As expected, the California Route 1 version of the Mach-E offers the highest range.
We already know the performance of the Mach-E lives up to the Mustang name, but range will also be a high priority for owners of Ford's first-ever all-electric SUV. Last month, Ford revealed the all-important EPA mileage numbers for the Mustang Mach-E, and it holds up well against the Tesla Model Y.
With rear-wheel drive, the extended range version of the Mach-E will last 300 miles on a single charge according to EPA estimates, while the standard-range rear-wheel-drive model offers a range of 230 miles. With all-wheel drive, the standard range Mustang Mach-E will travel 211 miles on a single charge, while the extended-range version will last 270 miles.
EPA ratings for the California Route 1 trim, designed to offer the best range, haven't been officially confirmed by Ford yet, but we now know just how efficient the most frugal Mach-E is thanks to a window sticker shared on the Mach-E Forum.
Figures on the window sticker reveal the California Route 1, offered only with RWD, is rated at 108/94/101 MPGe city/highway/combined, with a driving range of 305 miles. Despite having the same 98.8 kWh battery as the extended-range RWD Premium, the California Route 1 offers five more miles of range. This is likely due to the trim's aero covers fitted to the wheels. RWD models also ride on smaller 18-inch wheels, whereas the AWD Mach-E has 19-inch wheels.
Starting at $49,800, the California Route 1 is also around $2,200 cheaper than the RWD extended range Premium model, so it could be an enticing option if you want more range but don't want to splash out on the range-topping Mach-E GT Performance.
But while you gain more range, the California Route 1 has less standard equipment than the Premium, which includes luxuries such as a heated steering wheel, heated front seats, and LED projected headlamps. While the California Route 1 prioritizes range, it's still no slouch in the performance department. An electric motor produces 290 hp and 317 lb-ft, enabling the electric SUV to accelerate from 0-62 mph in 6.1 seconds.