The 2021 model year has brought about many changes to the automotive industry, and we believe some of those changes will shape the industry forever. The automotive industry is buzzing with the introduction of a full spectrum of new vehicles, from the all-new Ford Raptor to brand new electric vehicles. While SUVs are still the preferred mode of transportation for many Americans, muscle cars remain a mainstay in our culture, especially the classics like the Ford Mustang. For 2021, Ford has managed to combine American muscle with SUVs to create a vehicle like no other: the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E.
While Mustang fans were surprised at the recent iteration of their beloved model, one thing is for sure: this model combines power, performance, and style into one excellent package. And while the concept is pretty much unprecedented, the Mach-E has a little something for everyone, and then some. At first glance, the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E looks like a drawing of a futuristic station wagon. It's sleek. It's metropolitan. It's modern in every sense of the word, from its extended battery range to the comfort and convenient technology at the driver's fingertips. There is more to love about this model than meets the eye.
Take a look at the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E to see why this is the perfect blend of classic American muscle and futuristic design. You will be driving one home before you know it.
This is the part of the article where you'd typically read the phrase "under the hood of…," but in the case of the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E, the only thing under the hood is a front trunk (frunk). The electric motor and battery pack are conveniently balanced underneath and behind the vehicle, which leaves the front of the Mach-E available for extra storage. In fact, Ford has upped the game by making this 4.7 cubic feet area water-resistant, complete with a water drain, making it a tailgate cooler, or a great place to put wet and muddy adventuring equipment like swimsuits, snorkels, and fishing tackle.
So what kind of power does the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E provide? You may be surprised to discover that while the Mach-E received its wheelbase and storage capacity from the SUV side of the family, its power and handling are all Mustang. The Mustang Mach-E GT trim can make it from 0-60 mph in just 3.5 seconds, with the rest of the lineup following right behind in the 4.8-6.1 second range. Not only will merging onto the highway be no problem, but those numbers are right up there with the classic Mustang.
As far as actual horsepower and torque ratings, that depends on the model selected. Rear-wheel drive is standard, but electric all-wheel drive (eAWD) is available on most models and standard on the GT trim. The Select base model provides 266 horsepower and 317 lb-ft of torque for rear-wheel drive and 428 lb-ft of torque for eAWD models. The California Route 1 trim offers 290 horsepower and 317 lb-ft of torque and is available with rear-wheel drive only.
The Premium trim is offered with either rear-wheel drive or eAWD. With the standard range battery, this trim produces 266 horsepower. The extended range battery bumps the rating up to 290 horsepower for the rear-wheel drive equipped trim and 346 horsepower for an eAWD trim. Torque ratings are 317 lb-ft for rear-wheel drive and 428 lb-ft for eAWD trims.
The GT trim tops out the lineup. This trim is offered with eAWD and an extended range battery only but offers 480 horsepower. The GT trim can yield an impressive 600 lb-ft of torque, while the GT Performance edition topples that number with a massive 634 lb-ft of torque.
One of the trepidations many drivers have about driving an electric vehicle is the limited range. Of course, all vehicles can only travel so far before they need fuel of some sort, but plugging in a vehicle is a new experience for most drivers.
The standard battery range for the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E is 230 miles for rear-wheel drive models and 211 miles for eAWD versions. The extended range for California Route 1 models is targeted to reach up to 305 miles per full charge.
The GT and GT Performance models have a slightly different measurement. Though they are offered as extended range only models, the power supplied by their motors limits their range ever so slightly to 250 miles for the GT and 235 miles for the GT Performance edition.eAWD differs from the all-wheel drive we've grown accustomed to in gasoline-powered vehicles by merit of an additional motor. In this setup, front and rear motors correspond to each axle, providing power independently. This gives the driver greater control over wheel spin and torque distribution.
Additionally, Ford has given the 2021 Mustang Mach-E three drive modes, which impact the throttle feel, steering, launch, and even provides a growling engine soundtrack within the cabin to mimic the feel of a gasoline-powered muscle car. You can turn the soundtrack off if you like.
Like many EVs, the Mach-E offers one-pedal driving. This method allows drivers to use just the gas pedal to accelerate and release the gas pedal to decelerate.
Though the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E is offered in several trims, the standard offerings are pretty remarkable. All trims receive the Ford Co-Pilot 360 2.0 driver assistance and safety package, as well as the Ford Co-Pilot 360 Assist 2.0 package. This means every Ford Mach-E receives automatic high beams, blind spot monitoring with cross-traffic alert, lane keep assist, forward collision alert with automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, evasive steering, sign recognition, and built-in navigation. Also included is a rearview camera with reverse sensing and emergency braking. Intersection assist is offered on all Mach-Es, which alerts pedestrians to the approaching vehicle, which otherwise makes very little noise as it drives.
Active parking assist and active drive assist are available on all models, and standard on the California Route 1 and Premium trims. Active parking assist will help guide your Mach-E into a variety of parking spots, hands-free. Active drive assist is a very new feature that permits hands-free driving on over 100,000 miles of mapped highways in the United States. Together, they have the potential to make driving more fun.
The California Route 1 trim largely has appearance updates and features a sleek, West-Coast-inspired exterior, special badging, and slick 18-inch wheels that maximize range and performance. Of course, convenience features like power-adjustable seats and mirrors with memory settings definitely sweeten the deal.
The Premium trim includes seemingly every possible option Ford could place on the Mustang Mach-E. Not only do you have the choice of range and powertrain, but you'll unlock standard LED headlights, a panoramic fixed glass roof, a hands-free tailgate, and a premium Bang & Olafsen sound system. While the GT and GT Performance Edition are more geared towards speed and performance fans, they are well-outfitted with heated front seats and steering wheel, ActiveX and Miko-trimmed upholstery, and 20-inch high gloss black wheels. Signature Pony and GT emblems can be found around the exterior as well.