Ford Mustang Mach-E Beats Tesla Model 3 as Top EV for 2022: Consumer Reports

Mustang Mach-E, courtesy of Ford

The Ford Mustang Mach-E secured the “Top Pick” spot on Consumer Reports’ EV list, replacing the Tesla Model 3, according to CNBC.

The pick was made based on reliability data showing few problems so far with the Mach-E.

CR’s Senior Director of Automotive Testing Jake Fisher said, “Not only is it a really fun vehicle to drive, it is sporty, but it is also extremely mature.” Fisher continued, “When I say that it rides nice, it is very quiet. I mean it really feels well built.”

While the publication still recommends the Model 3, it notes Tesla’s hands-free driving and failure to alert drivers that are disengaged.

Comparatively, Ford’s BlueCruise system alerts drivers more frequently when they aren’t paying attention and is harder to trick than the Model 3.

Fisher said, “In our tests we can cover up the camera, we could not look at the road and it really doesn’t give any alerts to the driver to make sure they are looking where they are going.”

Still, other tests have questioned the Ford Mustang Mach-E’s handling, along with a gas versus electric road trip test performed last year, showing the Mach-E having a tough time keeping up with a Tesla Model S’ charging times.