SinceA the transient specs, EPA range/efficiency ratings and MSRP costs for the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E are all now recognized, let’s examine the bottom supply of the preliminary 4 variations accessible:

  • 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Choose SR RWD
  • 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Choose SR AWD
  • 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Premium ER RWD
  • 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Premium ER AWD

In 2021, Ford will in all probability reveal additionally the last word Mustang Mach-E GT ER AWD, however for now we’ll simply check out the SR/ER, RWD/AWD. Listed here are the bottom specs (value desk might be discovered on the underside of this publish):

Mannequin Drive Battery
(kWh)
EPA
Vary
0-60
mph
(sec)
High
Velocity
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Choose SR RWD RWD 75.7 230 mi
(370 km)
5.8 N/A
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Choose SR AWD AWD 75.7 211 mi
(339 km)
5.2 N/A
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Premium ER RWD RWD 98.8 300 mi
(483 km)
6.1 N/A
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Premium ER AWD AWD 98.8 270 mi
(434 km)
4.8 N/A
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT ER AWD AWD 98.8 250 mi*
(402 km)
4.0* N/A
Ford Mustang Mach-E
Ford Mustang Mach-E

The entry-level model of the Mach-E is the Choose SR RWD with Commonplace Vary (75.7 kWh) battery, 230 miles (370 km) of EPA vary and rear-wheel drive.

Assuming that a very powerful issue is vary, let’s check out the way it compares to the Prolonged Vary (98.8 kWh) battery, which presents 300 mi (483 km) of EPA vary.

As we will see beneath, the battery capability and vary will increase by about 30%. The ER model is heavier so the acceleration is affected, however in all probability barely noticeably (5.2% on paper) – partially as a result of the motor has extra energy and doubtlessly (only a wild guess) as a result of the facility output is software program restricted within the SR model anyway. The effectivity of the ER model is just barely worse.

The important thing distinction is in value – nearly 1 / 4 greater (nearly $9,100), if we examine the efficient value (after deducting federal tax credit score). Though, we should do not forget that the Premium model is healthier outfitted than Choose trim.

EV Comparability Aspect-by-Aspect
Mannequin 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Premium ER RWD
[A]
Distinction
[A] / [B]
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Choose SR RWD
[B]
Drive RWD   RWD
Battery 98.8 kWh 30.5% 75.7 kWh
EPA Vary
Mixed 300 mi
(483 km)
30.4% 230 mi
(370 km)
Metropolis 318.61 mi
(513 km)
31.4% 242.4 mi
(390 km)
Freeway 277.13 mi
(446 km)
28.9% 215 mi
(346 km)
Specs
0-60 mph 6.1 s 5.2% 5.8 s
High pace      
Peak energy 216 kW 9.1% 198 kW
EPA Vitality Consumption (together with charging losses)
Mixed 97 MPGe: 347 Wh/mi (216 Wh/km) -3% 100 MPGe: 337 Wh/mi (209 Wh/km)
Metropolis 104 MPGe: 324 Wh/mi (201 Wh/km) -1% 105 MPGe: 321 Wh/mi (199 Wh/km)
Freeway 90 MPGe: 374 Wh/mi (233 Wh/km) -3.2% 93 MPGe: 362 Wh/mi (225 Wh/km)
Costs
MSRP $52,000 21.2% $42,895
Dest. Cost +$1,100   +$1,100
Tax Credit score $7,500   $7,500
Efficient Worth $45,600 24.9% $36,495

Ford Mustang Mach-E :: Choose SR AWD vs Choose SR RWD

Ford Mustang Mach-E
Ford Mustang Mach-E

In the event you actually do not want extra vary, however would reasonably enhance the efficiency a bit bit, perhaps the twin motor all-wheel drive model could be extra acceptable?

Nicely, it is a tradeoff. You get 10% faster acceleration (5.2 seconds), however the vary (on the identical battery) is lowered by 8.3% based on the EPA (power effectivity is worse by 7%). In the event you use that added efficiency typically, then the real-world vary is perhaps considerably decrease than EPA worth.

However, it is simply an possibility value some 7.4% (efficient value), so it is not that unhealthy, particularly since you’re getting AWD for higher traction in tough circumstances like snow:

