Mustang Mach-E Named Car and Driver's 2021 EV of the Year  
 

The 2021 Mustang Mach-E was recently named Car and Driver's Electric Vehicle of the Year. It faced stiff competition from the likes of the Nissan Leaf Plus, Polestar 2, and Tesla Model 3 Performance. In all, 11 electric models were tested on a number of strict categories and principles. In the end, only the Mach-E was left driving through the finish line as the winner. The model faced stiff competition from some of the most veteran electric vehicle makers. Still, there was just something about the Mach-E that muted the competition and won over the very knowledgeable editors at Car and Driver.

A Winner with Soul

Car and Driver are known for their strict evaluations of models. For this particular award, they determined for necessary qualities for rating the winners. Their requirements this year asked that the best electric vehicle of the year be one that showcased exceptional driver engagement, value/practicality, fun, and genuine superiority. When you outdo a Tesla, you know you've really arrived. When Ford crafted the Ford Mach-E, they looked for an "EV with soul." By the time they were done wrapping up the already iconic model, it was obvious that there was much more than just soul to the Mach-E. It was an instant classic and one that impressed drivers and automotive publications alike.

Car and Driver doesn't go easy during its evaluations. The Mach-E and all other competitors were subjected to tests that included a 1,000-mile road trip that pushed the limits of performance. By the end, Sharon Carty, Car and Driver editor-in-chief, was convinced that only the Mach-E was worthy of being crowed Electric Vehicle of the Year. She says, "We felt that if a carmaker was looking to convert people from EV skeptics to EV evangelists, there's not a better vehicle out there than the Mustang Mach-E."

Learn More about the Mach-E

The Mustang Mach-E is no stranger to awards. It was also crowned Cars.com Eco-Friendly Car of the Year and Autoweek's Car Buyer's Award. Never one to shy away from good competition, this one blazed a trail and won a lot of hearts over at Car and Driver. It just might win you over, too. Please contact or visit our dealership to get more information about the classic and award-winning 2021 Mustang Mach-E. It's now Car and Driver's kingliest electric SUV and will only get better as years go by.