Which Ford Mustang Mach-E Is Best for OG Mustang Enthusiasts?

The Ford Mustang Mach-E is groundbreaking. The electric SUV is the first electric Mustang that Ford has ever produced. Ford has burst onto the scene with two new electric vehicles. The electric SUV has been well-received by many, but which Mach-E trim is best for hardcore Mustang enthusiasts?

Which Mustang Mach-E is the best fit for you?

 A red Ford Mustang Mach-E.
The Ford Mustang Mach-E

The Ford Mustang Mach-E was built to be as powerful as a gas-powered Mustang. Ford cleverly electrified one of its most notable nameplates to bring Mustang loyalists into the future while bringing something completely new to the market for other consumers. But will every trim satisfy a Mustang enthusiast’s need for speed?

The Ford Mustang Mach-E is available in four different trims: the Select, California Route 1, Premium, and GT. The Select trim starts at $42,895. It goes an estimated 230 miles on a single charge. The Mach-E Select can go 0-60 miles per hour in 5.2 seconds.

The Ford Mustang Mach-E is a performance EV

A red 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E First Edition near a horse
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E First Edition | Allison Barfield

The Ford Mustang Mach-E California Route 1 trim starts at $50,400. It is estimated to go a whopping 305 miles on a single charge. The Mach-E California Route 1 goes 0-60 miles per hour in 6.1 seconds. The California Route 1 trim is a great long-range option, but there are still Mach-E’s with even more pep.

The Premium trim is where things really start to get interesting. The Premium trim can go 300 miles on a single charge. It can go 0-60 miles in just 4.8 seconds. The Premium trim starts at $47,600. Tax incentives could bring this price down to under $41,000, making it a great option for original Mustang enthusiasts.

The GT is the Mustang Mach-E’s final trim level. The GT starts at $59,900 but can be under $53,000 after federal and local tax incentives. The Mach-E GT only gets 270 miles of range per single charge. It can go 0-60 miles per hour in just 3.8 seconds. This GT is faster than the gas-powered 2021 Ford Mustang. The Premium trim is the perfect balance of speed, range and affordability but if you want the fastest Mach-E, the GT is the way to go.

Is the Mach-E worth it?

A blue Ford Mustang Mach-e sports car is seen at the third China International Import Expo in Shanghai, China, on 5 November 2020.
The Ford Mustang Mach-E | Costfoto/Barcroft Media via Getty Images

According to Car and Driver, the Ford Mustang Mach-E is an electric SUV like no other. It outclasses every other electric SUV in both range and speed. The Mustang Mach-E is much pricier than most Mustang models but provides great value as a fast SUV that can travel far distances on a single charge.

In many ways the Ford Mustang Mach-E is the perfect first electric vehicle for consumers. SUVs are currently the most popular vehicle class in the American market and this electric SUV checks all the boxes in terms of comfort, handling, and speed. It also perfectly ties in the power associated with the Mustang nameplate.

Ford’s new electric SUV is worth buying despite long wait-times and chip shortage complications. Real fans of the Mustang nameplate have developed a long-standing strong relationship with Ford’s muscle car but Mustang enthusiasts need not fret. The Mach-E has got some muscles of its own to flex. Mustang Mach-Es are powerful and live up to Ford’s reputation of building fun, performance vehicles. Even the most stubborn Mustang enthusiasts can agree that there’s something familiar about Ford’s new SUV after getting behind the wheel of one.

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