2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Priced From $44,995

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, Automotive Editor - November 19, 2019

The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E won’t be the first electrified vehicle from Ford, but it will arguably be the most important. Leveraging the well-known Mustang name and borrowing a few design elements from the pony car, the Mach-E will compete against the rapidly expanding electric segment that’s been dominated by Tesla. There’s plenty of things consumers will like with the Mach-E, including a price tag that starts at $44,995 (including destination) and an estimated range of up to 300 miles.

The Mach-E will be available in five trims: Select, Premium, California Route 1, First Edition, and GT. The Select is the most affordable, squeezing in at just under the $45,000 mark, while the GT is the most expensive with a starting price tag of $61,600.

In a similar structure to Tesla, the Mach-E will be available in four powertrains. The base Standard Range Battery comes with a 75.7 kW battery pack that helps give the crossover a range of 230 miles. Peak power is rated at 255 horsepower. All-wheel drive is also available with the Standard Range Battery for an extra $2,700. While the specs remain the same, range drops slightly to 210 miles.

The Extended Range Battery with rear-wheel drive costs an additional $5,000. It’s the setup that boasts the highest range of 300 miles. Battery capacity is 98.8 kW with horsepower rated at 282 hp. Once again, all-wheel drive is available, but it raises overall pricing by $7,700 – or $2,700 more than the Extended Range Battery with rear-wheel drive. Range drops to 270 miles, while power increases to 332 hp.

Since zero-to-60 mph times are all the rage with electric vehicles, Ford has provided some rough estimates for its powertrains. The Standard Range Battery with rear-wheel drive is the slowest powertrain, as it will propel the Mach-E to 60 mph “in the low six-second range.” Both the Standard Range Battery with all-wheel drive and the Extended Range Battery with all-wheel drive have zero to 60 mph times “in the mid five-second range.”

Mustang Mach-E

Ford wants consumers to wait quite some time for the Mach-E. The first deliveries are expected to begin in “late 2020,” while a lot of other trims won’t be available until early 2021. If the first SUV to ever wear a Mustang name appeals to you, and doesn’t sound sacrilegious, Ford is accepting reservations for a $500 deposit.

Some consumers will decry the birth of the Mach-E. Ford has taken a huge gamble by placing its latest all-electric crossover in the Mustang lineup. But, to its credit, Ford has given the Mach-E a few Mustang-like traits. The headlights, overall shape of the grille, taillights, and front-and-rear-end proportions all look eerily similar to the Mustang.

The Mach-E is aiming directly for the electric-crossover segment, which has a few rivals. There’s the Hyundai Kona Electric, which has a range of 258 miles and costs $38,045; the Kia Niro Electric that can travel 239 miles on a single charge and is priced at $39,545; the Jaguar I-Pace with its 234-mile range and $70,525 starting price; the Audi e-tron that has a 204-mile range and a starting price of $75,795; and the $86,190 Tesla Model X that has a range of 328 miles.

Tesla’s coming out with a Model Y soon that is expected to have a range of 300 miles and have a starting price tag that’s under $50,000. So the Mach-E sounds like a direct competitor to the upcoming Model Y.

, Automotive Editor

Based out of the Washington, D.C. area, Joel Patel is an automotive journalist that hails from Northern Virginia. His work has been featured on various automotive outlets, including Autoweek, Digital Trends, and Autoblog. When not writing about cars, Joel enjoys trying new foods, wrenching on his car, and watching horror movies. 

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