The 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E combines popular features from the past and the present in a way that makes it very desirable and gives us hope for the future of electric cars. That’s why we gave it an Editors’ Choice award. Even though it seems wrong for Ford to call a crossover EV a Mustang, it is smart marketing to pair a well-known name with a popular body style. Along with its eye-catching exterior, the Mach-E has a beautiful interior that is full of the latest technology. It also has clever ways to store things, a big back seat, and a lot of space for cargo. When you get behind the wheel of an electric Mustang, it feels quick and nimble. The fastest version can go from 0 to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds, which is faster than a Mustang Mach 1, and the versions with the most range can be expected to go more than 300 miles on a single charge. All of these things and more make the 2022 Mustang Mach-E an EV that is beyond compare.
What’s New for 2022?
The 2022 Mustang Mach-E, which won our first EV of the Year award and is now in its second model year, has a little more usable battery capacity, which should increase its real-world range. The California 1 now comes with all-wheel drive, and the steering wheel and front seats are heated as standard. In the same way, the roof of the GT model is now painted black by default. Like the Mustang pony car, the Mach-E now has a special edition that is all white. It’s called the Ice White Edition, which makes sense. This new appearance package is only available on the Premium trim level. It comes with tri-coat Star White metallic paint and Oxford White details like 19-inch wheels and exterior badges. Grabber Blue and Cyber Orange are now paint colors that can be found on more than just the GT.
Pricing and Which One to Buy
EV Motor, Power, and Performance
The 2022 Mustang Mach-E can come with either a 70 kWh battery pack with a standard range or a 91 kWh battery pack with a longer range. These power an electric motor that is attached to the back axle or both axles. This last combination makes the all-wheel drive, and on the sporty GT and GT Performance models, the two motors work together to make 480 horsepower and up to 634 pound-feet of torque. The GT Performance model we tried went from 0 to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds, but it didn’t live up to all of our hopes. Models with less power make between 266 and 346 horsepower and between 317 and 428 pound-feet of torque. The Mach-E has 18- to 20-inch wheels, and you can get it with adaptive dampers that let you change how firm the ride is. We drove a model with a longer range and all-wheel drive that was faster and easier to drive than most other crossovers. But drivers shouldn’t expect the Mach-E to be anywhere near as fun to drive as a regular Mustang. The best things about it were how quietly it worked and how smooth it rode.
Range, Charging, and Battery Life
The EPA estimates that the 2022 Mustang Mach-E can go between 211 and 305 miles on a single charge, depending on the battery pack and type of electric motor. This isn’t nearly as impressive as the longest-range Tesla models. Every model can also be charged quickly. Every Mach-E comes with a Ford mobile charger that can add up to 30 miles of range per night with a 120-volt outlet and up to 80 percent of battery life per night with a 240-volt outlet. A Ford charge station can also be ordered online and set up by certified electricians. It can add 32 miles per hour and charge the battery overnight.
Fuel Economy and Real-World MPGe
The EPA says that the top-of-the-line Mustang Mach-E with rear-wheel drive and an extended range battery can go 305 miles. The range of the all-wheel-drive version with the bigger battery is about 270 miles. But the ranges vary more depending on the model and the equipment. The Mach-E with the bigger battery that we tested on our 75-mph highway fuel-economy route, which is part of our extensive testing process, went 250 miles on a single charge. We think it will add about 8 miles of highway range based on the increased capacity for 2022. Visit the EPA’s website to learn more about the Mustang Mach-gas E’s mileage.
Interior, Comfort, and Cargo
The battery for the Mustang Mach-E is under the floor of the car, so there is more room for cargo and people. The outside of the Mach-E is a lot like the regular Mustang, but the inside is very different. It has a clean dashboard with an attractive digital gauge cluster and a big touchscreen that is mounted vertically and takes up most of the space. The center console has a floating, flip-up armrest that can be used to store a purse or other items between the front seats. There are also a lot of cool features, like customizable ambient lighting, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, wireless charging, a panoramic sunroof, and more. The front trunk is made of strong plastic that can be rinsed and drained, so you can put ice and other messy things in there. Behind the back seats, there are 29 cubic feet of space in the Mach-E, and when the back seats are folded down, there can be up to 60 cubic feet.