EV Comparability Aspect-by-Aspect
Mannequin 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Choose SR AWD
[A]
Distinction
[A] / [B]
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Choose SR RWD
[B]
Drive AWD   RWD
Battery 75.7 kWh 0% 75.7 kWh
EPA Vary
Mixed 211 mi
(339 km)
-8.3% 230 mi
(370 km)
Metropolis 225.5 mi
(363 km)
-7% 242.4 mi
(390 km)
Freeway 193.7 mi
(312 km)
-9.9% 215 mi
(346 km)
Specs
0-60 mph 5.2 s -10.3% 5.8 s
High pace      
Peak energy 198 kW 0% 198 kW
EPA Vitality Consumption (together with charging losses)
Mixed 93 MPGe: 362 Wh/mi (225 Wh/km) -7% 100 MPGe: 337 Wh/mi (209 Wh/km)
Metropolis 100 MPGe: 337 Wh/mi (209 Wh/km) -4.8% 105 MPGe: 321 Wh/mi (199 Wh/km)
Freeway 86 MPGe: 392 Wh/mi (244 Wh/km) -7.5% 93 MPGe: 362 Wh/mi (225 Wh/km)
Costs
MSRP $45,595 6.3% $42,895
Dest. Cost +$1,100   +$1,100
Tax Credit score $7,500   $7,500
Efficient Worth $39,195 7.4% $36,495
Ford Mustang Mach-E
Ford Mustang Mach-E

If one is bound that the Prolonged Vary model is the best way to go, then is it higher to stay with RWD or go all the best way to the highest of the road AWD?

Nicely, based on our information, the EPA vary of the AWD model is 10% decrease (power consumption is over 7% worse), which is not any massive deal, however you’re getting a dual-motor all-wheel drive system and 21% faster accleration which is sort of a considerable enhance.

The efficient value distinction is slightly below 6% or $2,700 so we’d not be shocked to see a excessive share of the Premium ER AWD on the highway.

EV Comparability Aspect-by-Aspect
Mannequin 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Premium ER AWD
[A]
Distinction
[A] / [B]
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Premium ER RWD
[B]
Drive AWD   RWD
Battery 98.8 kWh 0% 98.8 kWh
EPA Vary
Mixed 270 mi
(434 km)
-10% 300 mi
(483 km)
Metropolis 286.4 mi
(461 km)
-10.1% 318.61 mi
(513 km)
Freeway 249.2 mi
(401 km)
-10.1% 277.13 mi
(446 km)
Specs
0-60 mph 4.8 s -21.3% 6.1 s
High pace      
Peak energy 258 kW 19.4% 216 kW
EPA Vitality Consumption (together with charging losses)
Mixed 90 MPGe: 374 Wh/mi (233 Wh/km) -7.2% 97 MPGe: 347 Wh/mi (216 Wh/km)
Metropolis 96 MPGe: 351 Wh/mi (218 Wh/km) -7.7% 104 MPGe: 324 Wh/mi (201 Wh/km)
Freeway 84 MPGe: 401 Wh/mi (249 Wh/km) -6.7% 90 MPGe: 374 Wh/mi (233 Wh/km)
Costs
MSRP $54,700 5.2% $52,000
Dest. Cost +$1,100   +$1,100
Tax Credit score $7,500   $7,500
Efficient Worth $48,300 5.9% $45,600
Ford Mustang Mach-E
Ford Mustang Mach-E

Simply in case some are deciding between the 2 all-wheel-drive variations with the smaller and greater battery packs, right here is one other comparability.

The 30% in battery capability within the ER AWD interprets to nearly the same improve in vary, acceleration additionally improved a bit (7.7%), however once more – the efficient value is 23% or about $9,100 greater.

EV Comparability Aspect-by-Aspect
Mannequin 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Premium ER AWD
[A]
Distinction
[A] / [B]
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Choose SR AWD
[B]
Drive AWD   AWD
Battery 98.8 kWh 30.5% 75.7 kWh
EPA Vary
Mixed 270 mi
(434 km)
28% 211 mi
(339 km)
Metropolis 286.4 mi
(461 km)
27% 225.5 mi
(363 km)
Freeway 249.2 mi
(401 km)
28.7% 193.7 mi
(312 km)
Specs
0-60 mph 4.8 s -7.7% 5.2 s
High pace      
Peak energy 258 kW 30.3% 198 kW
EPA Vitality Consumption (together with charging losses)
Mixed 90 MPGe: 374 Wh/mi (233 Wh/km) -3.2% 93 MPGe: 362 Wh/mi (225 Wh/km)
Metropolis 96 MPGe: 351 Wh/mi (218 Wh/km) -4% 100 MPGe: 337 Wh/mi (209 Wh/km)
Freeway 84 MPGe: 401 Wh/mi (249 Wh/km) -2.3% 86 MPGe: 392 Wh/mi (244 Wh/km)
Costs
MSRP $54,700 20% $45,595
Dest. Cost +$1,100   +$1,100
Tax Credit score $7,500   $7,500
Efficient Worth $48,300 23.2% $39,195
Mannequin Base Worth Dest. Cost Tax Credit score Efficient Worth
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Choose SR RWD $42,895 +$1,100 $7,500 $36,495
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Choose SR AWD $45,595 +$1,100 $7,500 $39,195
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Premium ER RWD $52,000 +$1,100 $7,500 $45,600
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Premium ER AWD $54,700 +$1,100 $7,500 $48,300
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT ER AWD $60,500* +$1,100 $7,500 $54,100

* some information estimated