What the critics say
The Ford Mustang Mach-E
Detroit Free Press
Can Ford’s Mustang ignite an automotive revolution for a second time? Based on what we’ve seen of the Mustang Mach-E, “you’d be a fool to bet against it.” That’s right—Ford’s first mass-market all-electric vehicle takes its name from the automaker’s iconic rear-wheel-drive coupe—even though it’s a compact SUV. But the sleek crossover looks the part, with its “sporty proportions” and sculpted sides. And it seems to combine swift acceleration, precise steering, and a smooth, comfortable ride.
The Mach-E, which can be reserved now but won’t reach dealerships until late 2020, has not been driven by car reviewers. But in our ride-along with a Ford driver, we were impressed by its roominess and its flat cornering. “It felt tight for a crossover.” Depending on trim, the Mach-E will run from 230 to 300 miles on a charge, and power will vary from 255 to 332 hp. In late 2021, Ford will introduce the 459 hp Mach-E GT—“for true speed addicts.”
The Mach-E has more in common with a Tesla Model 3 than with a traditional Mustang, and “that’s fine.” We missed “the sound and fury” you get from a 5.0-liter Mustang. “But if the Mach-E and Model 3 represent the future of automotive performance, there will be a lot to look forward to.” ■