2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E Review

The 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E is a handsome and sporty all-electric luxury SUV. While it’s not mechanically related to the standard Ford Mustang, it draws plenty of influence from Ford’s icon’s design and feels.

It’s not the fastest EV around, and others offer more range (though the Mach-E’s real-world range is better than advertised). But we think it offers a great combination of both performance and range, especially when you add in the well-appointed cabin and excellent in-car tech.

By 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E usable battery capacity has gone up slightly across most trims. That, in turn, has slightly boosted the Mach-E’s range. For example, last year’s California Route 1 model with rear-wheel drive had an EPA-estimated range of 305 miles on a full charge.

For 2022, that’s up to 314 miles. In other notable changes this year, all-wheel drive is newly available on the California edition, and an Ice White Appearance package will suit those who like a triple-white color motif.

  • Slightly more range on most models
  • California Route 1 trim now available in AWD
  • Ice White Appearance package is newly available
  • First Edition package is no longer available
  • Part of the first Mustang Mach-E generation for 2021

How much does the 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E cost?

The 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E starts at $43,995 for a Select model with rear-wheel drive and the Standard Range battery. It comes standard with the 10.2- and 15.5-inch screens, navigation, LED headlights with automatic high beams, wireless smartphone charging, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, satellite radio, and 18-inch alloy wheels.

A second motor to add an all-wheel-drive costs $2,700. Buyers have to move up to the $49,200 Premium model to get the Extended Range battery, another $5,000.  At the top of the lineup, the Mustang Mach-E GT costs $61,095, and the GT Performance Edition adds another $5,000. Every Mach-E is eligible for the $7,500 federal EV tax credit.

 

2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E Trims & Features

There are five trims available for the 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E. The base model is called the Select. While the Select starts with 18-inch wheels, larger 19-inch wheels come with the higher-end models.

A keyless ignition system is standard with this Mustang, and it also has a smartphone keyless entry mechanism. The driver’s seat is power-adjustable, and the seats are made out of comfortable simulated leather. A digital instrument panel is standard, and you’ll also get a 15.5-inch touchscreen.

The infotainment system includes wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay pairing. Navigation is also standard, and you can open and control the car using a smartphone app. The Select also comes with a portable 120V or 240V cable for charging on the road.

Next up, the California Route 1 trim adds a fixed-glass roof, black exterior accents, and black wheels. Automated parking is also included, and the trim has a panoramic camera. With the Premium comes a switch to 19-inch wheels.

The Premium adds a hands-free liftgate, too. Its front windows are designed to reduce excess noise, and the front passenger’s seat is also power-adjustable. Also, more cold weather comforts include a heated steering wheel and heated front seats.

Ambient cabin lighting and a 10-speaker sound system are other highlights. The First Edition has contrast stitching and painted brake calipers. The GT adds 20-inch wheels, a black grille, and sportier front seats. The Performance Edition has custom upholstery and adaptive suspension dampers.

What are the 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E interior and in-car technology like?

There’s nothing remotely Mustangy about the interior apart from the horse on the wheel, which is just fine. Material quality is far better than expected, compared to either the regular Mustang or Ford’s recent disappointing efforts in the Escape and Explorer.

Plastics are of higher quality, and the dash and doors are mostly covered in a padded, leather-like surface that’s similar to what you’d find in a Lincoln. The ActiveX fake leather sure looks and feels like the real stuff, and the upper trims step things up further with a classy gray cloth trim across the dash.

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That jumbo 15.5-inch vertically oriented touchscreen is one of the best examples of this growing trend. Rather than stuffing as much as possible on the screen, it makes good use of the extra real estate by making buttons and displays more prominent and more easily read at a glance.

Having a separate instrument cluster is also appreciated, which is absolutely a reference to Tesla. We go into Mach-E’s touchscreen more thoroughly in this infotainment review.

What are the2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E battery capacity, range, and performance specs?

With its two available battery packs and the option of front motors that increase traction and output, the Mach-E’s specs can be a little confusing. Nevertheless, let’s try and break things down.

The Mach-E gains a more usable range for 2022. The Standard Range battery pack now has a usable capacity of 71 kilowatt-hours. With it, the Mach-E produces 266 horsepower regardless of drivetrain.

It produces 317 pound-feet of torque and hits 60 mph in 5.8 seconds with rear-wheel drive, and with the second motor added for all-wheel drive, it produces 428 lb-ft and hits 60 mph in 5.2 seconds.

Official range estimates were not available at the time of this writing. Still, given the additional usable battery capacity, we expect it to gain 5-10 miles over last year’s estimates of 230 miles (RWD) and 211 miles (AWD).

The available “Extended Range” battery pack, which comes standard on the GT, now holds 91 kWh for 2022. The rear-wheel-drive results in 290 hp, 317 lb-ft of torque, and a slower 0-60 time of 6.1 seconds (all those extra batteries add weight).

With all-wheel drive, output increases to 346 hp and 428 lb-ft, and the 0-60 time falls to 4.8 seconds. Again, we expect the extra battery capacity to add 5-10 miles to the 2021 figures of 300 miles (RWD) and 270 miles (AWD). Note, however, that we’ve found that the Mach-E with this battery is capable of easily exceeding its estimates.

Finally, there’s the Mustang Mach-E GT. It has the Extended Range battery, but more powerful motors (especially the one upfront) results in an increased output of 480 hp and 600 lb-ft of torque. It’ll hit 60 mph in 3.8 seconds.

The GT Performance also bumps torque up a bit to 634 lb-ft and, with the further help of stickier summer tires, slashes the 0-60 time to 3.5 seconds. The range should be 5-10 better than last year’s estimates of 270 miles (GT) and 260 miles (GT Performance).

Safety and Driver-Assistance Features of 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E 

The2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E is available with a wide array of driver-assistance technology. For more information about Mach-E’s crash-test results, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) websites. Key safety features include:

  • 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 of 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E 

Ford’s current limited and powertrain warranty are competitive, albeit unspectacular. We also expect the company to cover Mach-E’s electrical components for eight years or 100,000 miles, but complimentary maintenance isn’t included.

  • The limited warranty covers three years or 36,000 miles
  • Powertrain warranty covers five years or 60,000 miles
  • Electrical components are covered for eight years or 100,000 miles
  • No complimentary scheduled maintenance

Test Drive the 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E

Do you want to experience this all-electric version of the Mustang for yourself? Our friends and neighbors from West Point, King William, and Williamsburg, VA, can come on down to West Point Ford for first looks and a test drive of the 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E.

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