Ford Mustang Mach-E review

Category: Electric SUV

Section: Costs & verdict

Ford Mustang Mach-E 2022 interior infotainment
  • Ford Mustang Mach-E 2022 front cornering
  • Ford Mustang Mach-E 2022 rear cornering
  • Ford Mustang Mach-E 2022 interior dashboard
  • Ford Mustang Mach-E 2022 interior rear seats
  • Ford Mustang Mach-E 2022 interior infotainment
  • Ford Mustang Mach-E 2022 right tracking
  • Ford Mustang Mach-E 2022 rear right tracking
  • Ford Mustang Mach-E 2022 front right tracking
  • Ford Mustang Mach-E 2022 nose detail
  • Ford Mustang Mach-E 2022 interior front seats
  • Ford Mustang Mach-E 2022 interior driver display
  • Ford Mustang Mach-E 2022 interior sunroof
  • Ford Mustang Mach-E 2022 interior detail
  • Ford Mustang Mach-E 2022 interior detail
  • Ford Mustang Mach-E 2022 interior detail
  • Ford Mustang Mach-E 2022 front cornering
  • Ford Mustang Mach-E 2022 rear cornering
  • Ford Mustang Mach-E 2022 interior dashboard
  • Ford Mustang Mach-E 2022 interior rear seats
  • Ford Mustang Mach-E 2022 interior infotainment
  • Ford Mustang Mach-E 2022 right tracking
  • Ford Mustang Mach-E 2022 rear right tracking
  • Ford Mustang Mach-E 2022 front right tracking
  • Ford Mustang Mach-E 2022 nose detail
  • Ford Mustang Mach-E 2022 interior front seats
  • Ford Mustang Mach-E 2022 interior driver display
  • Ford Mustang Mach-E 2022 interior sunroof
  • Ford Mustang Mach-E 2022 interior detail
  • Ford Mustang Mach-E 2022 interior detail
  • Ford Mustang Mach-E 2022 interior detail
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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 Ford Mustang Mach-E will match the 150kW maximum charging rate of the Audi E-tronBMW iX3 and Toyota bZ4X. That means a 10-80% charge is possible in around 45 minutes.

The Standard Range models are only capable of a slower 115kW, but as the battery is smaller, you can get a 10-80% charge in as little as 38 minutes. At a typical 50kW motorway service station charger, you can expect a 10-80% charge in 75 minutes or 90 minutes depending on the battery size.

More positively, Mach-Es come well-equipped as standard. Even the entry-level Standard Range RWD version has 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.

The Extended Range versions get the bigger battery pack and faster charging, while AWD versions are differentiated by larger 19in wheels, red brake calipers and piano-black exterior highlights. They also get the Tech Pack that includes a panoramic sunroof and hands-free powered tailgate. GT models get a sportier look and sports seats up front, as well as performance upgrades.

The Mach-E scored the full five stars when it was tested for safety by Euro NCAP and it did a particularly stellar job of protecting front seat adults in a frontal collision. It also comes with plenty of driver aids, including automatic emergency braking (AEB), lane-keeping assistance and blind-spot monitoring. 

It’s still too early to be sure how reliable the Mach-E will be. Ford as a brand did badly in our 2021 What Car? Reliability Survey though, coming joint 27th with Nissan out of the 30 manufacturers featured.

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Ford Mustang Mach-E 2022 interior infotainment

Overview

The Mach-E is a well-equipped and relatively spacious large electric SUV, but then so is the Kia EV6 and Toyota bZ4X – two SUVs that also happen to have a lower list price and better residuals than the Ford. The Mach-E’s abrupt ride, so-so build quality and relatively slow maximum charging rate is also something of a disappointment. That said, if you really have your heart set on a Mach-E, we would recommend opting for the entry-level Standard Range RWD as it represents the best value in the range

  • Generous amount of standard equipment
  • Extended Range versions have a very long range
  • Good infotainment system
  • Very unsettled ride
  • Inconsistent handling flatters to deceive
  • So-so build quality for the class
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