Costs & verdict
Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is
If you go for an Extended Range model with the 88kWh (usable) battery, the Mustang Mach E will match the 150kW maximum charging rate of the Audi E-tron and BMW iX3. That means a 10-80% charge can be gained in around 45 minutes.
The Standard Range models are capable of a slower, but still respectable, 115kW. As the battery is smaller, you can get a 10-80% charge in as little as 38 minutes.
The range-topping Extended Range AWD is much pricier – a bit too pricey to recommend, actually – because it costs around the same as the more luxurious and refined Audi E-tron and the BMW iX3.
All Mach Es come well-equipped as standard. Even our favourite entry-level Standard Range RWD version has (on top of all the things we've mentioned already) heated front seats, a heated windscreen, a heated steering wheel, adaptive cruise control, keyless entry, 18in alloy wheels, privacy glass and two-zone climate control.
As we've mentioned, the Extended Range versions add electric front seats and the B&O stereo, as well as a panoramic sunroof and hands-free powered tailgate. The AWD versions include upgrades such as 19in wheels, red brake calipers and piano-black exterior highlights.
The Mach E hasn't yet been safety tested by the experts at Euro NCAP, but it comes fitted with plenty of driver aids as standard to help prevent you from having a shunt in the first place. These include automatic emergency braking (AEB), lane-keeping assistance and blindspot monitoring.
Likewise, it’s too early to be sure how reliable the Mach-E will be. Ford as a brand finished mid-table in the What Car? Reliability Survey, just above Volkswagen and a lot higher than Tesla, but below BMW, Kia and Hyundai.