Ford Mustang Mach-E Owner Review

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Ford Mustang Mach-E

Premium Extended Range RWD 2021

9.4/10not logged9 votes

Hard to believe it's a Ford.

10 May 2021

Ford Mustang Mach-E Pros and Cons

Pros:
  • Really enjoy the looks of it

  • Roomy, airy cabin.

  • Center screen plus volume knob is a nice combination.

  • 300 mile range

  • Lively acceleration

  • Highly customizable

  • Surprisingly quiet ride

  • Great sound system.

  • Good feature content

  • Smooth ride

  • Driver aids are good, with BlueCruise coming

  • Extremely well-built

Cons:
  • FordPass app isn't quite all the way there.

  • Suspension is underdamped, especially for sporty driving. It's definitely tuned for a freeway cruise.

  • Frunk access should be easier.

Owner Review

Hard to believe it's a Ford.

If you are used to Ford's being oceans of cheap plastic and common parts from other platforms, this going to surprise you in a lot of good ways. Ford clearly came with a lot of fresh thinking to this car, and created a very competitive vehicle. I might have branded it a Thunderbird rather than a Mustang (though the GT trim might be another story), because the suspension on this model is more tuned for an open-road cruise than for racing, although the punchy acceleration is a bit more Mustang-like. 

Naming aside, what you have is a quiet (though not e-tron quiet) car, with a plethora of settings to get it exactly the way you want, advanced driver assistance (with BlueCruise coming on a subscription basis this summer), a big battery pack, and a shockingly airy, comfortable cabin, where my 6'4" self has plenty of room in either row, though I would say the front seats are a bit more comfortable for me than the back. While not a luxury car in its nature, it is definitely "nice." 

The FordPass app does everything you could want in a car app, but it is not quite as smooth an experience I would like. Sometimes it detects the wrong phone walking to the car, sometimes you have to have the app open as you approach the car (and sometimes not). And since the user profiles are connected to which phone unlocked the car, this can be significant. When it gets it right, it's a great feature, because literally EVERYTHING about the car (seat mirror positions, driving history, estimated efficiency, settings) is connected to the user profiles. If you have two very different users of the car (and I do) this is a great timesaver, and Phone as a Key is a really useful feature. But it needs to work more predictably than it does now to really be useful.

If you want a very good electric car, and Tesla isn't for you, this is a very strong entry. If Tesla is an option for you, this still competes very competently on price and quality, and is definitely worth a look.

Discussion

  • 2021-05-10 20:49:51 UTC

    Rapid Red

    Hi David. Absolutely gorgeous color! The interior is black?
  • 2021-05-11 09:45:46 UTC

    e-tron vs mach-e

    Hi. Could you please compare your e-tron and mach-e? Interior space, power, range, etc. Thanks.

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