When you look at any vehicle, the powertrain that it has should always be one of the most important things you focus on – you want it to be fun to drive, after all. That becomes even more vital when you consider an EV option since you want to be sure it has the kind of power and driving range that works for you. The Mustang name has long stood for incredible performance, and the stunning Mustang Mach-E is no exception to this rule.
In designing the Mach-E, Ford really took advantage of all of the power and flexibility that an EV model can deliver on, giving you a lot of freedom in choosing the right model. For starters, there are four different trims to choose from, which can impact the motor and battery you get, so keep that in mind when picking the right model. This comes down to the fact that there is a Standard Range and an Extended Range battery and motor setup available; some trims let you choose between them while others have one already set. You can also pick between RWD and eAWD, which impacts the kind of power and overall performance you get.
Power and Acceleration
For example, if you choose a Standard Range option with RWD, then you get 266 hp and 317 lb-ft of torque. On the other hand, a Standard Range Mach-E with eAWD has the same horsepower but 428 lb-ft of torque since there are motors on both axles. With an Extended Range model, however, these factors change even more: RWD has 290 hp and 317 lb-ft of torque, while eAWD gets 346 hp and 428 lb-ft of torque. You can see that your choices really impact the kind of performance you get, though any Mach-E is a thrill to drive.
When looking at the Mach-E’s performance, we need to mention the GT trim, which is designed to deliver the most exhilarating time on the road. The Mach-E GT gets 480 hp and 600 lb-ft of torque, or 634 lb-ft of torque if you choose the GT Performance Edition. An Extended Range non-GT model with RWD can go from 0 to 60 in 6.1 seconds, while Extended Range versions with eAWD boost that to 4.8 seconds. The GT Performance Edition takes the cake, however, as it can go from 0 to 60 in just 3.5 seconds.
Maximum range on a full charge also depends on the version you choose, with eAWD models sacrificing a bit of range for improved performance. Standard Range models can go an estimated 211 miles on a full charge with eAWD or 230 miles with RWD. Extended Range Mach-E models with eAWD can go up to 300 miles on a full charge, while RWD versions can get up to 305 miles from a full charge. The performance-focused GT gets about 270 miles from a full charge, or 260 miles if you pick the GT Performance Edition.
While the power of the Mustang Mach-E is certainly exceptional, the interior has not been overlooked. The majority of the time you spend with your vehicle will be with you in the cabin, after all, so you want a model with a luxurious and impressive interior. You certainly get that with the Mach-E, though the trim you choose can impact some of what you get. The starting trim is the Select, followed by the California Route 1, the Premium, and finally, the performance-focused GT.
Every Mach-E comes with fantastic interior features starting with the updated SYNC 4A infotainment system, which is intuitive and easy to use with the standard 15.5-inch touchscreen display. A wireless phone charging pad is standard in every model, along with a 10-inch digital driver cluster display, Intelligent Access with push-button start, and numerous USB ports. You also get rain-sensing windshield wipers, and the Select and California Route 1 trims feature a 6-speaker sound system with speed-compensated volume.
If you choose a higher trim, like the Premium, then you get an advanced 9-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system, which includes a subwoofer, plus memory settings for the driver’s seat and power-folding side mirrors. Options that come standard on higher trims also include heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, and perforated seating for added comfort. No matter which model you choose, you get a comfortable and rich interior, with numerous options and packages available if you want to add some custom features.
No matter what kind of vehicle you are interested in, you should always look at its safety features. Nothing else matters in a vehicle if it is unsafe or cannot help protect you while you are on the road. Fortunately, the Mustang Mach-E has some of the best standard safety features in the industry, with a few extra options available if you want to take things even further.
Co-Pilot360 Assist 2.0
Every 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E comes with the Ford Co-Pilot360 2.0 package of safety features, which includes Auto High-Beam Headlamps, a Blind Spot Information System that warns you when a vehicle is in a side blind spot, and Cross-Traffic Alert to let you know when a vehicle is passing behind you while you are in reverse. It also includes a Lane-Keeping System that helps you stay in your lane, Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking to help you stop faster and avoid a potential collision, and Rear Parking Sensors with Reverse Brake Assist to make parking and maneuvering in reverse safer.
You also get Ford Co-Pilot360 Assist 2.0 standard on every model, which includes Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control that features Stop-and-Go, Lane Centering, and Speed Sign Recognition to make driving as easy and intuitive as possible. This package also features Intersection Assist, which helps detect potential hazards or collisions when approaching and going through an intersection, plus Evasive Steering Assist, which gives you more precise control when you need to maneuver abruptly to avoid a crash.
Best of all, Ford Co-Pilot360 Active 2.0 is available on all trims. It includes Active Park Assist 2.0, designed to make parking safer and easier. This package also features Ford’s innovative semi-autonomous BlueCruise technology. When activated, BlueCruise uses numerous driving-assistance technologies to allow hands-free driving on approved highways, delivering an advanced driving experience and easier road trips.