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Ford Mustang Mach-E review

Ford's first attempt at a dedicated electric car is a success; the Mustang Mach-E is a practical, fast and technologically advanced SUV

Overall rating

4.5 out of 5

Price
£41,250 - £67,195
Fuel Type:
Electric

Pros

  • Decent range
  • Great refinement
  • Impressive infotainment

Cons

  • Steering needs work
  • Ride feels firm on UK roads
  • Can't match Tesla performance – yet
ModelRangeWallbox charge timeRapid charge time
Standard Range249-273 miles11hrs (0-100%, 7.4kW)38mins (10-80%, 115kW)
Extended Range336-379 miles14hrs (0-100%, 7.4kW)43mins (10-80%, 150kW)

Named after Ford's famous sports car, which has been with us since the early 1960s, the Mustang Mach-E is a major departure from that long line of low-slung coupes and convertibles. In fact, it's about as far from those models as you can imagine – a mid-sized electric SUV that's intended as family transport rather than being a sports model. It's a very important car for Ford, so it's good news that the Mustang Mach-E makes a strong first impression and ticks just about every box for would-be buyers.

The car is available in two main guises: Standard Range and Extended Range. Standard Range cars boast a claimed 273-mile range, while Extended Range increases that to an impressive 379 miles thanks to a larger battery. In late 2021, Ford announced it had unlocked more usable energy from the Mach-E's battery pack, resulting in extra real-world range. WLTP-rated figures haven't been confirmed, but it's thought the Standard Range model could boast up to 17 miles more than before.

Both the Standard Range and Extended Range model can be had with either rear or four-wheel drive; pick the latter and you'll get a slightly reduced 249 or 336 miles of range respectively. Again, it's thought these figures may be improved in early 2022 – possibly via an over-the-air (OTA) update. Rapid charging is supported at speeds of up to 115kW as standard, or up to 150kW on the larger-battery cars, so the Mustang Mach-E is pretty futureproof in this respect.

To drive, it's quite sporty, if not as neck-snappingly quick as Tesla's fastest offerings. But it does handle well for a large SUV, so Ford's reputation for producing entertaining-to-drive family cars is intact, and a high-performance GT version is now available as well.

The Mach-E takes the fight to Tesla inside, too, with a very high-tech interior focused on two large display screens. And practicality hasn't been forgotten; there's plenty of space for occupants front and rear, plus a boot at each end.

That relatively high-end interior for a Ford is matched by an exterior which, to the untrained eye, could belong to any number of luxury-car brands. Enthusiasts will spot the Mustang styling cues in the lights, grille outline and horse badges, but generally this car shares more with the current crop of rakish electric SUVs than any Ford Mustang from the past.

Overall, the Mach-E is another strong contender in an area of the electric-car market that's growing rapidly. It seems to offer everything buyers want, with strong headline range figures, show-stopping technology and a bold look to help it stand out on the road. For a more detailed look at the Ford Mustang Mach-E, read on for the rest of our in-depth review...

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