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Ford Mustang Mach-E Premium Vs. Tesla Model Y

By July 26, 2021No Comments

If you’re looking for an EV that is perfect for a small family or has enough storage to load up your friends for a weekend getaway, there are two great options on the market. The Ford Mustang Mach-E Premium and the Tesla Model Y Long Range are often compared because of their similarities, so here we break it down for you. 

The Price

The Mach-E Premium has a starting price of $47,600 and the Model Y starts at $53,900. Each car has extra customization fees as you begin to design it to fit your personality. The customization fees are discussed below. 

The Specs & Features

If you’re looking for a car with distance, the Model Y wins with 326 miles with long range. Long range comes with the basic package of the Model Y. The Mach-E has an estimated 305 mile range but when buying the vehicle, you have to upgrade to the extended range battery, RWD. The basic option with the Model Y gets you farther on one charge than the Mach-E Premium basic package. 

The fastest speed the Mach-E can go is 0-60 in 4.8 seconds. But, that comes with the extended range battery, AWD. The long range Model Y is the same speed. If you’re looking for something faster, purchase the performance version of the Model Y for 0-60 in 3.5 seconds. 

Check out more below:

Mach-E Premium  Model Y
BlueCruise 

(hands-free highway driving)

Infrared sensors that track the driver’s eye movements to ensure they’re not asleep or distracted while hands free is engaged 

Autopilot included, FSD capability +$10k

Makes sure force is applied to steering wheel constantly to keep the driver alert

Corrective steering when not in AP

FordPass App 

The driver profiles syncs with phone, health updates, works as a key for your car, pay for charging 

Tesla App 

Has the same features as the Mach-E

Total Cargo Room

64.4 cubic feet

Total Cargo Room

68 cubic feet

Top Speed 

130 mph

Top Speed 

155 mph

Weight

4,394 to 4,920 lbs

Weight

4,416 lbs

Cameras & Sensors

4 external cameras and 12 ultrasonic sensors 

Cameras & Sensors

8 external cameras, 12 ultrasonic sensors or Pure Vision if post 2021 

Customization

Car choice options:

Mach-E Premium  Model Y (Dual motor AWD) 
Standard Range (2WD)

230 miles

Long Range

326 miles

Standard Range (AWD)

+$2,700 for 211 miles

Performance

+$8,000 for 303 miles

Extended Range (2WD)

+$5,000 for 305 miles

Extended Range (AWD)

+$7,700 for 270 miles

Car color options

Mach-E Tesla
Iconic Silver Pearl White
Star White Solid Black +$1,000
Dark Gray Midnight Silver +$1,000
Shadow Black Deep Blue +$1,000
Rapid Red +$400 Red +$2,000
Space White +$600

 

You have a few interior color options when shopping. You can choose between black or light space gray with a Mach-E. For the Model Y, it comes with black interior but you can get white for an additional $1,000. Tesla also allows customization with the wheels (19” or 20”), addition of a tow-hitch, and 5 or 7 seats. The Mach-E has 19” wheels, no tow hitch and 5 seats. However, the Mach-E has the option to upgrade with an interior protection package for $270 and/or a front license plate bracket for free. 

Charging

The Mach-E comes with a Ford Mobile Charger cable. It also already has a standard EV port for J1772 and also includes a NEMA 5-15 adapter. It is encouraged to buy & install the Ford Connected Charging Station in your home for easier charging.

The Model Y comes with a Universal Mobile Connector (UMC) cable with the included standard adapters (NEMA 5-15, J1772). The provided port is specifically for Tesla chargers. The vehicle also has a map system of where and when to charge. It is encouraged to buy & install the Tesla Wall Connector in your home for easier charging. 

More charging information:

Mach-E Premium  Model Y
DC Fast Charging can provide 61 miles of range in 10 minutes A Tesla Supercharger can add up to 200 miles of range in 15 minutes, beating the Mach-E’s Combined Charging System (CCS). 

Tesla can take a lot more kilowatts which charges it faster.

There are over 13,000 DC Fast Charging locations in the US. Your FordPass app can find these locations but you can also use 3rd party apps to find more. However, Ford is actively working on more DC Fast Charging locations built by Ford, like how Tesla has its supercharger stations.  Over 1800 Supercharger locations (tesla-specific integral system) & access to others with adapters- 

Mach-E Premium & Model Y Charging Port Comparison

A Look on the Outside

A notable difference on the two cars are the location of the charging port. You can find the Model Y charging port on the back driver side while the Mach-E charging port is on the front drivers side. The door handles are also different. Instead of a regular door handle, like on the Model Y, the Mach-E has a button that opens the doors.

Similarities between the two:

Mach-E Premium  Model Y
Lights

Adaptive lighting, so it moves with you around curves 

Lights

LED fog lights, post 2021 have adaptive lights 

Mirrors

Power Folding Mirrors

Mirrors

Power Folding & Heated Mirrors

Storage 

Front trunk

4.7 cubic feet & a drainage plug

Hands-Free, Foot-Activated Liftgate

Storage 

Frunk

About 3 cubic feet

Button liftgate

Keys

Phone & app as key

Keys

Phone & app as key

Wipers

When wiper stock is moved to auto, it will use rain sensing autowipers feature 

Wipers

Automatic wiper system – no stock for it or manual way to use 

Mach-E Premium & Model Y Door Handle Comparison

A Look on the Inside

Everyone loves heated seats. Both cars have that, except the Model Y has heated seats in the back, too. When it comes to speakers, the Mach-E Premium is bringing luxury with a Bang & Olufsen 10-Speaker Sound System. The Model Y has 14 speakers, 1 subwoofer, 2 amps, and immersive sound. 

More information about the inside:

Mach-E Premium  Model Y
Seats

5 seats 

Seats

5 seats but can get 7 seats for an additional $3,000

Driver Customization

Custom driver profiles

Driver Customization

Custom driver profiles

Sunroof

Fixed tinted glass roof with ultraviolet and infrared protection

Sunroof

Fixed tinted glass roof with ultraviolet and infrared protection

Screens

15.5 inch vertical screen

Screens

15 inch horizontal screen

Updates

Over the air software updates

Updates

Over the air software updates

Phone Charging

Wireless chargers on center console

Phone Charging

Wireless chargers on center console

Music

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Music

Tesla has their own system

Shifting

Shifter dial on center console 

Shifting

Shifter on stock 

Buttons

More buttons overall – looks like a modernized mustang 

Buttons

Most things are in the touchscreen 

Storage

Center console has more open space and storage 

Storage

Sliding door in the middle console for storage

Mach-E Premium & Model Y Touchscreen Comparison