2021 Mustang Mach-E California Route 1 Takes The Crown of Highest Range Model in the Lineup
- on February 17, 2021
- Categories: Car Reviews
The 2021 Mustang Mach-E California Route 1 takes the top spot in the highest range column of the electric crossover lineup with an EPA-suggestive range of 305 miles. Comparing it to the other Mustang Mach-E variants boasting an 88.0-kWh extended-range battery, these are five miles extra. On the other hand, analyzing the $50,900 California Route 1 with the $51,190 Tesla Model Y Long Range, the Prancing Horses’ offering falls 21 miles short.
It is worth noting that the Model Y Long Range comes equipped with an all-wheel-drive. However, Tesla now also offers a Standard Range rear-wheel-drive variant with an EPA-suggestive range of 244 miles on a single charge.
Alternatively, the Mustang Mach-E California Route 1 comes standard with rear-wheel drive. The all-wheel-drive models deliver lower range due to the automaker's secondary drive unit.
Ford has fitted an 88.0-kWh battery pack in the California Route 1 that sends power to a permanent-magnet synchronous electric motor on the rear axle. The peak output it generates is 290 horsepower and 317 lb-ft of torque with a 0 to 60 mph time of 6.1 seconds.
Matching the Mustang Mach-E California Route 1 with the rear-wheel-drive Extended Range model offering a 300-mile EPA-estimated range, the former is lighter, and it gives room to enhance the vehicle’s aerodynamics. Customers can install a pair of 18-inch wheels with black aero covers sporting Michelin all-season rubber.
As for the price, the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E rear-wheel-drive Select variant costs $43,995 and delivers an EPA-expected range of 230 miles. The California Route 1 takes a giant leap and starts at $50,900.