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The 2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E is an exciting extension of the Mustang branding into the EV marketplace. The Ford Mustang is one of the most famous American vehicles in automotive history. Combining that brand recognition with the popularity of midsize crossover SUVs makes this one of the most appealing vehicles on the road today.

With Ford’s EV development overall, it is no question that the Ford Mustang Mach-E is an SUV with a ton of research behind it, but despite this high amount of investment, the Mach-E fails to stand out among its rivals in one essential category – battery range. Here is everything you need to know about the Ford Mustang Mach-E, the Mach-E trim levels available, and which model offers the most value for the money, especially when it comes to range.

What you’re getting with the 2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E

Preproduction 2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E models shown. Available starting fall 2022.
2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT | Ford

The 2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E starts at $42,995 MSRP and comes standard with a significant amount of standard features. The base model, called the Ford Mustang Mach-E Select, gets around 266 hp and achieves a 0 to 60 mph time of just 5.2 seconds with all-wheel drive. This Mustang has comfortable seating for five, a 10.2-inch digital gauge cluster, a 360-degree camera, and Phone As a Key technology.

Above the Select model is the Premium model, which starts at $46,995 MSRP. This model adds a panoramic glass roof, power liftgate, heated front seats, 19-inch wheels, and a choice of battery size. The California Route 1 model gains unique design aesthetics, standard all-wheel drive, and a standard long-range battery.

At the top of the lineup is the Ford Mustang Mach-E GT with an aggressive performance-inspired design, larger wheels, and more power.

The 2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E fails to deliver with range

Despite how popular the Ford Mustang Mach-E has been so far, there is no denying that range is a big issue with this SUV. The standard battery for the Mach-E tops out at only 247 miles, according to Ford. This makes the Mustang Mach-E over 50 miles behind the new industry standard of 300 miles out of a standard range battery.

With a 300-mile range, electric vehicles are neck and neck with standard gas-powered vehicle ranges, but with only 247 miles at your disposal, the Mach-E starts to show some weak points.

The Ford Mustang Mach-E Premium may seem like the perfect solution with its available 310-mile range battery, but this comes at a very large price. This larger battery option adds $7,000 to the base Ford Mustang Mach-E price, bringing the total price of this Mach-E to over $56,000.

If you are going to spend that much money on an electric Mustang, you are better off looking at a different EV, or the California Route 1 Mach-E, which offers everything found in the long-range Premium model with some special edition design cues.


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