The All-New 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E: Mustang Redesigned

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You probably dreamed that your ideal car would be a Mustang, but were those dreams about an all-electric SUV? The new 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E looks a lot different than the mustang you grew up dreaming about.

by

Emily MacKinnon

, Executive Assistant in
HeyAuto Showcase
Image by Ford

Dreams change as we grow older and mature, apparently, so do the cars we grew up loving. The new Ford Mustang Mach-E provides the ultimate in luxury, convenience and power. You have all the power you need even if you’re being chased by Steve McQueen through the streets of San Francisco or wherever the Canadian equivalent would be. We’d prefer that you don’t explore that on your test drive. The originalFord Mustang took the world by storm. The Mach-E has all the features you’d expect or want, however, you might just have to change your dreams to match.

Incredible Comfort and Luxury

The Ford Mustang Mache-E provides an upscale experience that you’d not expect a Ford to deliver. Soft leather covers most contact surfaces, and carbon-fibre-covered textiles complete the complementary design. The switches provide easy operation and a superior tactile experience with easy grips. The motor company made a decision not to deliver an upgraded and electrified Focus. The company wanted a repeat of the excitement of the original Mustang to sell its new electric vehicle, so it pulled out all the stops. The solution was an upgraded Mustang that advanced from pony to crossover family utility vehicle.

Top Features

The classic car remains true to its high-performance roots. The model is the manufacturer’s first mass-market electric vehicle, and it’s a winner by any way you consider it. The Mache-E comes standard with safety features and the intuitive Co-Pilot 360 2.0 app package. Unlike other apps, it works in the background and doesn’t require an electronics degree to use. The app actually excels the Tesla Autopilot, which was previously considered the top app in the industry.

You get adaptive cruise control, lane centering and warnings from the FordPass app, which searches for places to recharge your battery. You can even filter your searches to find faster-charging stations. The app displays the current charge and charging speed and pays the bill when you’re finished. Other top features of the electric Ford Mustang include:

  • Usable Frunk (front trunk): There’s additional storage space where the engine used to be in the front of the vehicle.
  • Waterproof: Both frunk and trunk are waterproof.
  • Camera: The camera system provides 360-degree views of your environment.
  • Roof: Some models have a panoramic sunroof that rivals the benefits of a convertible.
  • Sound: The Band & Olufsen sound system outperforms most other systems.
  • Range: You get plenty of bang out of each charge, especially with the optional larger battery pack.
  • Touchscreen: The centrally positioned touchscreen provides easy operation.
  • Handling: The Mach-E performs as you’d expect a Mustang to handle, with sporty acceleration.
  • Liftgate: The power liftgate helps you load heavy objects, wheelchairs and luggage.

The Ford Mustang is loaded with high-tech options like the huge 15.5-inch center control touchscreen with controls for the radio and sound system, environmental controls, car settings, navigation, park-assist and others. There are also spare controls for many features right on the steering column.

Trim Options

The company publicizes the model as an electric SUV, but it’s more of a cross between an SUV and wagon. The car seats five people comfortably, and it comes in five trim levels:

  1. Select

This trim level includes 266 horsepower and 317 pound-feet of torque when using the rear-wheel drive. The vehicle has a range of 370 Kilometers. When using the all-wheel drive, which is undeniably common in Canada, the torque rating rises to 428 lb-ft torque and the range drops to 339 Kilometers. Other features include:

  • Simulated leather upholstery
  • 18-inch wheels
  • 60/40-split folding rear seat
  • Keyless entry and start
  • Power-adjustable driver's seat
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror

  1. California Route 1

The California Route 1 trim option includes the larger battery pack that extends the range to 491 Kilometers using rear-wheel drive. Horsepower is 290, and torque rating is 317 lb-ft torque. Other features include

  • Surround-view camera system
  • Black-painted wheels and exterior trim
  • Driver-seat memory settings
  • Power-folding mirrors
  • Automated parking system
  • Panoramic fixed-glass roof
  • Ford's BlueCruise system
  • Cargo cover

  1. Premium

The Premium trim features the same range for RWD and AWD as the Select. You can get the extended battery range for 483 kilometres of RWD driving, 290 hp and 317 lb-ft torque. Driving all-wheel drive with the extended battery produces 434 per charge with 346 hp and 428 pound-feet of torque. Other features include:

  • 10-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system
  • 19-inch wheels
  • Interior ambient lighting
  • Hands-free liftgate
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Heated front seats
  • Power-adjustable front passenger seat
  • Acoustically insulated front windows

  1. GT Performance

The all-wheel-drive GT delivers 418 Kilometers, 480 hp and 634 pound-feet of torque with an extended battery range. The Performance edition delivers 260 miles to a charge, 480 hp and 634 lb-ft torque. The GT trim has the same features as Premium trim without the panoramic glass or BlueCruise system.

  • Additional features include:
  • 20-inch wheels with wider tires
  • Sport front seats with additional bolstering and microfiber inserts
  • Sport-tuned suspension
  • Black grille
  • Body-coloured fender arches

  1. First Edition

The First Edition trim has only all-wheel drive, and the ratings are the same as those of the Premium trim. Other features match those of the Premium trim with aesthetic upgrades that include interior stitching, painted brake callipers and unique scuff plates.

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About the author
Emily MacKinnon
, Executive Assistant
Originally from Nova Scotia, Emily has spent the last 9 years in sales and customer service. A jack of all trades. She hopes to be able to help educate and get people excited about their next car purchases through her expression in these blogs.

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