Ford Mustang Mach-E 2023 Review, Price and Specifications

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With its various configurations and suite of equipment packages, the Ford Mustang Mach-E 2023 has a lot to offer for those who want a crossover but want to get behind the wheel of an EV. Those customers will also be able to decide between the content-rich Premium model or the higher GT performance. Of course, even though the name is not a Mustang, the Mach-E can still be described as agile and fast. Plus, it has an eye-catching display, a well-appointed interior with all the latest gizmos and gadgets, and sufficient range and capabilities. Regarding that, Ford says the Mustang Mach-E can travel more than 300 miles before it takes a charge, and the GT Performance model jumps to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds on our test track. It performed well enough to win our inaugural EV of the Year award in 2021 but has since lost its crown to the cheaper and also impressive Hyundai Ioniq 5.

What’s New in 2023?

For the third model year, the Premium trim sees a slight increase in its forecast range — up 13, to 290 miles — and more standard content, including the automaker’s Co-Pilot360 driver assistance technology for the entire range. The new Mustang Nite Pony pack is available for some Premium and GT Performance Edition models. On the Premium, it adds a black exterior finish to the bumper and door cladding as well as gloss black 19-inch alloy wheels. For the GT Performance Edition model, the package includes 20-inch glossy black alloy wheels and a black GT badge. Additionally, a panoramic glass roof is now standard on the GT and GT Performance Edition. The Mach-E also gets two new exterior color options: Carbonized Gray Metallic and Vapor Blue Metallic.

Price and Where to Buy

We think the Premium model is the Mach-E to get. Ford says it’s great for a 306-mile driving range when paired with a long-range battery and rear-wheel-drive, but we’d still opt for the all-wheel-drive version, which reduces its estimated range to 290 miles. Compared to the base model, the Mach-E Premium has more powerful fast charging capabilities, 19-inch alloy wheels, Bang & Olufsen sound system, panoramic sunroof, and power liftgate.

EV Motor, Power and Performance

The 2023 Mustang Mach-E is available with a standard-range 70.0-kWh battery or a long-range 91.0-kWh package. It feeds the electric motor mounted on the rear or both axles. The latter combination creates all-wheel drive, and on the sporty GT and GT Performance models, the two motors combine to produce 480 horsepower and up to 634 pound-feet of torque. Ford claims this will send the Mach-E GT Performance from zero to 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds. Less powerful models have 266 to 346 horsepower and 317 to 428 pound-feet of torque. The Mach-E rides on wheels ranging in size from 18 to 20 inches, and can be equipped with adaptive dampers for adjustable ride tightness. The previous version we drove in 2021 was a long-range all-wheel-drive model that was faster and better to ride than most regular crossovers. Drivers shouldn’t expect the Mach-E to be nearly as attractive as a traditional Mustang. However, the Mach-E’s quiet operation and extremely smooth ride are what impresses most.

Range, Charge and Battery Life

The Mustang Mach-E 2023 has a Ford estimate range of between 224 and 312 miles, depending on the battery pack and electric motor configuration. That’s not nearly as impressive as long-range Tesla models. Each model also has fast-charging capabilities, and they all come with mobile charging devices that can add up to 30 miles per night of range with a 120-volt outlet and up to 80 percent of overnight battery life with a 240-volt outlet. Ford charging stations can be ordered online and installed by a certified electrician, with the ability to recharge at 32 miles per hour and recharge the battery overnight.

Real World Fuel Economy and MPG

Ford says the Mustang Mach-E 2023 has targeted the EPA’s estimated range of up to 312 miles in the California Route 1 trim, which is exclusively all-wheel drive. A mid-range Premium model with rear-wheel drive follows, with an estimated Ford driving range of 306 miles. Of course, there are wider range variations depending on the model and equipment, with the lowest being 224 miles for the Standard Range battery model configured with all-wheel drive. We don’t have a Mach-E 2023 yet on our 75 mph highway fuel-efficient route, which is part of our extensive testing regimen, so we haven’t evaluated its real-world range. For more information on the Mustang Mach-E’s fuel economy, visit EPA website.