Infotainment and Connectivity
Ford’s next-generation SYNC infotainment system uses machine learning to fully customize each driver’s experience. Right now, it supports three driver profiles and one guest profile. The Mustang Mach-software E is run by a 15.5-inch touchscreen that is mounted vertically. This makes it easy to use the system’s many apps and features. One benefit of the system is that over-the-air updates will be sent out by Ford over time. These updates will make the system better and add new content. Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot, and a Bang & Olufsen sound system are some of the best features.
Safety and Driver-Assistance Features
There is a lot of driver-assistance technology for the 2022 Mustang Mach-E. Visit the websites of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) to find out more about how the Mach-E did in crash tests. Some important safety features are:
- Available forward-collision warning and automated emergency braking
- Available blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert
- Available lane-departure warning and lane-keeping assist
Warranty and Maintenance Coverage
Ford’s current limited warranty and powertrain warranty are good, but not amazing. We also think that the company will cover the Mach-electrical E’s parts for eight years or 100,000 miles, but this doesn’t include free maintenance.
- A limited warranty covers three years or 36,000 miles
- The powertrain warranty covers five years or 60,000 miles
- Electrical components are covered for eight years or 100,000 miles
- No complimentary scheduled maintenance
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E 4
front- and mid-motor, all-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door wagon
PRICE AS TESTED
$56,200 (base price: $46,695)
2 permanent-magnet synchronous AC; combined output, 346 hp, 428 lb-ft; 88.0-kWh lithium-ion battery pack
Brakes (F/R): 14.3-invented disc/12.4-in disc
Tires: Michelin Primacy A/S, 225/55R-19 103H M+S
Wheelbase: 117.5 in
Length: 185.6 in
Width: 74.1 in
Height: 64.0 in
Passenger volume: 104 ft3
Cargo volume: 35 ft3
Curb weight: 4856 lb
60 mph: 5.1 sec
100 mph: 13.5 sec
Rolling start, 5–60 mph: 5.2 sec
Top gear, 30–50 mph: 2.0 sec
Top gear, 50–70 mph: 2.8 sec
1/4 mile: 13.8 sec @ 101 mph
Top speed (governor limited): 114 mph
Braking, 70–0 mph: 165 ft
Road holding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 0.85 g
Standing-start accel times omit a 1-ft rolloutof 0.3 sec.
Observed: 60 MPGe
EPA FUEL ECONOMY
Combined/city/highway: 90/96/84 MPGe
Range: 270 mi
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E4X GT Performance Edition
Vehicle Type: front- and mid-motor, all-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door wagon
Base/As Tested: $66,000/$70,040
2 permanent-magnet synchronous AC; combined output, 480 hp, 634 lb-ft; 88.0-kWh liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery pack
Suspension, F/R: struts/multilink
Brakes, F/R: 15.2-invented disc/12.4-in disc
Tires: Pirelli P Zero PZ4 Elect
Wheelbase: 117.5 in
Length: 186.7 in
Width: 74.1 in
Height: 63.5 in
Passenger Volume: 106 ft3
Cargo Volume, F/R: 5/30 ft3
Curb Weight: 5001 lb
60 mph: 3.7 sec
100 mph: 12.4 sec
1/4-Mile: 12.7 sec @ 101 mph
The results above omit a 1-ft rolloutof 0.3 sec.
Rolling Start, 5–60 mph: 3.8 sec
Top Gear, 30–50 mph: 1.5 sec
Top Gear, 50–70 mph: 2.2 sec
Top Speed (gov ltd): 120 mph
Braking, 70–0 mph: 158 ft
Braking, 100–0 mph: 310 ft
Road holding, 300-ft Skidpad: 0.92 g
Observed: 65 MPGe
75-mph Highway Driving: 74 MPGe
Highway Range: 220 mi
EPA FUEL ECONOMY
Combined/City/Highway: 82/88/75 MPGe
2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E Review
The all-electric 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E handles well, picks up speed quickly, has a long-range, roomy, high-quality interior, and features that are easy to use.
Pros & Cons
- Poised ride and handling
- Quick acceleration
- Long driving range
- The spacious, posh interior
- Easy-to-use touch screen
- Subpar predicted reliability
New for 2022
- BlueCruise hands-free driving mode is now available
Rankings & Research
The 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-score E’s in the Electric SUVs category is what got it to the #3 spot. The Ford Mustang Mach-E has a score of 8.4 out of 10 right now. This is based on 23 pieces of research and data from different sources that we looked at.
