Ford Mustang Mach-E review

Category: Electric SUV

Section: Driving

Ford Mustang Mach-E 2022 rear cornering
  • 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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Performance & drive

What it’s like to drive, and how quiet it is

Our favourite version of the Ford Mustang Mach-E is the entry-level Standard Range RWD (rear-wheel drive).

Its 265bhp motor delivers a 0-62mph time of 6.9sec, which is faster than the VW ID.4 Pro Performance, and it has plenty of power for most situations. The official range is 273 miles, but in our real-word tests it managed 211, compared with the ID.4's 231 in the same test. 

The Mach-E is no lightweight, weighing in at more than two tonnes. You really feel its weight shifting on to the outside wheels when you turn in to a corner with any zeal, but it’s still easy to manage. While the Audi Q4 e-tron and ID.4 are set up to feel grippy and ‘safe’ when pushing on, the Mach-E feels more playful in bends.

A deliberately heavy right foot can have rear-wheel-drive models exiting bends with a little sideways slip if you turn off the traction control. Even the four-wheel-drive versions direct plenty of power rearwards to help prevent the nose from running wide. 

That’s all well and good but, unfortunately, the rest of the Mach-E's handling isn’t great. The suspension absorbs the initial hits of potholes and ridges pretty well, but the aftershocks are brutal, making the car buck like an angry mule over mid-corner furrows.

While that’s happening, you can find yourself struggling to connect with its quick but inconsistently weighted steering. That sounds annoying, but it gets worse because the ride is bouncy around town and rarely settles at motorway speeds. The Kia EV6 is much more agile if that’s what you’re looking for, and while the Q4 e-tron, Toyota bZ4X and ID.4 are certainly no more fun, they are calmer and more relaxing to drive quickly than the Mach-E.

The exception here, though, is the GT model, which gets adaptive suspension and a lower ride than other Mach-Es, and is all the better for it. It feels far more tied down and settled, giving you confidence to push on. It still doesn’t offer the accuracy in its handling that you get from the slower but more confidence-inspiring BMW iX3 and Jaguar I-Pace though. 

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