While there might have been some controversy when a new Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) crossover was announced as an addition to the Mustang lineup, it quickly faded when drivers discovered just how much fun the Mustang Mach-E is to drive. The 2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E is set to continue the fantastic performance and heart-pounding driving experience we have come to enjoy from this model. Changes for the 2023 model year are fairly minimal, which is to be expected with a vehicle that is already so good, but the few updates it is getting make this terrific crossover even better.
In terms of power and performance, the Mach-E remains an amazing option with cutting-edge engineering that delivers everything we have come to expect from the first BEV Mustang. The starting Select trim features a Standard Range battery and Rear-Wheel Drive (RWD) for a balanced configuration that is great for a wide range of drivers. If you are looking for something more advanced, an Extended Range battery is designed to boost driving distance. In fact, the Mach-E Premium has had its range improved beyond last year’s model and can now go an estimated 306 miles from a full charge with its standard RWD setup.
Choosing a model with AWD boosts performance thanks to the addition of a second motor, but it can cut down on range a bit. You can choose optional AWD on the Select and Premium trims, but it comes standard on the California Route 1 and GT trims for exceptional performance and a thrilling driving experience. The Ford Co-Pilot360 package of driver assistance tech is standard on all 2023 models, and BlueCruise hands-free driving technology is now available across the entire lineup. If you want a unique look, Ford has introduced a new Mustang Nite Pony package for the Mach-E with gorgeous black details and unique exterior badging.
Although any 2023 Mustang Mach-E you choose is going to provide you with a fantastic driving experience, there are differences across the various trims and configurations available. This is important if raw power is what you really want in your vehicle––BEVs like the Mach-E are well known for delivering exciting acceleration and speed that makes them a lot of fun to drive. The Mustang Mach-E has clearly been designed and engineered for exhilarating performance, though you have some important decisions to make when choosing the one that is right for you.
Looking at the starting option, you will find the Mach-E Select comes with a Standard Range battery and RWD. While the battery names indicate that each provides different ranges when fully charged, they also deliver different amounts of power and overall performance. The Standard Range battery with RWD delivers 266 hp and 317 lb-ft of torque. If you pair it with two motors for AWD, then performance is boosted up to 428 lb-ft of instant torque. Choosing the Extended Range battery with RWD, you get 290 hp and 317 lb-ft of torque.
For pulse-pounding performance, you will want to go with a Mach-E model that features the Extended Range battery and AWD. This is an available option for the Premium trim and standard on the California Route 1. With the Extended Range battery and AWD, the 2023 Mustang Mach-E gets 346 hp and 428 lb-ft of torque, which feels absolutely fantastic to drive. The GT trim also comes with this battery and motor setup, but this version has a specially tuned powertrain that gives you 480 hp and up to 634 lb-ft of torque if you choose the GT Performance Package. While most drivers might not spring for this high-end option, if you want a driving experience that surpasses anything else out there, then a Mach-E GT Performance model is the way to go.
We know that worry about the range of a BEV is one of the main things still holding some drivers back from fully embracing the all-electric future of the auto industry. This sort of range anxiety is completely understandable, but with so many charging stations being built and improvements to range on modern BEVs, it is no longer necessary. The 2023 Mustang Mach-E not only delivers heart-pounding performance but also gives you plenty of range no matter which model you choose. There are two options available for the battery, and you can get RWD or AWD, which impacts the total range, so consider your choices carefully.
Looking at the starting Select trim, it comes with the Standard Range battery and features RWD as its default option. With this setup, the Select can go an estimated 247 miles on a full charge, giving you plenty of driving distance for running errands, your daily commute, and even going on a long road trip. Each year the Premium trim keeps getting better range, and for the 2023 model, it has been improved once again. With an Extended Range battery and RWD, the Premium can now get up to an estimated 306 miles of driving range from a full charge.
You might expect the impressive power and performance of the California Route 1 model to impair its range, but it is actually your best option for maximum distance. With standard AWD and its Extended Range battery, the California Route 1 can go an estimated 312 miles from a full charge. Even the performance-focused GT trim can get an estimated 270 miles of range from a full charge, and it also comes with standard AWD.
Best of all, the Mustang Mach-E is incredibly easy to charge whenever and wherever you need, thanks to home charging options and the BlueOval Charge Network. You can use a 120V or 240V outlet at home or have a Ford Connected Charge Station installed for the best at-home charging speed. The Mach-E supports DC Fast Charging, so you can plug it into a station in the BlueOval Charge Network, the largest public charging network in North America, to charge quickly and get back on the road in no time.
Although the engineering of the 2023 Mustang Mach-E is quite advanced, it is not the only innovation Ford has included. The technology packed into this popular BEV provides you with great options while you are behind the wheel and helps you get home safely. For starters, every Mach-E comes with a gorgeous 15.5-inch infotainment display right up front, which looks amazing and makes it easy to navigate through your apps and use everything else packed into this impressive crossover model.
This bold display is perfect for use with the advanced SYNC 4A software that comes with the Mach-E, letting you get the most from your vehicle. You can use your phone as a key to start up your Mustang, check its charge level, and get ready for your day. Every trim comes with sequential turn signals that look great and make it easy for other drivers to anticipate your actions, while available features include heated front-row seats and a heated steering wheel. You can get signature lighting inside and out, and the available 10-speaker B&O sound system will spice up your travels. Plus, the high trims come with power folding mirrors and a 360-degree camera system to give you a fantastic view around your vehicle.
Best of all, every 2023 Mustang Mach-E comes with the Ford Co-Pilot360 suite of driver-assist features, including Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking to help you avoid a crash. You also get a Lane-Keeping System to help keep you from drifting into other lanes, Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go to automatically adjust your speed when cruise control is engaged, and a Reverse Sensing System to help you avoid collisions while backing up. For the 2023 model year, Ford’s innovative BlueCruise hands-free driving technology is now available on all Mach-E trims, even the starting trim, and it comes standard on higher trim levels.