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2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E vs. Tesla Model Y

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E vs Tesla Model Y

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E


Tesla Model Y
480 hp

Max Horsepower

456 hp
600 lb-ft

Max Torque

497 lb-ft

Number of Exterior Colors


Number of Trim Levels


We are transitioning into the age of electric vehicles, and that includes our SUVs. If you’re looking for a new electric SUV near Rice Lake, WI, you may be comparing the 2021 Mustang Mach-E vs. Tesla Model Y. Both of these are impressive and powerful vehicles, but we here at Don Johnson Motors think that one of two manages to rise above the other. Read our comparison of the Tesla Model Y vs. Ford Mustang Mach-E and you can decide for yourself. 

Tesla Model Y vs. Ford Mustang Mach-E: Price and Trim-Levels

One of the big differences between the Mustang Mach-E vs. Tesla Model Y is their difference in price and trim levels. There are five different trim levels for Cumberland area shoppers to choose from for the Mach-E, while there are only two for the Model Y, which gives Mustang customers more flexibility when it comes to choosing their vehicle. You can compare the two in detail here:

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Trim Levels and Starting Prices

  • Select: $42,895
  • Premium: $47,000
  • California Route 1: $49,800
  • GT: $60,500
  • First Edition: $58,300

2021 Tesla Model Y Trim Levels and Starting Prices

  • Long Range AWD: $39,990
  • Performance: $60,900


When it comes to performance, there is somewhat of a tradeoff between the Mustang Mach-E vs. Tesla Model Y, but when you think about what really matters while driving, the difference is clear. The Mach-E and Model Y have comparable max accelerations, and the Model Y has a slightly max range compared to the Mach-E. 

The above having been said, it doesn’t matter how far you go if that ride isn’t enjoyable, and you’ll note that the Mach-E has higher available horsepower and torque. Horsepower and torque are what ensure the smoothness and responsiveness of your drives in and around Hayward, and so in the Model Y, driving simply won’t be up to the same caliber as in the Mach-E. You can compare them yourself in detail:

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Capabilities

  • Max Range: 300 miles
  • Max Acceleration 0-60: 3.8 seconds
  • Max Horsepower: 480 hp
  • Max Torque: 600 lb-ft 
  • Powertrain: RWD with available AWD

2021 Tesla Model Y Capabilities

  • Max Range: 326 miles
  • Max Acceleration 0-60: 3.5 seconds
  • Max Horsepower: 456 hp
  • Max Torque: 497 lb-ft 
  • Powertrain: RWD with available AWD

Cargo Space and Design

The last thing we want to touch on is the design and cargo space of the two vehicles. The Mach-E and Model Y have comparable max cargo volumes, but what is most important to consider are the designs of the two vehicles. 

The interior of the Model Y is consistent with the interiors of all the other Tesla models, minimalist, and stark. With leather seats and a strong feeling of style in mind, the mustang Mach-E interior is dynamic and unique. A greater number of colors to choose from for the Mach-E allows you to customize your drives on Hayward or Cumberland streets more than you would be able to with the Model Y. You can see the specifics here: 

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E

  • Max Cargo Volume: 64.4 cubic feet
  • Available Exterior Colors: 7

2021 Tesla Model Y Cargo Space

  • Max Cargo Volume: 68.0 cubic feet
  • Available Exterior Colors: 5

Try the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E at Don Johnson Motors

Now that you know more about the difference between the Ford Mustang Mach-E vs. Tesla Model Y, come to one of our dealerships and try the Mach-E for yourself. Just contact us, and we’ll arrange a test-drive for you so that you can actually see what it’s like to get behind the wheel of this electric SUV. You can also apply for financing or value your trade-in online before you arrive, and expedite the process of buying your Mach-E!

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