Interior, Comfort and Cargo

The Mustang Mach-E battery is located under the floor of the car, which allows maximum cargo and passenger space. Unlike the exterior, the inside of the Mach-E has little in common with the regular Mustang. Its sleek dashboard houses an attractive digital gauge cluster and is dominated by a large, vertically mounted touchscreen. Floating flip-up armrests on the center console allow wallets or other items to be stowed between front seat passengers. There are also plenty of slick features that include adjustable interior ambient lighting, heated front seats, heated steering wheel, wireless charging, panoramic sunroof, and more. The front trunk is made of durable plastic that can be rinsed and then dried, which makes it possible to store ice and messy items. The Mach-E has 29 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats, and up to 60 with the rear seats folded.

Infotainment and Connectivity

Ford’s next-generation Sync infotainment system uses machine learning to fully customize each driver’s experience. Currently, it supports three driver profiles and one guest. The Mustang Mach-E runs software via a vertically mounted 15.5-inch touchscreen that allows easy access to various applications and system features. The benefit of this system is that Ford will roll out over-the-air updates from time to time, continually improving the system and adding new content. Top features include Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, mobile Wi-Fi hotspot, and Bang & Olufsen audio system.

Safety Features and Driver Assistance

The Mustang Mach-E 2023 is available with a variety of driver assistance technologies. For more information on Mach-E crash test results, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) website. Key security features include:

  • Standard automatic emergency braking with forward collision warning
  • Standard blind-spot monitoring and rear traffic warning
  • Adaptive cruise control available with hands-free driving mode

Warranty and Maintenance Coverage

Ford’s current limited warranty and powertrain are competitive, though not spectacular. Specifically, the company covers the Mach-E’s electrical components for eight years or 100,000 miles, which it does for all of its EVs, but free maintenance isn’t included.

  • Limited warranty covers three years or 36,000 miles
  • Powertrain warranty covers five years or 60,000 miles
  • Electrical components covered for eight years or 100,000 miles
  • No free scheduled maintenance



2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E 4

front and center motor, all wheel drive, 5 passenger wagon, 4 door

$56,200 (base price: $46,695)

2 AC synchronous permanent magnet; combined output, 346 hp, 428 lb-ft; 88.0-kWh . lithium-ion battery pack

2 direct drive

Brakes (F/R): 14.3-in/12.4-in ventilated disc
Tires: Michelin Primacy A/S, 225/55R-19 103H M+S

Wheelbase: 117.5 inches
Length: 185.6 inches
Width: 74.1 inches
Height: 64.0 inches
Passenger volume: 104 feet3
Cargo volume: 35 feet3
Curb weight: 4856 lb

60 mph: 5.1 seconds
100 mph: 13.5 seconds
Rolling start, 5–60 mph: 5.2 sec
Top gear, 30–50 mph: 2.0 sec
Top gear, 50–70 mph: 2.8 s
1/4 mile: 13.8 seconds @ 101 mph
Top speed (limited by governor): 114 mph
Braking, 70–0 mph: 165 feet
Roadholding, 300 ft diameter skidpad: 0.85 g

Stand-start axle timing eliminates 1 foot launch for 0.3 seconds.

Observed: 60 MPGe

Combined/city/highway: 90/96/84 MPGe
Range: 270 miles


2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E4X GT Performance Edition
Vehicle Type: front and center motor, all-wheel drive, 5-passenger wagon, 4-door

Basic/As Tested: $66,000/$70,040

2 AC synchronous permanent magnet; combined output, 480 hp, 634 lb-ft; 88.0-kWh . liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery pack

2 direct drive

Suspension, F/R: struts/multilink
Brakes, F/R: 15.2-inch/12.4-inch ventilated disc
Tires: Pirelli P Zero PZ4 Elect
245/45R-20 103Y

Wheelbase: 117.5 inches
Length: 186.7 inches
Width: 74.1 inches
Height: 63.5 inches
Passenger Volume: 106 feet3
Cargo Volume, F/R: 5/30 ft3
Curb weight: 5001 lb

60 mph: 3.7 seconds
100 mph: 12.4 seconds
1/4-Mile: 12.7 seconds @ 101 mph

The above result eliminates a 1 foot 0.3 second launch.
Rolling Start, 5–60 mph: 3.8 seconds
Top Gear, 30–50 mph: 1.5 seconds
Top Gear, 50–70 mph: 2.2 seconds
Top Speed ​​(gov ltd): 120 mph
Braking, 70–0 mph: 158 feet
Braking, 100–0 mph: 310 feet
Roadholding, 300-ft Skidpad: 0.92 g

Observed: 65 MPGe
Driving on Highways 75-mph: 74 MPGe
Highway Range: 220 miles

Combined/City/Highway: 82/88/75 MPGe

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