More than 50 years after the Ford Mustang debuted, the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E marks an electrified departure from internal combustion engine powered “pony” cars. The all-electric Mach-E SUV flashed its speed with every touch of the accelerator pedal during a week-long test drive. From a dead standstill, Mach-E screams. It’s the same blinding quickness during passing maneuvers and freeway drives. It’s all icy-smooth acceleration, so there’s no spine-drive into the seat back.
Mustang Mach-E comes with a standard 66 kWh battery comprised of 288 lithium-ion cells. The tested Mach-E First Edition was fitted with an 88 kWh extended range battery comprised of 376 lithium-ion cells. Rear wheel drive or all wheel drive configurations are offered. The RWD vehicle with extended battery system gets an EPA-estimated 300-mile range. Driving range for the AWD version with extended range battery is estimated at 270 miles. The vehicle’s cabin features a 10.2-inch digital cluster and 15.5-inch vertical touchscreen. Mach-E has a 4.8 cubic foot, drainable front trunk storage zone. There’s also 29.7 cubic feet of cargo space with rear seat upright and 59.7 cubic feet with rear seat folded. MSRP base price for the 117.5-inch wheelbase Mustang Mach-E starts at $42,895.