Test Drive of the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E All Electric SUV
Thursday on KFYO Mornings with Dave King and Matt Martin, The Car Pro Jerry Reynolds joined Dave and Matt to talk about his test drive of the week, how it compares to similar cars, a team up between Fiat Chrysler and GrubHub, as well as other auto industry news.
This week, The Car Pro was test driving the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E, Ford's new all electric SUV. Reynolds admitted this was a car that he just wanted to get over with, since he is not a big fan of electric cars. However, Jerry ended up saying that the car is spectacular, with the only thing he wasn't sure about was the fact that they called it a Mustang. Despite this, the Mach-E has many Mustang like qualities, it drives well, handles well, and is very quiet inside. The version that Jerry drove has about a 230 mile range on the battery, but can be extended to 300 miles with an alternate battery. The car also has an amazing performance, and can go from 0-60 mph in about 5 seconds. The controls of the vehicle are all located on a 15.5 inch touch screen that operates just about everything. Jerry said that it is the simplest touch screen he's ever seen, and that everything is laid out perfectly. Overall, Jerry really was impressed with this car, saying,
We all know electrics are coming, and if this is any indication...This is Ford's firs try at it. They did a heck of a good job.
Jerry did compare this car to similar models on the market right now, like those from Tesla, such as the Tesla Model Y. However, this car places essential info like your current speed on the dash, where things like the Model Y has it is on the centralized screen, which Jerry says could be a deal killer for the Model Y for people who want to keep their eyes on the road. The Mach-E has a window sticker price of $48,500, which is non negotiable, and can be ordered directly from Ford.
Reynolds also talked about stories on his website carprousa.com, including a story on the North American car, truck, and SUV of the year, a story on the 25 best selling cars and trucks in America in 2020, and a story on a team up between Fiat Chrysler and GrubHub that would allow you to order food from GrubHub from your actual car.