Mustang Mach-E vs Gas Mustang
With the introduction of Ford Mustang’s Mach-E coming in 2021, many are left wondering how it may compare not only to other electric vehicles in its class but to gas-powered options as well. Even though the Mach-E is inspired by the original Ford Mustang, the two models share few similarities besides the iconic long hood and headlights.
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With the introduction of the all-electric Ford Mustang Mach-E, many Mustang enthusiasts are interested in the differences between the Mach-E and the original Gas Mustang. The resources below will help answer common questions.
Differences Between the Electric Ford Mustang Mach-E and The Gas Mustang
The main difference between the two cars is the fact that the original Ford Mustang was designed as a sports car, not a commuting vehicle. The Mach-E is much more spacious and allows for more comfort during long car rides with multiple people. Needless to say, this is not one of the perks of driving the original Mustang.
Is the Ford Mustang Mach-E More Expensive Than a Normal Mustang?
The Ford Mustang Mach-E will be sold later on in 2020 at a starting price of $43,895 for the Select model. This version of the vehicle has an EPA-estimated range of 230 miles and a targeted 0-60 of just over 5 seconds. Pricing for the most expensive GT model goes all the way up to $60,500. However, there is a Federal Electric Drive Motor tax credit available to buyers of electric vehicles which puts $7,500 back in your pocket. This is something to consider when comparing prices to other models that use gas.
The 2020 Ford Mustang is now available on the market for $26,670. This price is for the base model which has horsepower ranging from 310 to 480 and miles per gallon of 21 city and 32 highway. The convertible model is also available with a base price of $32,170. The tax credit is obviously not available for this model, as it runs on gas and not electricity.
Electric Mustang Mach E vs. Gas Mustang Performance
The Mach-E comes with either a standard or an extended range battery pack. The standard being 75.7 kWh and the extended range 98.8 kWh. The extended range is required for all wheel drive which allows some models to reach 0-60 in less than four seconds.
The most powerful GT model comes with 459 horsepower and 612 lb-ft of torque while the models on the lower end reach a horsepower of 255 with torque of 306. While we won’t know exactly how the car feels until we get our hands on it, these are some promising specs for now.
The Ford Mustang comes in a standard version as well as the upgraded GT that offers more horsepower and overall torque. The standard has horsepower of 310 and torque of 350 lb-ft coming from a four cylinder 2.3 liter turbocharged engine. The GT version bumps up the horsepower and torque to 460 and 420 lb-ft respectively with a 5.0 liter V8 engine.
Higher end models of the Mustang are also available if you want even more power. These options include the GT350 and the GT500.
Mustang Mach-E vs. Gas Mustang Interior Features
The interior of the new Mustang Mach E is much different from the original Mustang. The original was built with performance in mind, so the inside is the opposite of spacious and only comfortable enough to satisfy the customer. The Mach E, however, is much more focused on having a wide-open interior and was designed as a commuter, not a sports car.
The Mach E’s dashboard includes a 15.5 inch touch screen that displays the information/entertainment system. There is also a second 10.2-inch display behind the steering wheel instead of the classic instrument cluster. It is obvious that the design of the Mach E was much more focused on tech than the original Mustang.
It goes without saying that the Mach E also has much more storage space, as there is a back trunk as well as a front trunk that can double as a cooler if need be. The original Mustang has a total storage space of 13.5 cubic feet, while the Mach E has a whopping 59.6 cubic feet with the back seats folded down.
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