What's the Difference: Ford Mustang Mach-E vs Tesla Model 3

 

Ford Mustang Mach-E® vs Tesla Model 3 Near Marietta, GA

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That's one of the many reasons auto manufacturers are focusing more on their electric vehicle (EV) offerings. Today, it seems like most car commercials are for a new EV released by another automaker. As with any vehicle segment, the more choices you have, the more difficult it can be to decide which one is right for you.

Ford Mustang Mach-E vs Tesla Model 3

Features Ford Mustang Mach-E Tesla Model 3
EPA-Estimated Range 247-312 miles 267 - 334 Miles
Engine Electric Electric
Charging Options
  • Ford Mobile Charger,compatible with a 120V or 240V outlet
  • Ford Connected Charge Station
  • Tesla Wall Connector
  • Mobile Connectors compatible with a 120V or 240V outlet
  • Tesla Supercharger
  • Destination Charging
Charge Time 150 miles in 30 minutes 200 miles in 15 minutes
Drivetrain AWD or RWD AWD
Battery 70kWh-91kWh Usable Capacity 50kWh-82kWh Usable Capacity

What's the Difference: Ford Mustang Mach-E® vs Tesla Model 3

From the abundance of electric SUVs to electric sedans like the BMW i4, Hyundai IONIQ 5, Kia EV6, and Toyota Mirai, there are so many to consider. And when you add in electric crossovers like the Mustang Mach-E®, the choices can be overwhelming.

Of course, when comparing EVs, it's a given to include the vehicle that led the way: Tesla.

If our Ford Mustang Mach-E® vs Tesla Model 3 comparison guide piques your curiosity, give us a call. Proudly serving the Atlanta, Sandy Springs, Smyrna, and Mableton communities, the electric vehicle experts at AutoNation Ford Marietta are ready to answer all your EV-related questions.

Vehicle efficiency plus easy and ample access to recharging sources are important considerations when deciding which EV to purchase. But it isn't the only factor that weighs in on most EV buyers' decisions. Whether gas-powered or electric, you want a vehicle that handles well and is fun to drive. Plus, you want the highest degree of safety, comfort, and refinement available in your price range.

A frontrunner in the electric vehicle segment, Tesla has inspired some staunch competition. Tesla may still hold the blue ribbon for efficiency, but the Mustang Mach-E® gives it a good run for its money in many other categories.

Performance and Efficiency

Both the Ford Mustang Mach-E® and the Tesla Model 3 offer a standard-range battery and an extended (or long) range battery. Both offer rear-wheel drive (RWD) and all-wheel drive (AWD) models.

Ford's eAWD (available on Select and Premium trims; standard on California route 1 and GT trims) is powered by a dual motor system. The rear axle is paired with the primary electric motor. A secondary electric motor powers the front axle. This powertrain platform helps improve traction and boost performance.

Tesla's AWD is also powered by two independent electric motors for improved redundancy.

Performance

The Ford Mustang Mach-E® races from 0 to 60 mph in 5.8 seconds with the standard-range battery/RWD setup. With the extended-range battery/eAWD configuration, the Mach-E® gets to 60 mph in only 4.8 seconds.

Keeping true to its muscle car heritage, the Mustang Mach-E® GT Performance Edition completes a 0 to 60-mph sprint in 3.5 seconds. Although impressive, that's still not quite enough to beat Tesla's Model 3 Performance model.

Similar to its pony car counterpart, Tesla's base Model 3 is equipped with a standard-range battery and RWD and accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 5.8 seconds. The Model 3 long-range AWD gets there in 4.2 seconds.

The model 3 Performance edition taps into its horsepower to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in a G-force-like 3.1 seconds and claims a top speed of 162 mph.

Range

The driving range of any electric vehicle depends on its specifications. Battery pack size and drivetrain make a difference. The EPA-rated range for the Mach-E® series breaks down like this:

70-kWh standard-range battery: 224 (eAWD) to 247 (RWD) EPA-estimated miles of range*

91-kWh extended-range battery: 290 (eAWD) to 312 (RWD) EPA-estimated miles of range*

Known for class-leading range, the Model 3 stats edge out the Mach-E®:

58-kWh standard-range battery: EPA-estimated 272 miles of range*

82-kWh long-range battery: 315 (Performance) and 358 (Long Range AWD) EPA-estimated miles of range*

Charging

The standard Ford Mobile Charger provides Level 1 charging with a 120-volt power outlet and is also compatible with 240-volt outlets for faster Level 2 charging. Tesla's 120-volt adapter, the Mobile Connector, adds 2 to 3 miles of battery charge per hour.

The available Ford Connected Charge Station provides up to 48 amps for faster at-home charging. The charge station adds 28 miles per charging hour. Tesla's fastest at-home charging option is the Wall Connector. The Wall Connector provides hourly recharging of 31 miles for the base Model 3 and up to 44 miles for the long-range battery.

The Mustang Mach-E® (ER battery and RWD) can add about 59 miles of range in 10 minutes at any DC fast charging station in the BlueOval™ Charge Network. With over 25,000 charging locations, the BlueOval™ Charge Network is the largest public charging network in North America.

