When trying to decide which electric vehicle (EV) is best to buy, it can be a little intimidating knowing where to start, especially as legacy automakers like Ford join Tesla to offer the increasingly popular product.
In a comparison test between the Ford Mustang Mach-E and the Tesla Model Y from Autotrader, the Canadian publication cited Tesla’s “superior technology, range, performance and practicality,” as the reasons to choose a Model Y over the Mach-E.
The report looked at each EV’s value, safety, driving feel, power, fuel economy, user-friendliness, features, practicality, and styling, and assigned the cars a score out of 10 on each category.
While the Tesla Model Y outscored the Ford Mustang Mach-E in six of the nine categories, the Mach-E was noted for its general styling, comfort, and driving feel as outscoring the Model Y. In addition, the publication emphasized the Model Y’s issues with quality control, including panel gaps and the deteriorating paint, which aren’t a problem for Ford, who has been producing cars for over a century.
Alternatively, the Tesla Model Y landed a perfect 10 on its user-friendliness, despite its wide range of features which would otherwise be daunting.
Tesla Model Y registrations were also up 85 percent in California in the second quarter, amounting to a total of 46,926 registrations.
Recently, Tesla added HEPA filters for the Model Y in Canada and the USA, bringing over a feature that was only available for customers in China. The Model S and Model X have long had HEPA filters and Bioweapon Defense Mode.
Currently, new Model Y Long Range orders in the USA and Canada are delivering in October, as Tesla is seeing huge demand for its compact crossover SUV. Performance versions are showing delivery times of 7 to 11 weeks.
Zachary Visconti is a writer with a knack for electric vehicles, technology, and climate change. Currently residing in Fort Collins, Colorado, Zach loves his partner, his cat, and a good cup of coffee.