If you’re looking to transition to an all-electric vehicle, the team at Stivers Ford Montgomery encourages you to compare the 2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E vs 2023 Tesla Model Y. The first thing to know in this comparison is that 2023 Tesla Model Y is the more expensive vehicle. In fact, its starting MSRP is almost 15% higher than that of the 2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E. Many of our customers are surprised to learn this, and one of the reasons for it is that Tesla often markets its vehicles with the highest potential federal tax credit already factored in. Something else to know is that Ford offers more options. The Model Y is available in three core configurations: Model Y, Long Range and Performance. The Mustang Mach-E is available as the Select, California Route 1, Premium, GT and GT Performance Edition, and you also have the option of rear-wheel drive, which is not the case with the Tesla.
The 2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E and 2023 Tesla Model Y are interesting in that they can be difficult to describe. The Mustang Mach-E is often referred to as a utility vehicle but straddles the line between hatchback, crossover and wagon. Likewise, the Model Y straddles the line between crossover and sedan. However you describe them, they are similar in size. The Mustang Mach-E has a 5.7-inch ground clearance, 117.5-inch wheelbase and a 186.0-inch length, which is 15.5 feet. The Model Y, on the other hand, has a 6.6-inch ground clearance, 113.8-inch wheelbase and a 187.0-inch length. Both of these vehicles have four doors, a rear liftgate and aluminum wheels.
The 2023 Tesla Model Y and 2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E are both five-passenger vehicles. Front legroom is more spacious in the Ford model by 1.5 inches: 43.3 vs 41.8 inches. The Tesla does have the advantage in the second row at 40.5 inches, but the Ford is still roomy enough to accommodate adults at 38.1 inches. Dedicated cargo space is similar at about 30 cubic feet. The default interior configurations are similar with both models having a panoramic glass roof, zoned automatic climate control, synthetic leather seating and a wireless charging pad.
The Model Y is exclusively an all-wheel-drive vehicle. The Mustang Mach-E is available in both rear-wheel-drive and AWD configurations. The Model Y, Long Range and Performance options provide you 279, 330 and 303 miles of range, respectively. The base Select trim for the Mustang Mach-E provides either 247 or 224 miles. The CR1 provides 312 miles. The Premium provides either 303, 290, 247 or 224 miles. The GT provides 270 miles, and the Performance Edition reduces that to 260 miles.
The Model Y has a 15-inch infotainment touch screen. The Mustang Mach-E has an even larger 15.5-inch screen. Both include similar features in terms of connected services and app-based access to the vehicle, but the Ford has the more advanced suite of standard driver-assistance technologies. The Tesla does include AutoPilot, but Ford now includes BlueCruise as early as the California Route 1 trim level. That trim also upgrades you from the standard rearview camera system to a 360-degree surround-view camera system. Note also that with the Tesla Autopilot isn’t the full tech that the brand markets. For that, you need to upgrade to the Enhanced Autopilot feature or even more expensive “full” self-driving capability.
The best way to compare the 2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E vs 2023 Tesla Model Y is in person, and you can test-drive the Mustang Mach-E at our location as soon as today. No appointment is ever required. We also encourage you to call or email Stivers Ford Montgomery or chat with us online. We’ll be glad to discuss current Ford specials, explore finance and lease options, provide custom quotes and much more.*This article is for informational purposes only. Please contact the dealership for complete and current details.