Mustang Mach-E vs Tesla Model Y

The Mustang Mach-E Vs Tesla Model Y: Which EV is Right For Your Jersey City Lifestyle?

As the world hurtles toward an all-electric automotive future, two models stand out as having the upper hand when it comes to both popularity and overall appeal. The new Ford Mustang Mach-E is the first EV from the legendary automaker, while the Tesla Model Y comes from one of the newest manufacturers in the game. Still, pitting these two head-to-head offers some interesting results, and Stevens Jersey City Ford is here to help Newark and Elizabeth, NJ drivers make the right decision.

Range & Performance

Perhaps the biggest question anyone has when discussing electric vehicles is how long you'll have to go in between charges. While range anxiety was certainly an issue even a few years ago, both the Mustang Mach-E and Tesla Model Y break the 300-mile mark when it comes to overall range. The Model Y Performance model does dip to 280 miles of range, but no matter how you look at it the two go toe-to-toe on range, so you'll have no issues with either the Ford or the Tesla. That said, the Mustang Mach-E will come equipped with Intelligent Range technology, that reads your driving habits and upcoming navigation information to tell you exactly how much range to expect on each trip, and it even helps find charging stations near your route so you know where to pull off when you need to plug in.

The 2021 Mustang Mach-E comes with a variety of performance options, including the top-spec 98.8 kWh pack that offers you 480 horsepower and 634 pound-feet of torque that will take you from zero to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds, matching the Tesla Model Y Performance. You can also choose between all-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive Mustang Mach-E models depending on the driving characteristics you want, while the Model Y is only available with all-wheel drive.

Driver Assist Tech

While it is important to note here that the Tesla autonomous driving system is not an actual 'autopilot', despite it's name, the Ford Active Drive Assist function goes further to ensure safe measures are taken while driving. An infrared camera ensures that you are not just in the driver's seat, but actively paying attention to the road ahead to take control should any of these autonomous systems fail to react to a hazard, road marking, or other unique situation. That said, both vehicles are equipped with forward collision alert, automatic emergency braking, blind spot monitoring, and a rear view camera system to help you manage traffic and the world around you.

Interior and Storage

While all appearances are subjective, there is no doubt that the new Mustang Mach-E presents a more refined overall cabin feel than the Tesla Model Y. The Model Y is devoid of any visual interest, contour, or character, with a flat dash and centrally-mounted infotainment display summing up the entirety of the design. The Mustang Mach-E offers a tiered dash design with contours, inlays, and trim pieces that offer a much more luxurious, up-scale feel, and that quality is something you will appreciate every time you go for a drive.

With 60 cubic feet in the back and a 4.8 cubic-foot front-trunk, the Ford Mustang Mach-E gives you plenty of space for your stuff. The front trunk even includes a drain, allowing you to use it as a cooler for the ultimate in portable tailgate (trunkgate?) experiences. And while the Model Y does offer 66.6 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats folded, the awkward angle of the rear hatch makes it difficult to load large items into.

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