The all-electric Ford Mustang Mach-E is the next to tackle the infamous moose test an unfortunately, the final results are not all too impressive. Despite being marketed as somewhat of a performance-inspired EV, the crossover struggled when it came to the avoidance maneuver.
As tested by Teknikens Varld, the Ford Mustang Mach-E’s failure is accredited to its soft chassis and slow steering responsiveness. The publication states that the American manufacturer’s crossover EV displayed “major problems” with its avoidance maneuver test as it was barely able to intervene at 68 km/h. The official passing speed is 72 km/h.
It also notes that competitors such as the Hyundai Ioniq 5, Skoda Enyaq iV and Tesla Model Y all passed the same test. At an entry speed of 65 km/h, the Ford Mustang Mach-E displays little loss of composure but once it is sped up to 68 km/h, difficulties can be noticed.
At 70 km/h, the EV goes wide and follows-up with oversteer in an unsafe manner. Correction proves to be a challenge as well as the Mach-E ends up heading off the road.
The Ford has the highest permitted maximum load, but the difference is only 22 kg compared to the Skoda Enyaq and that is therefore not an explanation for the bad behavior.
The model version being tested is the Ford Mustang Mach-E AWD Long Range, equipped with OEM tyres with a dimension of 225/55 R19.