We’re fans of the Hyundai Ioniq 5, naming it our Best Electric Vehicle of 2023, but that doesn’t mean it’s perfect (we haven’t found one yet, but we’ll let you know when we do), and it’s just one of a number of all-electric SUVs you can buy. We use the term SUV loosely here; many of these EVs could be mistaken for mid-size hatchbacks, but since Americans are largely allergic to hatchbacks, SUVs they are.
The Ford Mustang Mach-E is another one of these hatchback-like SUVs, and it’s also a Cars.com award winner; it took home 2021 Best Eco-Friendly Car honors in its debut year. The Mustang Mach-E gets some updates for 2023, including the latest version of Ford’s BlueCruise hands-free driving system, which can now perform lane changes.
We recently tested both of these EVs in Chicago and its suburbs, driving them back to back and testing both Level 2 home charging and DC fast-charging performance. The testing revealed key differences between the two EVs, as well as who they might be best suited for. You can see what we liked (and disliked) about each below, or check out the related video where we discuss both EVs at length.