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The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-e is a newcomer to the electric car market, and it’s already killing it in sales. The Mach-e has proven to be a serious competitor to other electric cars, including Tesla. Perhaps the most surprising aspect of the Mustang Mach-e is how efficient and quick it is. Although it isn’t quite as quick as the traditional Ford Mustang, it’s pretty close. 

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The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-e is surprisingly quick

According to Car and Driver, the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-e can get 480 hp and up to 634 pound-feet of torque. This makes it pretty fast – Consumer Reports gives the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-e a perfect 5/5 for its acceleration. It can reach 0 to 60 in 5.3 seconds. Although the traditional Mustang can reach 60 in 4.9 seconds, this isn’t a huge difference when we’re comparing an electric car to a standard one. Mustang lovers who want to go electric won’t be disappointed with the Mach-e’s acceleration. 

The rest of the Mustang Mach-e’s road test is also pretty good

The Mach-e’s transmission scores a perfect 5/5. Routine handling gets a perfect 5/5, and emergency handling is a 3/5. The Ford Mustang Mach-e ’s max avoidance speed is 52 mph. Braking is excellent in the Mustang Mach-e. It scores a 4/5 and can brake from 60 mph on wet pavement in 136 feet and dry pavement in 142 feet. The Mach-e’s headlights score a fantastic 4/5.

As far as comfort, the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-e gets a 3/5 for its ride, and a 5/5 for noise. Front and rear-seat comfort each get a 4/5. Interior fit and finish get a good 4/5. The trunk and cargo space scores a 3/5. The Mach-e has 29.5 cubic feet of storage space.

The Mach-e comes with every safety feature that Consumer Reports recommends

Consumer Reports has a whole bunch of advanced safety features they believe make driving safer. Safer enough, in fact, that they say all new car shoppers should prioritize them when car shopping. 

So what are those safety features? Forward-collision warning, automatic emergency braking at city and highway speeds, lane-keeping assistance, and lane departure warning. Pedestrian detection, blind-spot warning, and rear cross-traffic warning are also important to have. 

Although rearview cameras are standard in all new cars, you should also look for anti-lock brakes, traction and stability control, and daytime running lights.

The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-e comes with everything that Consumer Reports recommends a new car shopper look for. On top of that, the IIHS tested the Mach-e and gave it all good ratings. The NHTSA hasn’t tested the Mustang Mach-e. 

If you’ve been thinking about making the leap to your first electric car, the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-e is a great transitional vehicle. It’s got great ratings, and its quick acceleration and fast 0 to 60 time will keep speed enthusiasts happy. The Mach-e is a great electric vehicle, and it’s no surprise that it’s quickly becoming one of the best-selling electric vehicles.


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