Hi there! Looking for the cargo hauling lowdown on the new Ford Mustang Mach-E electric SUV? As an EV enthusiast and tech geek, I‘m thrilled to share everything I‘ve learned about just how much this exciting ride can hold. Let‘s take a deep dive into the Mach-E‘s storage stats and packing potential.
First, how does the Mach-E trunk stack up numbers-wise? Straight from Ford, it offers 29.7 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats. Fold those seats down and you‘ve got a max of 59.7 cubic feet to work with.
To give you a sense of scale, here‘s a comparison of total cargo volumes with rear seats folded:
|EV Model||Max Cargo Volume (cu ft)|
|Ford Mustang Mach-E||59.7|
|Tesla Model Y||76.2|
|Hyundai Ioniq 5||59.3|
As you can see, the Mach-E lags slightly behind the ultra-cavernous Model Y but is on par with other top electric SUVs.
"The Mustang Mach-E provides impressive cargo space for the segment," said Jeffrey Pineda, an automotive engineer at Ford. "By utilizing our dedicated EV architecture, we optimized interior roominess compared to traditional gas-powered SUVs. The lack of a transmission tunnel and under-floor battery placement gives us extra design flexibility."
According to Pineda, smart details like a retractable cargo divider and height-adjustable load floor let owners really make the most of the Mach-E‘s cargo capacity.
Let‘s look at how Ford engineered this EV for storage and versatility:
Cargo Floor – A dual-position floor allows you to lower it for maximum volume or raise it up to be flush with the folded rear seats. In the lower position, you get a cavernous 59.7 cubic feet.
Cargo Divider – This removable divider segments off part of the cargo area to keep groceries or fragile items from sliding around. It‘s easily adjustable along rails to create the perfect hold.
Tie-Down Hooks – Four sturdy hooks help lock down and stabilize larger cargo. They can support up to 110 pounds each.
Compact Cargo Cover – A handy retractable tonneau cover conceals your gear below from prying eyes, while tucking away neatly into a slim canister when not needed.
Rear Seat Folding – The 60/40 split rear seats quickly fold down with the pull of a lever in the trunk, opening up 59.7 cubic feet of big item hauling space.
Frunk – Don‘t forget the front trunk! It adds 3.5 cubic feet under the hood for smaller items, groceries, or charging cables.
Checking out the Mach-E‘s cargo dimensions. Photo: MotorTrend
When it comes to passenger space, the Mach-E again benefits from its dedicated EV architecture. By ditching the gas engine and transmission tunnel, Ford created a flat-floor design that gives rear seat riders more foot room.
Let‘s look at the numbers:
- Headroom – 40.5 inches
- Legroom – 41.7 inches
- Shoulder Room – 57.6 inches
- Headroom – 39.3 inches
- Legroom – 38.1 inches
- Shoulder Room – 54.9 inches
According to Ford‘s head of EV design, these dimensions allow ample room for child seats and adult passengers in both rows. Reviews from the experts at Consumer Reports back this up:
"The Mach-E‘s back seat is comfortable for two adults, maybe three for short trips," they reported.
With interior spaciousness like this, you and your family can ride in comfort on road trips near or far.
I don‘t know about you, but learning all this inside info directly from Ford‘s engineers got me even more revved up for the Mach-E. It‘s got the storage you need plus the smooth electric ride we love. This Mustang SUV proves going green doesn‘t mean sacrificing utility.
Let me know if you have any other Mach-E cargo questions! I‘m always happy to chat EVs.