Tesla Model Y Or Ford Mustang Mach-E: Which Has More Bang For Your Buck?

Given all of this, we are going to be limiting this review to comparing the Premium EAWD Mustang Mach-E, with its long-range battery, versus the long-range Model Y, and also comparing the Performance Mustang Mach-E GT EAWD against the Performance Model Y.

Tesla Model Y
Tesla Model Y

Considering the Model Y Long Range from Tesla is only $54,990 when equipped the same way, and has recently seen its price fall, this makes the $62,495 of the Mach-E look especially expensive.

Equipped with a battery that produces 82kWh, the Long Range offers EPA-estimated range of 318 miles, a bit longer than the Mach-Eas. The Teslaas standard equipment is slightly better, with 20-inch wheels standard; note, though, that Teslaas, unlike the Fordas, does not come standard with any sort of home charging gear.

Fordas special Home Charge Station is able to add 28 miles to the range each hour that you plug in. On the charging front, both the Ford Mustang Mach-E and the Tesla Model Y deliver maximum charging speeds of 150kW using Level 3 DC Fast Chargers, about the average for current EVs, but nowhere near as fast as a car with a faster charging system, such as the Hyundaias Ioniq 5, which in theory can charge up to double that fast.

With about 250 miles range, the Ford Mustang Mach-E is fairly close to the Model Y (which comes in versions with comparable, or a bit more, range), but just cannot match Teslaas supercharger network. Just like the lesser-performing versions of both the Mach-E and the Tesla Model Y, the Ford feels that it does not deliver enough performance to offset the increased costs of the Ford. That is, the Ford is tamer and composed, and better controlled with wheel and body movement.

The Tesla is by no means shabby or an underhand driver–quite the contrary–it is just that the Ford is slightly ahead in those areas. When you hit the brakes, the Mach-E performs better, too, if just barely. From 60 miles per hour, the Mach-E GT needs only 105 feet, whereas the Tesla Model Y needs 113 feet. These numbers may be close, but they could make a significant difference.

That said, the Ford is more settled and composed, with better control of its wheel and body motions.The Tesla is by no means unrefined or a poor handler — quite the opposite — it is just that the Ford is slightly ahead in these areas.

Get on the brakes, the Mach-E also performs better, if only just.From 60 mph, the Mach-E GT uses only 105 feet while the Tesla Model Y needs 113 feet.Those numbers might be close, but in real life they can make a big difference.Shares of Ford are off 2.75 seconds compared with Teslas 3.75 seconds.

This includes cars that 1) are a hybrid/electric, 2) are crossover/SUVs with sufficient cargo space for commuting, 3) offer modern tech packages and digital device integration, 4) have good audio systems, 5) maintain a high resale value, 6) are well-respected by drivers, 7) are not being aggressively vilified by its manufacturer, and 8) are not a Tesla. Let us take a look at the Mercedes EQS, the Porsche Cayenne, and the Ford Mustang Mach E. Each one checks off the features mentioned above.

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