Choosing between the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach E and Tesla Model Y isn’t going to be easy. Both crossover EVs deliver everything you want in an all-electric daily driver, making your emissions-free drive a very luxurious experience. But our comparison guide is here to help you drive home in the better option.
Classy Cabin: It’s a Tie!
When you’re cruising in the all-new 2021 Mustang Mach E, luxury is the point. Ford’s all-electric crossover puts an emphasis on space, comfort, and high-end style. In addition to high-quality cabin materials and supportive seating, you also get a cabin full of tech goodies, including the new Sync 4 infotainment system with a huge 15.1-inch touch screen. If you want, you can also add a Tesla-like panoramic glass roof to your Mustang Mach E.
The Tesla Model Y has been around for a few years now, so you’ve probably already heard about its classy interior. Like the Mustang Mach E, Tesla’s small crossover feels as good as it looks. Its infotainment system also comes with a 15-inch touch screen, and the panoramic glass roof comes standard on every trim level.
Pure Power: 2021 Ford Mustang Mach E
Here, the Mustang Mach E has a solid advantage over the Model Y. Each of the model’s five trim levels offers a slightly different power rating, but all are designed to deliver a sporty performance. The most impressive of the bunch, the Mustang Mach E GT, delivers stunning speed, with the equivalent of up to 480 horsepower and 634 pound-feet of torque.
The Tesla Model Y is also known for its quick performance. But can’t match the GT’s athleticism. In its speediest form, the Performance trim, you get 456 horses and 497 pound-feet of torque.
Total Range: 2021 Tesla Model Y
When you’re shopping for an all-electric crossover, battery range matters. Here, the Model Y ekes out a win. Its Long Range trim model travels the furthest, thanks to its 326-mile battery range.
The Mustang Mach E will get you almost as far, however. The California Route 1 can travel up to 300 miles on one battery charge. Like the Tesla Model Y, the Mustang Mach E comes with a ton of tech features designed to help you find the nearest charger. When your battery is dwindling, it’s always easy to get a battery boost.
Wow Factor: 2021 Ford Mustang Mach E
As an all-new model that takes its all-American styling cues from the Ford Mustang, the Mustang Mach E is unlike any other crossover on the road. And not only does it treat fans of the brand to family-friendly seating and an emissions-free performance, but its trademark Mustang tri-bar taillights and distinctive front end bring on a wave of nostalgia.
Tesla might call California home, but the automaker hasn’t been around long enough to really tug at your heartstrings. You’ll immediately recognize the Model Y as a Tesla, however, because it has the brand’s signature headlights and beautiful flowing lines.
In the end, the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach E has completely won us over. Ford’s all-new crossover EV is the total package — smart, elegant, and speedy.