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Ford Mustang Mach-E

(2021 – present)

Expert Rating

New car score:

76
%
A

Used car score:

72
%
A

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

73
%
B

Safety Rating:

82
%
A

Eco Rating:

100
%
A

Reliability Rating:

-

Running Costs:

69
%
B

How are our Expert Rating scores calculated?

Expert Rating

New car score:

76
%
A

Used car score:

72
%
A

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

73
%
B

Safety Rating:

82
%
A

Eco Rating:

100
%
A

Reliability Rating:

-

Running Costs:

69
%
B

Summary


The Ford Mustang Mach-E is an electric mid-sized SUV that arrived in UK dealerships in early 2021. A GT model joined the range later in the year.

First things first: it’s obviously not a traditional Mustang. It has Mustang badges everywhere (and not a single Ford badge), but it bears absolutely no relationship to the V8-powered pony cars of the last 60 years. Car enthusiasts around the world have howled in response to Ford taking its hallowed muscle car name and slapping it on an electric SUV, although this has died down over the last three years.

Now that we’ve got that out of the way, what’s the Mustang Mach-E actually like? Size- and price-wise, it squares up against the likes of the Volkswagen ID.4 or the Polestar 2, and it delivers a similar sort of experience.

Like any electric vehicle, it delivers immediate acceleration from a standing start or when overtaking, and it’s quiet and smooth when you’re pottering around your local roads. The handling isn’t considered to be great (which you could probably say about most Mustangs from history), but the styling has been well received by the media. Battery range isn’t best in class, but should still be plenty for most household needs.

As of April 2024, the Ford Mustang Mach-E holds a New Car Expert Rating of A, with a score of 76%. As a used car, it also rates an A, with a slightly lower (but still very good) score of 72%. It rates highly for safety and its lack of any tailpipe emissions, while running costs are low and media reviews are very positive.

Mach-E highlights

  • Great straight-line performance
  • Plenty of interior space
  • Front and rear boot space
  • Modern styling, both inside and out
  • Battery range adequate for most households

Mach-E lowlights

  • Ride quality has been criticised
  • Handling not as good as some rivals
  • Sleek styling reduces rear headroom
  • You have to pay extra for a proper charging cable
  • People will keep telling you it’s not a real Mustang

Key specifications


Body style: Medium SUV/crossover
Powertrain: electric motor, battery-powered
Price: From £43,830 on-road

Launched: Spring 2021
Last updated: Autumn 2023
Next update due: TBA


Media reviews


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Safety rating


Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall score: 5 stars
Date tested: October 2021
Read the full Euro NCAP review

Adult protection: 92%
Child protection: 86%
Vulnerable road users: 69%
Safety assist: 82%

The Ford Mustang Mach-E comes with all of the safety kit you’d expect to protect you in the event of an accident and – even better – avoid one in the first place, so it comes as no surprise that Euro NCAP gave the Mustang Mach-e a five-star rating.

Eco rating


Independent economy and emissions ratings from Green NCAP

Model tested: Electric 4X4 Automatic

Overall score: 5 stars
Date tested: October 2021
Read the full Green NCAP review

Clean Air Index: 10 / 10
Energy Efficiency Index: 9.4 / 10
Greenhouse Gas Index: 10 / 10

Reliability rating

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No reliability rating

As of April 2024, we don’t have enough reliability data on the Ford Mustang Mach-E to generate a reliability rating.

The Car Expert’s reliability information is provided exclusively to us using workshop and extended warranty data from our partner, MotorEasy, sourced from both official dealerships and independent workshops. 

As soon as MotorEasy has sufficient data on the Mustang Mach-E, we’ll publish the score here.

Running cost rating

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Monthly cost of ownership data provided exclusively for The Car Expert by Clear Vehicle Data

Battery rangeAverageScoreVariationScore
EV models326 milesA248 – 379 milesA – B
Electrical efficiencyAverageScoreVariationScore
EV models3.9 m/KWhC3.3 – 4.2 m/KWhB – E
Insurance groupAverageScoreVariationScore
All models38C33 – 42C – D
Service and maintenanceCostScore
Year 1£222B
Year 2£436A
Year 3£687A
Year 4£873A
Year 5£1,180A
Overall£3,398A

The Ford Mustang Mach-E is a relatively affordable car to own and run, according to whole-life cost numbers provided exclusively to The Car Expert by our data partner, Clear Vehicle Data.

Electrical efficiency (the EV equivalent of miles per gallon for a petrol or diesel car) is only average, but the battery range is still more than 300 miles (up to about 380 miles on the longest-range version) on the official lab tests.

Insurance is also average, but servicing and maintenance costs are excellent across the first five years from new.

Awards


Trophies, prizes and awards that the Ford Mustang Mach-E has received

2021

  • DieselCar and EcoCar Top 50 – Best Electric Large SUV
  • News UK Motoring AwardsThe Sunday Times Car of the Year
  • Top Gear Awards – Best Family Car

Similar cars


If you’re looking at the Ford Mustang Mach-E, you might also be interested in these alternatives

Audi e-tron | Audi Q4 e-tron | BMW iX3 | Hyundai Ioniq 5 | Jaguar I-Pace | Kia EV6 | Mercedes-Benz EQC | Nissan Ariya | Polestar 2 | Polestar 3 | Skoda Enyaq | Tesla Model Y | Volkswagen ID.4 | Volkswagen ID.5


More news, reviews and information about the Ford Mustang Mach-E at The Car Expert

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Everything you need to know about Ford

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High-power Ford Mustang Mach-E Rally debuts

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The Ford Mustang Mach-E has scored highly with UK reviewers, with plenty of praise for its fresh styling and strong performance.Ford Mustang Mach-E