Ford’s Electric Pony: The 2021 Mustang Mach-E
Take the New Mustang for Sale for a Spin at Zeck Ford Near Kansas City
Ford’s iconic pony car has changed a lot over the past 50 years – and expect the 2021 Mustang Mach-E to be one of the biggest of those changes.
Unlike its predecessors and siblings in the Mustang lineup, the Mach-E – the E stands for electric – is a four-door crossover that seats five. It’s not necessarily a brand-new idea. Over the course of the Mustang’s life, Ford Motor Company toyed with variations on American muscle. This is just the first time they’ve actually carried one out and offered it for sale to the public.
But don’t worry. If it’s a true American pony car you’re looking for, you can still find it in the Mustang. The Mach-E is meant to bring the traits of the Mustang that fans have coveted for years to a brand-new audience, and you can get yours at Zeck Ford in Leavenworth, Kansas.
Mustang Mach-E Styling
The new electric Mustang crossover hatchback is larger and taller than its brethren, but even ‘Stang purists will see elements of the design that harken back to the early 60s and the first Mustang:
- The front fascia is reminiscent of the shark nose
- A solid sculpting evokes the feel of the original grille
- Three slots in the headlamp buckets can be seen in the signature lighting
- Classic-style tri-bar tail lights are obviously similar to the original.
- Incorporation of the fastback profile, particularly where the side glass sweeps down to the rear.
- Front fender arches evoke classic Mustang design.
Mustang lovers will see a big difference in the wheelbase, which was stretched to 117 inches. A raised hoodline and more headroom inside, plus higher riding, make the Mach-E more accessible to folks for which the standard Mustang seems an outrageous reach of excess.
Underneath the 2021 Mustang Mach-E
The first to be built on Ford’s EV platform, the Mustang Mach-E chassis holds the lithium ion battery pack with frame rails providing protection against side intrusion. A strut-style suspension sits at the front corners with a multi-link setup in the rear. Yes, there’s a GT version of the Mach-E, and it’ll get Magneride dampers.
Under the hood, the engine provides a 230-mile projected range, according to the EPA. An extended range model could reach up to 300 miles on a single charge, although a larger, heavier battery pack is the exchange for this capability.
The liquid-cooled battery pack is made up of standardized modules filled with lithium ion pouch cells. This allows your local Ford dealer to service the battery by replacing individual modules, rather than the entire battery pack.
Mach-E shoppers can choose from three oil-cooled engine variants.
- Base: 281-horsepower rear motor and rear drive (210kW)
- Mid-Level: 332-horsepower and 471 lb-ft of torque, with the addition of a smaller front motor (50-kW)
- Top-End: The same larger motor at both ends, with a total combined output of 459 horsepower and 612 lb-ft of torque (due to power output limits on the battery and power electronics configuration). This Mach-E GT has nearly the same peak torque as the new Shelby GT500.
A whopping 15.5-inch touchscreen display runs Ford’s SYNC 4 infotainment system. It also boasts a simplified dashboard, hinting at the classic Mustang dual brow and an instrument cluster that’s actually a wide-screen LCD display above the steering column.
Mach-E owners will receive updates that improve or add functionality automatically, whereas today, owners usually have to visit a Ford dealer for a software upgrade on their infotainment system.
Also available is the first hands-free driver assist functionality available in a Ford on the Premium or GT trim levels.
The Passenger Experience
Adults can actually enjoy riding in the backseat of this Mustang, and the flat floor means there’s no interference with legroom, even in the middle seat. A spacious 29 cubic feet of cargo room behind the seats, plus a 4.8 cubic-foot front truck makes the Mach-E useful for hauling gear; the front trunk is even deep enough for carrying groceries.
But what about that V8 sound? Well, Ford thought of everything. You can choose from three ambient sound settings in the cabin of your vehicle, including whisper mode, which isn’t completely silent, but feels relaxing. The loudest, unbridled mode, gives off an aggressive rumble.
How Much Does a Mach-E Mustang Cost?
This high-tech ride, plus the pony car badge come with a comparable price tag. Expect pricing to fall between the upper $40k and mid $60k range. The good news is that Ford still has federal tax credits for plug-in vehicles, which buyers will benefit from on their 2021 returns, making it more affordable.
At this price point, you’re probably asking, “Why not just buy a Tesla?” Well, because with a Tesla, you don’t get a classic American pony car. And that’s absolutely worth something.
Find the New Mustang for Sale at Your Local Ford Dealership
The Mustang Mach-E joins the ranks of new Fords for sale in Leavenworth, Kansas at Zeck Ford this year, where you’ll find used cars for sale, too.
If you’re looking to get into a Mach-E, hurry in to learn how you can get one parked in your driveway without having to haggle over the sales price or deal with pushy salespeople. That’s the Zecksperience promise – and one that sets us apart from other new Ford dealerships in the Kansas City area.
What are you waiting for? Visit us on S. 4th Street in Leavenworth, and snag a piece of American muscle history for yourself.