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posted on March 10, 2021

Meet Ford’s new crossover EV

Yes, the new Ford Mustang Mach-E is here, finally turning the iconic pony car into an electric family crossover. Some die-hard fans may be upset at this perceived perversion of the Mustang name, but it’s a sign of Ford’s bet on the future, and it’s been one of the most hotly anticipated models of the past few years. And now, the 2021 Mustang Mach-E is available on Turo!

Ryan’s 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E (San Francisco, CA)

The first question with any EV is: what’s the range? With the extended range battery pack and rear-wheel drive, this crossover maxes out at 305 miles on a single charge, and down to 200 miles for the lower trims. So the Mach-E doesn’t quite go as far as the big-battery Teslas, but it figures to be a serious competitor for the Model Y. It seems Ford has bestowed the Mustang name upon the Mach-E in order to give it the best shot at success — Mustang is one of Ford’s strongest brands, and you need to swing hard if you’re going up against Tesla.

Ryan’s 2021 Mustang Mach-E is one of the first listed on Turo, and it’s a good’un. In premium trim with the Extended Range battery and all-wheel drive, this Mustang should reach a max range of 270 miles, which is perfectly healthy for a new EV today.

Noticeable Mustang styling cues like the three-bar tail lights help the Mach-E stand out from today’s sea of similarly shaped crossovers. It’s also remarkably futuristic for Ford — the Mach-E doesn’t have door handles. Instead, you push buttons that pop the doors open. Owners can even use the app to lock and unlock the doors, and roll down the windows, from outside the car.

Besides the galloping pony logo, there’s not much inside that the Mach-E shares with the more familiar Mustang sports car. Like a Tesla, the interior is dominated by a huge vertical touchscreen, with an additional screen behind the steering wheel for the digital gauge cluster. It’s a simple but sleek design, with slick modern features like ambient lighting available to set the mood.

The Mach-E is very quick — much quicker than most drivers will ever need it to be, but as quick as it needs to be to compete with Tesla. The range-topping GT Performance model makes 480 horsepower from two motors, accelerating from zero to 60 in 3.5 seconds. So in a straight line, this electric crossover from Ford would smoke Ferraris made just 15 years ago! But what’s important is real-world usability, and most who’ve already gotten a shot at driving the Mach-E report smooth and quiet operation on the road.

If you’re in the market for an EV, should you opt for this newest Mustang, a Tesla, or something else? With a bevy of electric options available these days, the competition is heating up quickly. With the new Ford Mustang Mach-E in the mix, drivers have more solid choices than ever, so give Ryan’s Mustang Mach-E a test drive if you’re in the Bay Area, or look for a Mach-E near you!


Steven is an avid car guy and content maker at Turo. Between Golden State Warriors games he can be found getting lost somewhere in California.