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It came charging in like a runaway horse, but it made no sound. The 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E captures our attention, but not always in a good way. This new vehicle is an electric crossover SUV, but it wears the Mustang name, bringing up many questions about it. Before you decide to drive or not to drive this electric crossover, you’ll want to know more about it. Let’s answer some burning questions.

Is the Mustang Mach-E really a Mustang?

2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E on the road
2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E | Ford

When you think of the traditional form of the Mustang, you would immediately say “no,” this is not the same pony car we’re used to seeing. This question was posed to Carscoops and answered appropriately. The Mach-E isn’t a traditional Mustang, but it shares many of the qualities we love about the muscle car. You’ll find an RWD setup with plenty of power and performance features to make driving fun. This new SUV brings various powertrains giving you the range you want; whether you’re looking for a mild-mannered crossover or a wild beast, you can turn loose.

How long will the Mach-E battery last?

If we’re talking about the driving range of the Ford Mustang Mach-E, the number varies. This vehicle has four different power levels giving you driving ranges from 211-306 miles on a single full charge. On the other hand, if the question is about the warranty of the batteries, Ford slapped an eight-year/100,000-mile warranty on them.

What are the power levels of the Mustang Mach-E SUV?

Gray 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E with mountains in the background
2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E | Ford

All versions of this SUV use a single-motor layout for RWD versions and a two-motor setup for AWD models. This gives us a variety of power levels. The power you’ll have in this electric SUV is:

Select Trim – 266 horsepower, 317 lb.-ft. of torque RWD, 428 lb.-ft. of torque AWD

California Route 1 Trim – 290 horsepower, 317 lb.-ft. of torque RWD, 346 horsepower, 428 lb.-ft. of torque AWD

Premium Trim – 266 horsepower (standard range), 290 horsepower (extended range RWD), 346 horsepower (extended range AWD); 317 lb.-ft. of torque RWD, 428 lb.-ft. of torque AWD

GT Trim – 480 horsepower, 600 lb.-ft. of torque, 634 lb.-ft. of torque Performance Edition

How many batteries does the Mach-E have?

This Ford electric crossover can use two different battery packs. The smaller of the two is a 68-kWh lithium-ion pack. An 88-kWh lithium-ion battery pack gives drivers more of what they desire in this Mustang with an extended driving range and more power.

How good is the visibility in the Ford Mustang Mach-E?

White 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E driving near a lake
2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E | Ford

Many muscle cars sacrifice visibility for style and performance, but this isn’t a muscle car. It wears a muscle car name, but it’s a compact crossover SUV. Because of its size and shape, the Mach-E offers decent rear visibility through the small rear quarter windows. Of course, if you need to see directly behind you, the rearview camera gives you a clear picture of what’s going on.

Can this electric SUV handle long road trips?

When you understand you’re going to stop and spend more time charging the batteries than you would if you had a gasoline vehicle, you can enjoy a road trip. There are thousands of charging stations around the country where you can plug the Mustang Mach-E in and let it charge up. Mapping out a cross-country route takes some planning and patience, but it is possible.

Next, check out the AEV packaging of the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 ZR2 Bison, or watch the Ford Mustang Mach-E road trip in the video below:

This article was updated on 8/5/2022.


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