Ford Mustang Mach-E Review 2024
Ford Mustang Mach-E At A Glance
There was much consternation among enthusiasts when Ford chose to name its first electric SUV after its iconic sports car. However, that hasn’t stopped the Ford Mustang Mach-E really chiming with the buying public – and even many of those sceptical petrolheads have now come around.
What’s the link between the Ford Mustang Mach-E – a large electric SUV, remember – and the traditional Mustang sports car? Well, the two cars share a strong family resemblance and you won’t find any Ford branding on either of them – only the Mustang galloping horse emblem. Otherwise, the two vehicles are completely unrelated.
Now that’s cleared up, what’s the Mustang Mach-E actually like? Rather good, actually. It works pretty well as a family car. There’s enough space for five adults – limited rear-seat headroom notwithstanding – so it’s comfortable for a family of two adults and two kids.
The boot is small for this type of vehicle, but plenty of families manage with a car like the Volkswagen Golf, which has a boot that is smaller again. If kids aren’t in the picture, it’s likely more than big enough.
Travelling in the Mustang Mach-E is a nice experience from any seat, although the back bench feels a bit dark without a panoramic glass roof. The minimalist dashboard is dominated by a huge touchscreen display that controls the infotainment system and air conditioning. It’s an impressive system that’s packed with features and generally very user-friendly. The interior feels really well-made, too.
This is a really good car to drive – indeed, the Mustang Mach-E is one of very few electric SUVs that’s actually quite fun. Its steering feels rather odd until you get used to it, but otherwise the car is light, nimble and trustworthy. There are loads of driver assistance features, including a battery of parking sensors and cameras that make up for poor rear visibility.
The ride is very firm around town, but the comfy seats take the edge off. It smoothes out at higher speed, turning the Mustang Mach-E into a relaxing motorway cruiser. It can also go a long way between charges: between 273 and 379 miles, according to the official figures, depending on which model you choose.
Speaking of which, there are three models to choose from (plus the sporty Mach-E GT, which you can read about elsewhere). The Mach-E Select is the most affordable, but has the lowest range. Premium models offer more range from bigger batteries and more powerful electric motors, albeit for a significantly higher price.
Prices range from £51,000 to £65,000, which is in the right ballpark for this type of car. You get loads of standard features, including the aforementioned infotainment system with sat-nav and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto connectivity, plus leatherette seats and adaptive cruise control.
There’s an awful lot to like about the Ford Mustang Mach-E. It’s a decent family car: good to drive and strong value, with more range than most of its rivals and styling that stands out from the crowd. If you’d rather not get a Tesla Model Y, we reckon it’s one of the best options.