Is the Ford Mustang Mach-E a Good SUV?
The 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E is a great electric SUV and one of the first cars that can compete with a Tesla. The Mach-E speeds up quickly and quietly, and a full charge gives it a range of up to 314 miles. It’s easy to drive on Main Street and fun to drive on winding roads. Inside, there’s plenty of room for passengers and cargo. This Ford also has a simple infotainment system and a lot of driver assistance features, such as BlueCruise, which lets you drive without using your hands.
Should I Buy the Ford Mustang Mach-E?
If you are looking for an electric SUV, the Ford Mustang Mach-E is worth a look. It has a good balance of performance, usefulness, and value (prices start at less than $44,000). But, this market is growing quickly, so you might want to keep your options open. Along with the Tesla Model Y, the Volkswagen ID.4, the Chevy Bolt EUV, and the Hyundai Ioniq 5 are all new electric SUVs.
2021 vs. 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E: What’s the Difference?
Ford added the BlueCruise system to the 2022 Mustang Mach-E, but other than that, the 2021 and 2022 models are very similar. BlueCruise is a mode of driving that can handle some of the steerings, accelerating, and stopping of the car on certain highways.
Here are the key changes for the Ford Mustang Mach-E over the last few years:
- 2022: BlueCruise partially automated mode now available
- 2021: launched as an all-new vehicle
If you’re considering an older model, be sure to read our 2021 Mustang Mach-E review to help make your decision. Also, check out our Best New Car Deals and Best New Car Lease Deals pages to learn about savings and discounts you can find on new vehicles.
How Much Does the Ford Mustang Mach-E Cost?
The base price for the 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E is $43,895. That’s more expensive than electric SUVs like the Volkswagen ID.4 and Kia Niro EV, but less expensive than the Tesla Model Y. For the high-performance Mach-E GT Performance, the price goes up to $67,995.
Check out the U.S. News Best Price Program to save a lot of money at a Ford dealer near you. On our Ford deals page, you can also find great offers from Ford.
Want to trade in your car or sell it? Get a cash offer right away that you can use to buy your next car.
Can I Lease the Ford Mustang Mach-E?
Yes, Ford offers lease options for the Mustang Mach-E.
How Much Does It Cost to Insure a Ford Mustang Mach-E?
How much it costs to insure a Ford Mustang Mach-E depends on several things, such as your deductible, the amount of coverage you want, and the type of insurance you choose. Your insurance rates can also be affected by your age, gender, where you live, credit score, and driving record. Check out our guide to car insurance to find the right plan for you.
Ford Mustang Mach-E Versus the Competition
Ford Mustang Mach-E vs. Tesla Model Y
The Tesla Model Y is better than the Mustang Mach-E in a few ways. The Model Y has a longer range (up to 330 miles) and faster-charging speeds. It can also use Tesla’s large network of Superchargers. This makes it easier to drive a long distance in an EV. With the optional third row, the Model Y can fit up to seven people, but it’s tight. The Tesla is also rated to pull a trailer. Both are things the Mach-E can’t do.
But Tesla hasn’t won the whole thing. The starting price of the Mach-E is about $15,000 less than that of the Model Y, and it has a better interior and a touch screen that is easier to use. Both are good choices, and the one that’s right for you may depend on how much it costs or how much you like it.
Ford Mustang Mach-E vs. Volkswagen ID.4
Many of the best parts of the Mach-E are also in the Volkswagen ID.4. It’s quick but easy to drive, has a roomy interior for people and things, and comes with a lot of safety features as standard. The main benefit of the ID.4 is that it costs around $3,135 less than the basic Mach-E. Still, the Ford is the better car all around. It has a nicer interior, a simpler infotainment system, and 45 more miles of range in its most fuel-efficient setting. The Mach-E also goes much faster than the VW it competes with. It’s the better choice, in our opinion.
The Final Call
The 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E is the best electric SUV that isn’t a Tesla, and that’s not a small compliment. The Mach-E has a long-range of electric power alone, quick acceleration, and smooth handling. It also has a roomy, high-end interior, a sleek infotainment system, and a lot of active safety features. The Mach-only E’s problem is that it has a below-average predicted reliability score.