Concerning the Mach-E
The Mustang Mach-E is one in every of two electrical autos (EVs) Ford sells immediately (the F-150 Lightning electrical pickup is the opposite). It’s not Ford’s first electrical automobile, however it’s the first of a brand new technology the corporate sees as key to its future.
It makes use of the Mustang identify and borrows some styling from the present Mustang, however the Mach-E is not any muscle automobile. It’s a 2-row midsize SUV with sporty intentions. Base fashions speed up shortly for such an enormous automobile. Excessive-performance GT fashions get from 0 to 60 mph in a startling 3.5 seconds.
Our take a look at drivers discovered the journey slightly stiff, however that fits its sporty character. The Mach-E is sweet for as much as 314 miles of vary relying on trim and choices, however our take a look at drivers discovered charging a bit sluggish.
Consumers in a Lengthy Line
The most important drawback with the Mach-E has been discovering one. Ford offered out of the 2022 version months in the past.
Which may be partly a strategic resolution. Ford leaders have been publicly discussing shifting towards a custom-order mannequin the place each purchaser orders the automobile they need earlier than the manufacturing facility builds it.
Or it might merely be occurring as a result of Ford underestimated demand. The corporate has reportedly delayed plans for the electrical Ford Explorer and Lincoln Aviator SUVs to focus manufacturing facility sources on constructing extra Mach-E fashions.
There may be nonetheless a queue of consumers who haven’t obtained their 2022 Mach-E. Ford says these consumers will obtain a “non-public provide” to transform their orders to 2023. We don’t know whether or not they’ll be requested to pay 2022 costs, 2023 costs, or one thing in between.
Adjustments for 2023
Ford has made few adjustments for the brand new mannequin 12 months. Ford says battery vary is up 13 miles on Premium fashions with the extended-range battery and the all-wheel-drive system the corporate calls “eAWD.” Ford’s Co-Pilot360 suite of driver aids is now normal on all trim ranges. Choose trim ranges get a 90-day trial of Ford’s BlueCruise hands-free driving system.
Excessive demand, although, means an automaker can elevate costs. Ford is about to open orders for the 2023 Mach-E subsequent Tuesday. Relying on trim stage, the adjustments differ from $3,000 to greater than $8,000.
2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E Pricing:
Ford has additionally elevated its supply charges — one thing we’ve seen so much just lately as gas costs have gone up. Each Mach-E now requires a $1,300 vacation spot price, $200 greater than final 12 months. Listed here are Ford’s introduced producer’s prompt retail worth (MSRP) for the 2023 Mach-E electrical SUV.
|Trim Degree||MSRP||Improve from 2022|
|Choose RWD Normal Vary||$46,895||$3,000|
|Choose eAWD Normal Vary||$49,595||$3,000|
|Premium RWD Normal Vary||$54,975||$5,875|
|Premium eAWD Normal Vary||$57,675||$5,875|
|California Route 1 eAWD Prolonged Vary||$63,575||$8,300|
|GT Prolonged Vary||$69,895||$7,900|