The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Configurator Is Live—Here's The Electric SUV I Would Buy

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The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E’s online configurator is up, meaning you can now reserve five different variants: First Edition, Select, Premium, California RT.1 Edition, and GT. You can decide on rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive, standard range battery, and extended range battery. Here’s the Mach-E I’d buy.

By now, it’s been well-established that I’m a cheap bastard, so it will come as no surprise that the Mach-E I’d choose is the base “Select” model, which starts at $44,995 including the $1,100 destination and delivery fee. Take off the $7,500 federal tax credit, and I’d only be dropping $37,495.

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For that amount of money, I’d get a 255 HP, 306 lb-ft RWD automobile with 230 miles of estimated range thanks to the “standard range” 75.7 kWh lithium-ion battery. Zero to 60 mph, Ford says, should happen in the low six-second range. Maximum charging speed would be less than all other models, with “up to 115 kW” of DC charging capability versus 150 kW on other Mach-Es.

On the inside, the base model still gets the big-ass 15.5-inch touchscreen and the super wide and short 10.2-inch gauge cluster behind the nice three-spoke steering wheel. There’s also a wireless charging pad, the wacky electric door latch levers, and active safety features like Lane Keeping, blind-spot monitoring, Auto High Beams, Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go, and navigation.

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Unfortunately, I’d be stuck with the “Black Onyx ActiveX” seats which, at least in the pictures, don’t look quite as good as the Light Space Grey seats available on the $51,700 Premium trim. Here’s a look at that:

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As for the exterior, the base car gets 18-inch aluminum wheels and LED headlights. I chose Space White as the color, because the nicest Mach-E I saw at the reveal in California was a white, non-GT one (I’m not a huge fan of the GT’s grille), and while I bet that car had a Star White Metallic Tri-Coat paint job, I’m a cheap bastard who’d never drop $600 on paint.

Anyway, that’s the Mach-E I would buy if I actually wanted a new EV crossover. Here’s the configurator. Build a Mach-E to your liking, then justify yourself in the comments below.

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Writer, Jalopnik. 1979 Jeep Cherokee Golden Eagle, 1985 Jeep J10, 1948 Willys CJ-2A, 1995 Jeep Cherokee, 1992 Jeep Cherokee auto, 1991 Jeep Cherokee 5spd, 1976 Jeep DJ-5D, totaled 2003 Kia Rio