4 out of 5 4.0
Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Throwback badging gives accomplished SUV added appeal

Ford Mustang Mach-E SUV (20 on) - rated 4 out of 5
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At a glance

New price £50,030 - £73,825
Lease from new From £688 p/m View lease deals
Used price £33,575 - £68,125
Fuel Economy 3.1 - 3.8 miles/kWh
Insurance group 33 - 47 How much is it to insure?
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PROS

  • Quick and fun to drive
  • Range of up to 379 miles
  • Appealing mix of old and new

CONS

  • Firm ride around town
  • Not as Mustang-like as you might want
  • Odd steering feel

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Written by Adam Binnie on

Is the Ford Mustang Mach-E any good?

Ford giving this car a Mustang badge when it is neither a tarmac-skimming coupe nor a V8 powered GT car certainly divided opinion, in much the same way it did when the Puma came back as an SUV.

But it did so for good reason – the name Mustang represents free spiritedness and rebellion (says Ford‘s marketing department) and isn’t tied down to a specific bodystyle or engine type. Plus, you can’t argue that this electric car got more attention than it would have done had they just called it Kuga Electric, or similar.

So this five-door, five-seater fastback SUV is a strong addition to the Mustang stable rather than a replacement. Its main competition includes the Audi E-Tron, Jaguar I-Pace and Tesla Model Y.

Read the Ford Mustang Mach-E verdict

What’s it like inside?

Mustang fans will spot the dual-cowl dashboard (although it’s more of a silhouette in this car) and the large 15.5-inch touchscreen, which dominates the centre console. This uses Ford’s latest Sync infotainment system and is paired with a thankfully much simpler driver’s screen behind the wheel.

Elsewhere things are much more minimalistic, with barely a handful of buttons and switches, as most of the car’s functions have found their way onto the main screen.

There’s the option to pick a full-length panoramic glass roof to light the cabin up, and despite its considerable size, this doesn’t eat into headroom too badly.

Read more about the Ford Mustang Mach-E interior

What models and trims are available?

There are five models models to choose from. For the first four, you essentially choose a RWD or AWD setup then pick a standard or extended range battery. At the top of the ladder sits the most expensive GT. This comes with extended range and AWD only.

This gives a broad spread of power and range offerings from 268hp to 480hp, and 248-mile from a full charge to 379 miles.

What’s it like to drive?

All Mach-Es are good to drive, mostly thanks to the powerful batteries. There’s a huge amount of go, no matter which power option you choose. 

However, we will say that the driving experience changes a lot on whether you go for a rear-wheel drive (RWD) model or an all-wheel drive (AWD) one. RWD cars have less power but are a bit more fun. Spiritually speaking we’d suggest the rear-wheel drive model is the most Mustang-like,

Read more about how the Ford Mustang Mach-E drives

What else should I know?

Smartphone integration including the ability to use the smartphone as a key, 150kW charging capacity, and advanced driver assistance are all available, ensuring the Mach E is competitive with key rivals.

Ford’s partnership with Ionity yields a healthy number of FordPass connected chargers, Home charging will benefit from dedicated Ford Connected wallboxes, but there’s a domestic power cable included as well – giving nine miles per hour of charging, versus 38 minutes for an 80% charge (around 250 miles) on a DC fast charger.

It also comes equipped with a feature to help more accurately predict how much range drivers have left, becoming more precise over time. Ford says that the Mustang Mach-E’s cloud-based online Intelligent Range system can accurately estimate how much range the all-electric SUV has left, helping reduce anxiety about when and where customers can recharge.

Click through the next few pages to read everything you need to know about the Ford Mustang Mach-E including its practicality and how much it costs to run.

Ford Mustang Mach-E SUV rivals