Used Ford Mustang Mach-E long-term test: report 3

The Mustang Mach-E is an electric family SUV with a high-tech interior, but what's it like to live with and is it a good car? We're finding out...

Ford Mustang Mach-E energy use

The car Ford Mustang Mach-E Standard Range RWD Run by Jim Holder, editorial director

Why it's here Ford’s first mainstream electric car needs to prove it can compete with the very best electric SUVs

Needs to Offer something more than its rivals – Ford is late to the electric party, so it's overdue a landmark EV

Miles covered 11,528 Price when new £42,530 Price when new with all options £42,530 Value on arrival £33,537 Value now £33,537  Official range 273 miles Test range 221 miles

18 June 2022 – Passing the screen test

One of the first things people mention when they get in the Ford Mustang Mach-E is the giant tablet-like screen in the centre of the dashboard.

Surprisingly, a majority come at it from a negative angle, asking if it’s too large and a gimmick. Maybe it’s my middle-age, but I don’t think it is. While I don’t find navigating around its various functions easy (I struggle with most cars operating via screens), when I do get to where I want to be, I find hitting the large graphics easier than in many cars.

Ford Mustang Mach E dashboard

It also sheds light on some useful information, such as your driving efficiency. This photo was taken just over 1500 miles into my time with the car, and as much as anything highlights how much energy using heated seats and the heaters soaks up.

My 2.8 miles/kWh is therefore pretty rubbish – but I’m hoping the current warm spell can improve things.

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