Crash tests for the Mustang EV yield impressive results. While the NHTSA hasn't done a comprehensive review of the Ford Mach-E, it scored full marks in side crash and rollover tests. From the IIHS, the Mach-E scores top marks in all evaluations, barring base headlights, which aren't that great. Still, results were good enough to earn it a Top Safety Pick award in 2022 - but only for Premium and GT models with the LED projector headlamps.
NHTSA safety ratings are not available at this time.
Ford has been generous with the Mustang Mach-E's safety specification. The base Select comes with the comprehensive Ford Co-Pilot360 suite that combines auto high-beam headlamps, blind-spot monitoring with cross-traffic alert, lane-keep alert with a lane-keeping aid, driver alert, pre-collision assist with automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, forward collision warning, a rearview camera, rear parking sensors, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and reverse brake assist. As if that's not enough, the Mach-E also has intelligent adaptive cruise control with Stop and Go, lane centering assist, and speed sign recognition. Other advanced driver aids include evasive steering assist and intersection assist.
The Premium and California Route 1 get a 360-degree camera system and BlueCruise hands-free driving system and active park assist. All models come with nine airbags. These are made up of dual front, driver's knee, front side, rear side, and side curtain airbags.
|Ford Mustang Mach-E Trims||Select||Premium||California Route 1||GT|
|Rear Parking Aid||S||S||S||S|
|Blind Spot Monitor||S||S||S||S|
|Lane Departure Warning||S||S||S||S|
|Lane Keeping Assist||S||S||S||S|
|Tire Pressure Monitor||S||S||S||S|
Like most cars, the Mustang Mach-E had a few teething problems. The first recall was for loose subframe bolts, followed by inadequate panoramic roof glass panel bonding a few months later. Ford also issued a recall for inadequate front windshield bonding on the same day. Other recalls for 2021 models included improperly attached rear seat belt buckles, high voltage battery contactor overheating issues, and a software error that could lead to unintended acceleration. The 2022 Mustang Mach-E faced three recalls for the same rear seat belt issue and battery contactor problems, as well as a rear axle half-shaft that may break under load. No recalls were noted for 2023 at the time of writing.
The Mach-E's J.D. Power Survey results were not favorable in 2022, however, and there are no results for 2023 just yet. With an overall score of 73 out of 100, it placed eighth in the compact SUV segment. That's well below its more traditional ICE rivals. Owners rated the driving experience highly, but it scored a disappointing 60 out of 100 in the quality and reliability department.
All Mach-E models in the US ship as standard with a three-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty and an industry-standard eight-year/100,000-mile warranty for the battery.