2024 Ford Mustang Mach-E Premium (car review)

The 2024 Ford Mustang Mach-E Premium sits between the Select and GT, with more range, a hint more power, and a refined look and feel. Whether or not that justifies the significant price jump is a whole other story.

The Premium has the same svelte body. Draped in Star White, it’s understatedly elegant, especially when set against the piano black trims on the lower edges, wheel arches and across the bodywork. On the Select, those were grey plastic.

The aero-capped 19-inch alloy wheels are gone too, and in their place sit much more attractive machine-finished gloss black rims. These do their best to hide bright red painted brake callipers front and rear.

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The wheel and tyre specifications are identical across both the Select and the Premium, with the latter wearing 225/55r19 Continental Contact 6 rubber instead of the noisier Hankook Ventus s1evo 3 rubber.

The only other difference between the pair are the projector LED headlights found here. The differences really are small, but it’s proof that the finest details can make the biggest impact. The combination on the Premium exudes a classier visual.

2024 Ford Mustang Mach-E Premium
2024 Ford Mustang Mach-E Premium

Interior accommodations are again similar, with essentially identical underpinnings. The same comfortable seats front and rear are trimmed in almost-black Sensatec, albeit with red stitching.

The front seats in the Premium felt more body-hugging, almost as if there was slightly more bolstering than the Select. Although you couldn’t tell by looking at them. The dashboard is also a replica, with dark open carbon replacing the faux-metal trim.

This flanks the same enormous 15.5-inch touch screen in the centre of the dash, which controls all the major functions of the vehicle. The same 10.2-inch screen also lies ahead of the driver, displaying vehicle vitals.

With the addition of a black headliner rather than light grey, and ambient lighting, the entire interior is given a pleasingly moody transformation, particularly at night. All five passengers can gaze at the stars thanks to the large glass roof panel.

Like the Select, it was a greatly appreciated feature that made the interior feel much larger and more luxurious. Unfortunately, despite said glass having an infrared reflective treatment, the interior simply gets too hot at times.

dash
Inside the 2024 Ford Mustang Mach-E Premium

We were again thankful that the Ford Pass app allowed us to start the vehicle (and the air conditioning at its last settings) prior to returning to it. Occupants ears get treated to an excellent Bang and Olufson 10-speaker stereo.

Inputs include cord free Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and wireless charging. Useful storage options throughout the cabin are supplemented with a 134-litre waterproof drainable frunk and up to 1,420-litres of boot with the rear seats down.

The true differences between the siblings are not as easily discernible to the eye. You see, the Mach-E Premium has a range of 600km – 30 per cent more than the Select. That’s enough to ensure you can pretty much go a full “normal” week without charging.

This significant mechanical advantage is underpinned by a 91KWh lithium-ion battery that sends drive through a motor on the rear axle. Official outputs are 216kW and 430Nm. We recorded an average energy consumption of 18kW/100km.

That result came across predominantly city driving, with some spirited mountain runs and highway testing sprinkled in. All of this ultimately means the Premium is a far more practical vehicle. What we didn’t expect was for it to feel so different to drive.

front seats
Inside the 2024 Ford Mustang Mach-E Premium

It’s not the extra power, which is indistinguishable, but rather it’s the way the chassis behaves. It feels more planted in all conditions, which we initially attributed to more weight given the larger battery.

This theory was disproved when we found that the Premium was in fact 6kg lighter than the Select, tipping the scales at a portly 2,098kg. The ride felt more compliant and composed, while maintaining sportiness.

We did feel the Continental rubber was better across the board and would certainly have been a contributor to the improved performance. Safety is well covered in the Premium too, with airbags, ABS, and everything from BSM and pre-collision assist to AEB.

Reverse brake assist, lane keep assist and evasive steer assist, are all included. With a combination of high-quality finishes, significantly more range and refined driving dynamics, the Ford Mustang Mach-E Premium was a genuinely fun and practical drive.

On the high side when it comes to pricing, it can be had for $86,990 plus on-roads. But for this writer, the old adage about putting a price on enjoyment rings true. It comes with a 5-year unlimited kilometre warranty and an 8-year or 160,000km warranty on the battery.

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Inside the 2024 Ford Mustang Mach-E Premium

Up against the Tesla Model Y Long Range, the Ford offers 70km more range, and arguably more appeal. To find out more, you can visit the Ford Australia website or talk to your local dealership. If you’re keen on one and need finance, talk to CreditOne.

Our test vehicle was provided by Ford Australia for review purposes.

REVIEW OVERVIEW

Driving experience
8
Exterior styling
8
Interior look and feel
8
Technology and connectivity
8.5
Family friendliness
8
Value for money
7

SUMMARY

Pros - great range; comfortable cabin; dynamic drive when needed.
Cons - no home charging adaptor; trunk opener hidden in menus; scalding seats on hot day.
Kalen Ziflian
Kalen Ziflian
A lifelong motoring enthusiast, Kalen has a passion for anything with wheels and a motor. His passion lies in collectible Japanese performance vehicles but he’s been known to enjoy off-roading touring and camping across Australia.

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<strong>Pros -</strong> great range; comfortable cabin; dynamic drive when needed.<br> <strong>Cons -</strong> no home charging adaptor; trunk opener hidden in menus; scalding seats on hot day.2024 Ford Mustang Mach-E Premium (car review)