Mach-E® owners can also use the more than 800 Electrify America public charging stations, the fastest of which can increase battery charge from 10 to 80 percent in 45 minutes.

Tesla's Supercharger network has over 40,000 supercharger units worldwide with more than 7,000 spread across the U.S. The Tesla Model 3 can recharge for up to 200 miles of range in only 15 minutes using any of the automaker's proprietary DC fast-charging outlets.

Safety and Driving Assistance

A vehicle focused on safety is an important consideration whether it's gas-powered or electric.

Loaded with some of the most advanced safety features and driver-assist technology available, the Ford Mustang Mach-E® is safety on wheels.

The available Ford Co-Pilot360™ includes safety features such as:
  • Pre-Collision Assist® with Automatic Emergency Braking
  • BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Lane-Keeping System with Blind Spot Assist
  • Lane-Keeping System with Road Edge Detection
  • Rear View Camera
  • Auto High Beams
  • Reverse Brake Assist
  • Rear Parking Sensors
  • Post-Collision Braking

Ford Co-Pilot360™ Assist 2.0 adds Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go, Lane Centering Assist, Speed Sign Recognition, Evasive Steering Assist, Intersection Assist, and Connected Built-In Navigation.

Tesla's Autopilot technology can automatically steer, accelerate, and brake within your vehicle's lane. Eight rear, side, and forward-facing cameras provide 360 degrees of maximum visibility to support Tesla's Autopilot active safety features which include:
  • Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Blind Spot Collision Warning
  • Lane Departure Avoidance

For an extra $6,000, Tesla's Enhanced Autopilot introduces additional features, including:
  • Navigate on Autopilot
  • Autopark
  • Auto Lane Change
  • Smart Summon

The 2022 Tesla Model 3 achieved a five-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

At the time of this writing, NHTSA ratings for the Ford Mustang Mach-E® were not available.

Infotainment and Technology

Driving any EV is a lesson in the amazing progress automakers have made over the last several decades. And the in-vehicle advancements designed to elevate your driving experience are no different.

Equipped with Ford's next-generation SYNC® 4A, the Mustang Mach-E® offers cutting-edge communication and entertainment features. SYNC® 4A infotainment system may include:
  • 15.5-inch LCD Capacitive Touchscreen with Swipe Capability
  • Voice recognition
  • Connected Built-In Navigation
  • SiriusXM® with 360L
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility
  • FordPass® Connect app with a 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot

For hands-free highway driving, the Mustang Mach-E® offers available Ford BlueCruise. When activated and with driver supervision, Ford BlueCruise controls steering, throttle, and braking when driving along any of the 130,000 miles of Hands-Free BlueZones.

One of the most innovative technologies on the market, Ford BlueCruise is now Consumer Report's top-rated active driving assistance system. Their latest report also says that "Tesla's Autopilot falls to midpack as other high-tech systems improve."

The Model 3's 15-inch infotainment touchscreen responds to voice commands as well as touch. Infotainment features include:
  • A media player to access various streaming apps
  • A navigation system
  • Bluetooth®** connectivity
  • Theater, arcade, and toybox apps (available to use when the vehicle is in park)

Tesla provides new available features via regular wireless software updates.

Tesla doesn't offer Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility.

Shop Ford Mustang Mach-E® Near Marietta, GA

When you're in the market for one of the hottest electric vehicles of the day, visit AutoNation Ford Marietta. Our friendly and knowledgeable sales team is here to answer all your EV-related questions.

Are you interested in test driving the cutting-edge Ford Mustang Mach-E®? Perhaps you'd like to perform your own in-person comparison of the Ford Mustang Mach-E® vs Tesla Model 3? Maybe you'd also like to learn about the other electric vehicles available from Ford?

Or maybe you want to explore our used vehicle inventory? No matter what you're looking for, we've got you covered. Our unbeatable selection of vehicles is the reason we're considered one of the premier Ford dealerships in the Atlanta, Sandy Springs, Smyrna, and Mableton areas.

Our Ford dealership is committed to a simple, no-pressure car-buying process. From the moment you enter our showroom and choose a vehicle to test drive until you drive away in your new car, you're treated with the utmost courtesy and respect.

Our finance department is also dedicated to providing customers with an exceptional experience. We work with a wide variety of local and national lenders which helps us create financing solutions to fit every customer's individual needs.

There are more benefits to driving an EV than simply gas-free driving. In addition to zero vehicle emissions and lower scheduled maintenance costs, many EVs offer tax incentives in the form of possible federal tax credits.

Are you ready to take a high-performance Mustang Mach-E® on the road? Give us a call or come by for a test drive. Located at 869 Cobb Parkway Southeast, three and a half miles northeast of Legacy Golf Links & Driving Range.

*Preliminary EPA-estimated figures are for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on speed, driving habits, trip length and driving conditions; actual mileage may be lower. Note for MPGe: All data are provisional and subject to official confirmation. The provisional power consumption figures have been calculated based on the ECE test cycle.

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