Critics are finding it difficult to point out issues with the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E. In fact, some of the negatives seem a little subjective. However, there is one potential drawback with the new electric Ford Mustang, but it won’t make or break it.
The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E lacks cargo space
The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E has come bucking out the gate. You better hold on tight, cowboys and cowgirls. It might blow you away. While the Mustang is known for being small, it did solve one issue.
According to The Car Connection, older Mustang models had no room in the backseat. I do remember attempting to climb into the backseat of my sister’s ‘98 Mustang in college. Luckily, being 115 lb and only 5’1” helped me squeeze in back there.
Now the new Mustang Mach-E can easily fit five adults. That’s incredible for the Mustang to be able to fit adults in the backseat. But before you get too excited, know that the larger backseat may have come at the expense of cargo space.
The Mustang has never really been known as a spacious vehicle, but it only has 29.7 cubic feet behind the rear seat. When the seats are folded flat, you can access up to 59.7 cubic feet of cargo space. The Honda CR-V is the class leader in terms of cargo space and has 37.6 cubic feet of cargo space behind the backseat, with up to 75.8 cubic feet total.
But if 59.7 cubic feet of cargo space is more than enough for your gear, then what’s the problem? Plus, the Mustang Mach-E has a pretty neat cargo cover that automatically lifts out of the way when you open the liftgate. It can also be stored under the cargo floor.
2021 Mach-E performance
Now that the potential deal-breaker is out of the way let’s see what the Mach-E can do. With the standard 68-kWh battery, the Mach-E comes with a single motor that powers the rear wheels and provides 266 hp and 317 lb-ft of torque.
If you upgrade to the extended range powertrain, you get a second motor and an 88-kWh battery. This configuration provides 290-hp with rear-wheel drive, 346-hp with all-wheel drive, and 428 lb-ft of torque.
The Ford Mustang Mach-E has three driving modes, including, Whisper (Eco), Engage (Normal), and Unbridled (Sport). Each mode adjusts the throttle response, steering feel, and amount of regenerative braking.
2021 Mach-E features
The 2021 Mustang Mach-E has up to 300 miles of range with the extended range battery. With the standard battery, there are about 230 miles of range. Equipping the Mach-E with AWD drops these figures to about 270 and 211.
You’ll find an extensive network of charging stations with pre-negotiated charging rates in the Ford app. With a DC fast charger, the standard range battery can be charged from 10% to 80% in 38 minutes. The extended battery charged from 10% to 80% in 45 minutes.
A massive 15.5-inch touchscreen is found in the dash with easy to use controls. Apple Car Play and Android Auto are both included too. A digital cluster display also sits behind the steering wheel to display crucial driving information.