not be available at all times.

    • There is no way to tell if Bluecruise is active - older drivers may miss the animation change on the digital gauge cluster.

    Quick Quirks: The single pedal drive, which is standard on all trims, will only function if the traction control is activated.

    Some additional features: 

    • A 360-degree camera, Blind Spot Assist, Auto Park, Co-Pilot 360 features such as Adaptive Cruise Control, pre-collision mitigation braking, and voice assist are also included.

    • The FordPass app allows you to remote control features such as remote start, window rolling, and liftgate opening. It also has a Welcome Mode which switches on lights and guide lamps.

    How's the exterior?

    The Mach E is the most visually appealing vehicle in its class. Mustang design elements like the front and rear fascias connect you to the past, while modern design elements like the teardrop side profile and integrated door handles welcome you to the future.

    The cross-over design adds to the practicality, and the low center of gravity and sloping roof line allow it to handle corners like a true Mustang.

    The GT trim adds fancier 20-inch machined aluminum alloy wheels, as well as bright red Brembo calipers in the rear. The GT also has a front underbody spoiler and a blacked-out grille to give it a distinct appearance.

    It also has a proper diffuser in the back. The blacked-out roof (if the glass roof is not chosen) adds to the Mach E's sporty appearance.

    What warranty and safety does it offer?


    The Mach E bears the confidence stamp of a Built Ford Tough badge. The warranty and safety are just the icing on the cake.

    • The vehicle is covered by a three-year/36,000-mile limited warranty.

    • The powertrain has a 5-year/60,000-mile warranty.

    • An 8-year/100,000-mile warranty covers electrical components.

    • Roadside Assistance for 5 years / 60,000 miles

    • It has eight airbags.

    Euro NCAP awarded it a 5-star crash safety rating, and IIHS named it one of the Top Safety Picks (Midsize SUV/ 4dr) for 2021.

    Are there any incentives and rebates for the EV?

    Incentives for EV are provided by Federal and state governments. You should definitely think about these incentives before purchasing an EV, hybrid, or other Alternatively Fueled Vehicle (AFV).

    Government incentives include:

    • tax rebates 

    • financing the purchase and installation of chargers

    • waived off sales or use tax

    • priority lanes

    • discounted toll tax

    Some state incentives include:

    Manufacturer Incentives: 

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    Santa Clara, California: 

    2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Incentives, Specials & Offers in Santa Clara CA 


    Sterling Heights, Michigan: 

    2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Incentives, Specials & Offers in Sterling Heights MI 


    Tigard, Oregon: 

    2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Incentives, Specials & Offers in Tigard OR 


    Honolulu, Hawaii: 

    2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Incentives, Specials & Offers in Honolulu HI 


    Grapevine, Texas: 

    2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Incentives, Specials & Offers in Grapevine TX 


    You can check out federal and state government incentives like these by clicking here