Comfort in the Ford Mustang Mach-E Could Be an Issue

There could be a problem with the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E that limits comfort. It might not be the best option for taller people or kids due to a lack of space. See where the new Ford Mustang Mach-E falls short in terms of comfort. 

The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E lacks space 

According to MotorTrend, taller folks may struggle with the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E. They have a team member named Alex that’s 6’10”. He admits that his height makes it challenging to drive sports cars. 

However, to his surprise, the Mustang coupe is surprisingly spacious. He can fit in it just fine, but that’s not the case for the Mach-E. While the Mustang Mach-E has large front door apertures, it’s very easy to get in. That was a good sign. 

A bright-yellow 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition compact SUV is parked in front of a lake surrounded by mountains on a clear day.
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition | The Ford Motor Company

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But when Alex sat down, he instantly could tell that the Mach-E was smaller than the coupe. In the Mustang Mach-E with the panoramic sunroof, headspace seems abundant. Plus, this model is longer. 

So, it seems like there would be more than enough space, but there isn’t much legroom. Drivers may find that their knees are bent at an uncomfortable angle while driving the Mach-E. It may be difficult to fully stretch your legs, leading to cramping and stiffness on longer drives. 

Also, the snug seats lack thigh support. But on a positive note, you can adjust the height of the steering wheel to tilt upwards, allowing for knee space beneath it. This allows for your elbows to have enough room too. 

The Mach-E has an even smaller backseat 

I might have been out of the game for a while. The last Mustang I crawled in was a 1998 model. I’m 5’1” and loved driving in the front seat, but even with my tiny stature climbing in the backseat was a struggle. 

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E interior
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E interior | Ford

However, the Mustang Mach-E has two doors, so that takes care of the access problem. But, it’s still tight back there. Alex mentioned that his legs were uncomfortably bent in the rear seat, his legs slid under the front seat, and his head hit the top of the rear window. 

He’s 6’10”, so it might be better for shorter people in the back. But space is so limited that it could be challenging to fit children’s seats. If you take your toddlers somewhere in the Mach-E, you’ll need room for all of their stuff too. 

How much space is in the Mustang Mach-E? 

The Ford Mustang Mach-E has 29.0 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats with up to 58.6 cubic feet with the seats folded down. Also, in the front trunk, h=under the hood where the engine used to be, there are 4.8 cubic feet of space. This is a little below average compared to rivals. 

An electric Ford Mustang Mach-E is seen at the 2020 New England Auto Show Press Preview at Boston Convention & Exhibition Center on January 16, 2020. in Boston, Massachusetts.
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E | Paul Marotta/Getty Images

But why is the coupe larger? The battery pack that powers the Mustang Mach-E is below the floor, so it pushes it higher. So, while the seats have a low hip-point, they are too close to the floor, resulting in awkwardly bent knees.