2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E compared to the 2020 Tesla Model X

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E vs. 2020 Tesla Model X

If you are in the market for a new electric SUV, you might be examining the differences distinguishing the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E from the 2020 Tesla Model X. Our Mach-E vs. Model X comparison examines the price points, powertrain, interior design, technology/features, driving range, and safety equipment between the two EVs.

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2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E

Rear exterior of a white 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E driving on a snowy dirt road

2020 Tesla Model X

Rear side exterior of a white 2020 Tesla Model X parked in the snow

2021 Mustang Mach-E Price & Trims

We have received reports on the trim levels and prices for the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E. Starting at $44,995, the Mach-E will have five total trim levels available.

  • Select: $44,995
  • Premium: $51,700
  • California Route 1: $53,500
  • First Edition: $61,000
  • GT: $61,600

2020 Tesla Model X Price & Trims

Starting with the Tesla Model X priced from $84,990, we see only two trim levels to choose from on a new Model X.

  • Long Range: $84,990
  • Performance: $104,990

Our Tesla vs. Mustang evaluation shows that when you compare Tesla prices, it becomes clear that this model is far more expensive than the comparable Mach-E.

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2021 Mustang Mach-E Interior

Interior design of the front cabin inside the new 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E

Among the electric Mustang specs, we see that the luxury model has plenty of space and storage room. There are 29 cubic-feet of cargo room behind the back seats, but you can expand that to 60 cubic-feet when you put those seats down. The trunk area features a plastic cover and water drain that allows for an on-the-go ice cooler. Choose from several interior colors, including the Light Space Gray Perforated ActiveX or the Black Onyx Active X.


2020 Tesla Model X Interior

2020 Tesla Model X interior cabin

The Tesla Model X comes in three seating configurations. You can choose the five-passenger two-row layout or the three-row layout with either six or seven seats. There will be 88 cubic-feet of storage room, plus this model has a front trunk area as well. There are also three interior color options - Black, Cream, or White/Black.

2021 Mustang Mach-E Exterior

The Mustang Mach-E vs. Tesla Model X shows us that the Ford SUV has lots of style and plenty of function. You can choose either 18- or 20-inch wheels. Plus, this model measures 186" L x 74" W x 63" H. Finally, owners have the option between seven exterior colors to perfectly complement the look. Choose from Rapid Red Metallic, Star White Metallic, Infinite Blue Metallic, Carbonized Gray, Shadow Black, Iconic Silver, and Space White.

2020 Tesla Model X Exterior

In our Tesla specs comparison, you see that the Model X comes with 20- or 22-inch wheels. In total, this vehicle measures 198″ L x 79″ W x 66″ H, which is slightly larger than the Mach-E. Additionally, owners can choose between one free exterior color, the Pearl White Multi-Coat. Otherwise, you have to pay extra to get the other colors, which include Solid Black, Deep Blue, Red Multi-Coat, and Midnight Silver Metallic.

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2021 Mustang Mach-E Performance

Front exterior view of a 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E in-motion on an open highway

Our electric car performance comparison shows that this model offers two battery packs. You can get the 459-horsepower 98.8-kWh pack or the standard 255- to 332-horsepower 75.7-kWh option instead. These choices provide a wide range of Mustang Mach-E horsepower for owners. Additionally, the higher-powered option features a Mustang Mach-E 0-60 time of fewer than four seconds.

2020 Tesla Model X Performance

Blue 2020 Tesla Model X in-motion driving on an oceanside highway

The Tesla Model X comes with a 100-kWh battery combined with two electric motors. One is used for the front wheels, while the other is on the rear wheels to provide all-wheel-drive. This standard model can hit 60 mph in 4.4 seconds, which is comparable to the Mach-E. However, the Performance model is much faster, with a 0-60 time of just 2.7 seconds.

2021 Mustang Mach-E EV Range & Battery

The 2021 Mustang Mach-E features an estimated range between 210 and 300 miles, depending on the motor and battery pack. It should have a more extensive charging network than Tesla, with up to 35,000 stations. With a 240-volt outlet, you can get 80 percent of battery life overnight. With the Intelligent Range feature, you will never worry about when you need a recharge.

2020 Tesla Model X EV Range & Battery

The Model X Long Range has a driving range of 328 miles. The Performance Model goes 305 miles instead. At a 240-volt outlet, you can fully charge the Model X in just about ten hours. However, the Supercharger will provide 115 miles in 15 minutes.

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Safety

There are no crash test ratings on the Mach-E yet, but we know there will be plenty of available technology. Look for a forward-collision warning, automated emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane-keeping assist, and lane-departure warning. These driver-assist technologies are bundled in the Ford Co-Pilot360 advanced safety suite. The Hands-Free driving technology is slated to be safer than Tesla's AutoPilot feature by disengaging if the driver's eyes sway away from the road.

2020 Tesla Model X Safety

There are no crash test ratings for this model year, but it does come with a good amount of standard safety equipment. The Autopilot suite comes with forward-collision warning, side collision warning, adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, a surround-view parking camera system, lane-keep assistance, automatic high-beam headlights, and parking sensors. Tesla's Autopilot technology is helpful but also very controversial.

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Front upclose view of the headlight design on the new 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E

As you look at the Ford Mustang Mach-E vs. Tesla Model X, you see that the most significant differences between them are the price and appeal. Customers have to pay far more to get behind the wheel of the Tesla EV versus the Ford EV. However, most people agree that there aren't enough extra features to justify this additional cost. Others are turned off by the minimalistic design or unexciting exterior appearance. Save your money and enjoy the best of electric SUVs with the new Mach-E instead. With the money you save, you could afford to buy two Mach-Es! Contact us with any questions about Ford's first all-electric Mustang Crossover, or reserve your 2021 Mach-E today.

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