Fords recently announced (not yet available) Mach-E Mustang “SUV” looks pretty slick, and as a Model-X owner I immediately wanted to see the heads up comparison. Oddly, while there are lots of comparisons to other electric SUV offerings, the Model Y and the Model 3, I couldn’t find any comparisons between this future release from Ford and the current king of the Electric SUV, the Model X in the top few pages of google results.

There are a number of other differences that can be detailed, charge times, maintenance, dealership structure, etc.. but the other comparisons get to those points. I think the meat of the matter is that Tesla Model X is 50% more SUV for 50% more $$. The reason perhaps then that one would compare to a Model 3, is that in terms of price, performance, range, and seating the new Mustang seems to be a much closer lineup with Tesla’s Model 3 (Same stats, better price) or their announced SUV Crossover Model Y, which appears to be better stats at the same price.

Begging the question, what claim does the Mach-E have to being an SUV at all? Can it tow (not clear, but the Model-X tows 5000lbs). Does having a higher ceiling make a car an SUV? AWD options are the same among all the EV competitors. So this isn’t clear. Happy to see more EV on the road, but if you are looking for what an SUV can provide, look at the Model X or keep waiting.

The Mach-E is a nice looking and well priced option for Electric Vehicles, but if it wants to be seen as an SUV it has some growing up to do.

Kevin Lohman, Software Engineer, Father, Story Teller, and former US Navy Sailor (who never set foot on a ship)

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