Ford Mustang Mach-E reliability & safety rating
There's no independent crash-test result for the Mustang Mach-E yet, but safety kit is good and we expect reliability to be strong, too
|Euro NCAP||Adult protection||Child protection||Safety assist|
|5 stars (2021)||92%||86%||82%|
Electric cars are almost certain to be more dependable than their combustion-engined counterparts due to having much fewer moving parts to potentially go wrong. Real-world reliability data is thin on the ground for a model as recently introduced as the Mustang Mach-E, but we have no reason to expect the worst. Safety is assured by a five-star performance in independent Euro NCAP crash testing.
Ford Mustang Mach-E reliability & problems
Ford is hands-down the most popular car brand in the UK (thanks mainly to sales of its smaller Fiesta and Focus models), but that doesn't mean owners are entirely satisfied: the firm could only rank 24th out of 30 in the 2020 edition of the Driver Power owner satisfaction survey. That obviously didn't take into account views of Mustang Mach-E owners, however, as the model wasn't on sale yet, so we'll have to wait a little longer for a clear and objective picture of this model's reliability, as well as any common issues that owners encounter.
All Mustang Mach-Es come with lane-keeping assistance and lane-departure warning, as well as automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, evasive-steering assistance and pre-collision assistance, with active parking assistance the only extra you get by upgrading from one of the Standard Range to one of the Extended Range models. In Euro NCAP crash-testing, the Ford performed well, earning the body's maximum five-star rating. Individual section scores were 92% for adult occupant protection, 86% for child occupant protection and 82% for safety assistance.
In This Review
- 1VerdictFord's first attempt at a dedicated electric car is a success; the Mustang Mach-E is a practical, fast and technologically advanced SUV
- 2Range, battery & chargingThe Mustang Mach-E has very good range figures regardless of which version you go for, along with the necessary rapid-charging capability to make long-distance trips feasible
- 3Running costs & insuranceCharging and company-car tax costs for the Mustang Mach-E are rock-bottom, but insurance could be bit pricey and warranty coverage is only average
- 4Performance, motor & driveThe Mustang Mach-E will be quick enough for most drivers and handles well for something this size, but the GT performance version is the one you want if you're after driving thrills
- 5Interior, dashboard & comfortIt's not the last word in luxury inside, but the Mach-E does get an interesting interior design and plenty of up-to-date on-board technology
- 6Boot space, seating & practicalityFront and rear luggage areas, plus a pretty roomy cabin, mean the Mustang Mach-E scores well in this area
- 7Reliability & safety rating - currently readingThere's no independent crash-test result for the Mustang Mach-E yet, but safety kit is good and we expect reliability to be strong, too