Unleashing Unprecedented Power and Efficiency
The 2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E is revolutionizing the electric vehicle market with its cutting-edge technology and jaw-dropping performance. With dual electric motors, one on each axle, this impressive machine delivers power like never before. Whether you choose the rear-wheel-drive configuration or the all-wheel-drive option, you’ll experience the thrill of the open road in a whole new way.
Unmatched Performance Options
The rear-wheel-drive Select trim boasts an impressive 266 horsepower and 317 pound-feet of torque. Upgrade to all-wheel drive, and you’ll have an astounding 428 lb-ft of torque at your disposal. Ford claims that the Select can go from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.8 seconds with rear-wheel drive and an even quicker 5.2 seconds with all-wheel drive. Plus, all Selects come equipped with a standard-range battery pack.
Moving up to the Premium trims, you’ll find the same power output in both configurations when equipped with the standard-range battery. However, if you opt for the extended-range battery, you’ll enjoy a boost in power to 290 hp for rear-wheel drive and 346 hp for all-wheel drive. Despite the increase in power, acceleration only improves slightly. The all-wheel-drive models can reach 0-60 mph in a swift 4.8 seconds, while the rear-wheel-drive models take 6.1 seconds due to the additional battery weight.
Unrivaled Performance for Speed Enthusiasts
For those seeking an adrenaline rush, the GT trim is the ultimate choice. With a whopping 480 hp and 600 lb-ft of torque, this high-performance beast will leave you breathless. The GT can go from 0 to 60 mph in a mind-blowing 3.5 seconds. But if you’re craving even more power, the GT Performance Edition subtrim takes things to the next level. With an additional $6,000 investment, you’ll experience an increase in torque to 634 ft-lb and a lightning-fast 0-60 mph time of 3.5 seconds. Please note that the GT is only available with all-wheel drive and the extended-range battery.
An Unforgettable Driving Experience
We had the opportunity to test the Premium trim with all-wheel drive and the extended battery, and we were blown away by its performance. From smooth highway cruising to tackling winding country and mountain roads, the Mach-E proved to be both comfortable and exhilarating. The acceleration is quick, seamless, and almost silent, thanks to Ford’s expert design and engineering. With its Unbridled sport driving mode, the Mach-E emits a captivating growl, reminiscent of a powerful gas engine. It’s an incredible experience that showcases Ford’s dedication to creating an unforgettable driving sensation. Other driving modes, such as Whisper and Engage, offer a more efficient and balanced driving experience.
Performance Meets Handling Excellence
The Mach-E’s handling is more akin to a well-tuned road car than a typical crossover. The responsive and precisely weighted electronic steering system, paired with the meaty steering wheel, provides a connected and precise driving experience. The Mach-E’s 117-inch wheelbase contributes to its sporty handling, surpassing even the V8-powered Mustang GT coupe in maneuverability, despite being 2 inches shorter in length. While there is some body movement in tight curves and turns, which is expected from a taller vehicle, the under-floor battery pack ensures a low center of gravity and remarkable stability.
Unbeatable Performance and Value
When comparing performance, the Mach-E holds its own against its competitors. The Tesla Model Y Long Range AWD and Mach-E Premium extended-range all-wheel drive share the same impressive 0-60 mph time of 4.8 seconds. However, the Mach-E offers a significant cost advantage over the Model Y. Even the Jaguar I-Pace, clocking in at 4.5 seconds, falls slightly behind the Mach-E. At the top end, both the Model Y Performance Long Range AWD and the Mach-E GT Performance Edition boast an outstanding 3.5-second sprint to 60 mph. To surpass this incredible speed, you would need to double your budget for the Porsche Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo.
Fine-Tuned for Performance, Sensible for Daily Life
While the Mach-E’s power is exhilarating, its ride quality could be improved. The suspension is notably firm, resulting in a slightly bumpier ride compared to competitors like the Audi e-tron. Additionally, though the noise levels are not bothersome, the Mach-E does not match the luxurious silence offered by its pricier European rivals.
Designed for Real-World Convenience
The Mach-E impresses with its best-in-class turning radius and clear sight lines, making it a pleasure to drive in any situation, including parking. It’s worth noting that Ford temporarily discontinued the Mach-E’s self-parking system due to a semiconductor chip shortage. However, once it becomes available again, installation will likely be a quick and hassle-free process, requiring a simple visit to your local dealer.
Performance On-Pavement, Designed for Adventure
While the Mach-E may resemble an SUV, it’s important to note that it’s not intended for off-road adventures. With the same 5.7-inch ground clearance as the V8-powered Ford Mustang GT coupe, the Mach-E is built for on-road performance. If you’re seeking a truly off-road capable electric vehicle, the Audi e-tron, with its dedicated off-road suspension and handling mode, boasting 8.6 inches of ground clearance, may be a better choice.
At Ratingperson, we believe that the 2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E is not just an electric vehicle; it’s a groundbreaking masterpiece that combines power, performance, and efficiency. Whether you’re a speed enthusiast looking for heart-pounding acceleration or a daily driver seeking an exceptional driving experience, the Mach-E has it all. With its remarkable handling and cutting-edge technology, the Mach-E is a force to be reckoned with in the world of electric vehicles. Learn more about the 2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E at Ratingperson today!