The Ford Mustang began as the original pony car, revolutionizing the auto industry when its first sporty model debuted on the mainstream auto market in 1964 for the 1965 model year. In the 50-plus years since the Ford Mustang was first introduced to the world, it has become a classic icon in the auto industry. Many classic car collectors swoon over old-school Mustang models, and the Mustang has made a name for itself in U.S. pop culture as well—it has appeared in countless movies and TV shows in the United States throughout the past several decades. With news of the newest Mustang, the Mach-E, an electric Mustang, some enthusiasts don’t know what to expect.
When you think of a Ford Mustang, the first thing that comes to mind is likely a classic muscle car. This makes sense, considering that the Mustang hit the mainstream auto market as a muscle car and revolutionized the auto industry enough to pioneer an entire vehicle segment of pony cars.
However, the Mustang is no longer just a gas-guzzling pony car. In fact, the newest Ford Mustang model is quite the opposite—it’s an ultra-efficient, all-electric SUV called the Mustang Mach-E that is modern and well-suited to the trends of the current mainstream auto market.
While it might not look much like the original Mustang model, the Ford Mustang Mach-E offers a similar sporty feel on the road and shares more design characteristics with the classic Mustang than you might imagine from its basic description.
Keep reading to learn more about the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E and determine whether it’s time for you to give this all-electric Mustang model a chance and make it your next vehicle.
Powerful Drive Performance
All-electric cars are renowned for many things—they comprise one of the most popular vehicle segments on the current mainstream auto market and continue to gain more attention as the years go by and all-electric vehicle technology continues to improve—but they are not generally renowned for their powerful drive performance.
The 2021 Mustang Mach-E is an outlier in the all-electric vehicle segment. It comes equipped with one of two powerful battery packs—a standard 75.7 kWh battery pack or a 98.8 kWh battery pack—and an electric motor. This all-electric, sporty SUV is also available with either rear- or all-wheel drive.
When equipped with all-wheel drive, the 2021 Mach-E delivers up to 480 horsepower and 634 lb.-ft. of torque on the road. This is an incredible amount of power for an all-electric vehicle to offer, and it allows the 2021 Mustang Mach-E to accelerate from 0 to 60 MPH in only 3.5 seconds. This all-electric crossover SUV also has an impressive maximum battery range of up to 335 miles on a single full charge.
The 2021 Mustang Mach-E offers responsive, agile performance on the road that is unheard of among most other all-electric crossover SUVs available on the mainstream auto market. This sporty performance combined with a smooth ride won’t disappoint fans of the original, ultra-sporty classic Mustang pony car models.
Three Available Drive Modes
The 2021 Mustang Mach-E comes equipped with three different drive modes. These drive models include Whisper, Engage, and Unbridled. Switching between these three drive modes adjusts the throttle, steering, and pedal settings of the all-new Mach-E as well as the lighting inside this all-electric crossover SUV.
Whisper mode offers an ultra-quiet ride with gradual acceleration and coasting deceleration. Engage mode adds some light in-vehicle sounds that mimic that of a classic gas engine but still allow the Mach-E to offer a quiet ride; it offers an excellent compromise between Whisper and Unbridled modes. Both the Whisper and Engage modes set the ambient lighting in the 2021 Mach-E to a soft blue.
Unbridled mode offers a driving feel that is similar to that of classic Mustang models of the past. It increases the throttle response of the all-new electric Mustang, enhances its sporty steering feel, adds in louder in-vehicle driving sounds, and changes the ambient lighting inside this all-electric SUV to orange.
The Ford Mustang has always been a vehicle that stands out on the road, and the 2021 Mustang Mach-E is no different. On the outside, this all-electric crossover Mustang SUV shares some styling characteristics—such as raised front haunches and a tall build—with classic Mustang models and also features some very modernized touches—like handle-free doors. The exterior of the Mach-E is also adorned with classic Mustang pony badges rather than standard Ford badges.
The interior of the 2021 Mustang Mach-E is spacious, comfortable, and functional with plenty of room for both passengers and cargo. It is made from vegan leather material that gives this electric crossover SUV’s cabin an upscale look and feel and appeals to both modern consumers and those who are looking for a vehicle that is reminiscent of classic Mustang models. This innovative, all-electric crossover Mustang SUV is also available with special intriguing amenities like a panoramic roof and a trunk that doubles as a cooler for tailgates.