Content of the material
Does it live up to its premium billing?
There’s a clear sense of design, but the materials and quality are Tesla-level rather than Audi-level. At £40,000 they’re just about OK, but as you move further up the range you might be left feeling short-changed.
Pricing: Plenty of Bang for the Buck
Electric technology isn’t cheap, and thus far EVs have generally commanded higher prices than their internal-combustion counterparts. Despite this, the Mustang Mach-E is quite accessibly priced by both gas and electric vehicle standards. In fact, Ford’s EV sits squarely in the middle of the price range for the traditional Mustang, which starts at $27,205 (the EcoBoost Fastback) but can cost more than $72,900 (Shelby GT500). Pricing for the Mach-E starts at $42,895 for the Select trim, $48,100 for the Premium, $50,775 for the California Route 1 Edition, $59,995 for the GT and $64,900 for the GT Performance Edition. Each Mach-E qualifies for as much as a $7,500 EV tax credit, so you might end up spending even less.
Interior, Space and Cargo
Unlike the exterior, which bears a number of Mustang trademarks, the Mach-E’s interior is basically all new. It features a streamlined dashboard with a digital instrument gauge tucked into the driver’s cockpit and a large 15.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system perched atop the center console. The high-tech presentation gives the cabin a distinctly modern look and feel. The biggest difference, though, is the interior space. The traditional Mustang features a 2+2 seating layout, with two seats in the front and two smaller seats in the rear. (Anyone who’s sat in the muscle car can confirm that it’s not exactly roomy back there.) That couldn’t be further from the case with the Mach-E. The second row has three full-sized seats. There’s also plenty of cargo room, with 29.7 cubic-feet behind the back seat (which increases to 59.7 cubic feet if you fold down the back row).
Fuel Economy and Real-World MPGe
The range-topping Mustang Mach-E with rear-wheel drive and the extended range battery boasts an EPA-estimated range of 305 miles. The all-wheel-drive version with the extended battery has an estimated driving range of 270 miles. However, there are a wider variety of ranges depending on the model and equipment. The Mach-E with the larger battery that we tested on our 75-mph highway fuel-economy route, which is part of our extensive testing regimen, went 250 miles on a single charge. Based on the increased capacity for 2022, we think it’ll add about 8 miles of real-world highway range. For more information about the Mustang Mach-E’s fuel economy, visit the EPA’s website.
Infotainment and Connectivity
Ford’s next-generation SYNC infotainment system uses machine learning to fully customize each driver’s experience—currently it supports three driver profiles and one guest. The Mustang Mach-E runs the software through a vertically mounted 15.5-inch touchscreen that allows for easy access to the system’s array of apps and features. A benefit of the system is that Ford will roll out over-the-air updates over time, constantly improving the system and adding new content. Top features include Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot, and a Bang & Olufsen audio system.
How much room is there?
The 402-litre boot may not sound that generous, but floor space is good and if you pack around the cables there’s a bit more space underneath. Seats folded, that expands to 1,420 litres. And there’s another 100 litres or more in the ‘frunk’. Quite frankly given the length of the bonnet, you’d have thought Ford would have been able to make more of that space. There’s a lot of plastic under there.
The dipping roofline means you need to watch your head on the rear doors, and being sat high means taller folk may strain their necks. Still, the floor’s flat, so the central passenger doesn’t have much to complain about and legroom is fine. But it’s hardly an exciting environment. The leather throughout is plasticky and there’s little to keep occupants, er, occupied. No attractive design or neat features.
On a more practical note, the storage is really well thought out and extensive – two level central trays (featuring wireless phone charging, which worked well), a deep bin, cupholders and all the rest.
How much does a Mustang Mach-E cost?
There are four models available in the 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E lineup, and the price ranges from just under $44,000 to close to $68,000 for a fully loaded Mach-E. Trim level prices include:
- $43,895: 2022 Mustang Mach-E Select
- $48,775: 2022 Mustang Mach-E Premium
- $52,450: 2022 Mustang Mach-E California Route 1
- $61,995: 2022 Mustang Mach-E GT
The Mustang Mach-E models with the best interiors will naturally cost a little more. When considering overall car costs, consider additional ownership bills—like the cost to charge a Mach-E.
Is the Mustang Mach-E fully electric?
Yes, the 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E is a fully electric car with one of the best interiors among EVs. This model competes head-to-head with the Tesla Model Y—another premium EV with an incredible interior.
This electric sport crossover offers a choice of two battery packs, and you can choose a model with either an all-wheel drive or rear-wheel-drive setup. Ford Mustang Mach-E specs are impressive, cabin materials are fresh and sleek, and it’s a blast to drive.
Slide into the cabin of one of these cars, and you’ll know immediately whether the Mustang Mach-E is worth it.