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2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Review, Ratings, Specs, Prices, and Photos

What kind of vehicle is the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E? What does it compare to?

Inspired by the Ford Mustang but mechanically unrelated, the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E is an electric crossover SUV competing with the Tesla Model Y, Chevy Bolt EV, Volvo XC40 Recharge, Volkswagen ID.4 and other forthcoming electric crossovers. 

Is the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E a good car/SUV?

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Yes. Its balance of performance and range, smart packaging, sharp design, and loaded features earn it a high TCC Rating of 8.6 out of 10. (Read more about how we rate cars.)

What’s new for the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E?

Everything except for the Mustang name and icon galloping across the grille, wheels, hatch, and steering wheel. 

The Mustang inspiration appears on the long nose and dipped down hood, the wide rear and the flat front end, and, most directly, on the sequential taillights. By applying the Mustang’s 56-year-old reputation on the Mach-E, Ford accomplished what no other automaker has done with its electric vehicles, not even Tesla with its silly S-3-X-Y naming convention: the Mustang portion of Mach-E instantly conveys that it is fun.  

The rear-wheel-drive Mach-E can travel up to 300 miles on a single charge with the larger 88-kwh battery pack. With the smaller 68-kwh pack, it can go up to 230 miles. An available second motor provides all-wheel-drive traction, but it sacrifices some of that range The quickest Mach-E on sale now reaches 60 mph in 4.8 seconds; the forthcoming GT model can do it in 3.5 seconds.  

The sleek coupe-like shape of the Mach-E doesn’t sacrifice interior room. It seats five adults in comfort, and an available glass roof opens up even more room inside. The rear cargo area houses up to 59.7 cubic feet with the seats folded flat. A tiered cargo floor, neat door handles, and good storage pockets optimize the space. 

The Mach-E comes loaded with Ford’s latest safety and convenience features, including automatic emergency braking, and adaptive cruise control that restarts from a stop. An available hands-free driving system can be optioned, but leather upholstery cannot. 

A 15.5-inch touchscreen serves as a mastermind of controls, though the lower quadrant always shows climate controls, and a volume dial simplifies the simplest task. The Mach-E pairs with smartphones for wireless charging, to use as a key, and to monitor the vehicle, among other things.  

How much does the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E cost?

Excluding the available $7,500 federal EV tax credit, the 2021 Mustang Mach-E starts at $43,995, including destination. The larger battery adds $5,000 and all-wheel drive adds $2,700 to Select and Premium trims. At $59,400 the First Edition tops the listing sheet until the GT model arrives.  

Where is the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E made?

In Cuautitlan, Mexico.