2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E V/s 2021 Volkswagen ID.4
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E, a utility vehicle named after one of its most iconic cars. 2021 Volkswagen offers a whole different nomenclature for a new generation of electric vehicles, starting with the ID.4.
We are therefore dealing with two new models, both very different, but also very similar in many respects. To help you see more clearly, we have analyzed their specifications. Here is what came out.
Autonomy: Ford Advantage
The famous range is probably the most important question when it comes to shopping for an electric car! Right off the bat, Ford offers two different batteries and the option of two gears (rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive). Thus, the autonomy of the “small” 75.7 kWh battery is 370 km or 340 km in the all-wheel-drive version. With extended-range editions, equipped with a 98.8 kWh battery, the maximum distance increases to 435 km with all-wheel drive or 483 km with rear-wheel drive. Data for the Volkswagen ID.4 has yet to be released by Natural Resources Canada. Still, the values are likely to be identical to those announced by the EPA. If so, Volkswagen’s electric SUV will have a range of 402 km thanks to its single 82 kWh battery.
Space: Volkswagen Advantage
Being electric SUVs, one of the advantages of these two new vehicles is certainly their utility aspect. In this sense, the ID.4 has a slightly larger cargo space than the. With the seats up, the trunk of the Volkswagen has a volume of 858 litres against 822 litres for the Ford. Same story when the bench is folded down, where the volumes rise to 1,818 litres and 1,689 litres respectively. Volkswagen also stands out from its competitor in terms of towing capacity. the German manufacturer says the ID.4 can pull up to 2,700 lbs (1,225 kg). As for the Mach-E, this feature is not recommended.
Powertrain: Ford Advantage
Although the Volkswagen ID.4 is only offered with a choice of battery, the fact remains that it can be delivered in two separate versions. In rear-wheel drive, the battery develops a power of 201 horsepower, and the SUV can go from 0-100 km/h, under eight seconds. The all-wheel-drive version increases power to 302 horsepower and the sprint time is lowered by two seconds. With its Mustang Mach-E, Ford offers a greater range of power thanks to the multiple variants available. The Select and Premium versions deploy a 266 horsepower cavalry. The California Route 1 increases it to 290 horsepower and finally, the GT and First Edition versions peak at 480 horsepower. The latter should go 0-100 km / h in about 3.5 seconds, making it the fastest “Mustang” ever built!
Regarding recharging time, the Volkswagen ID.4 can fully recharge its battery in 7.5 hours at a level 2 (240 V) charging station. At a fast-charging station, it will take 38 minutes to recharge the battery from 5% to 80%, considering that the system can go up to 125 kW of current. On the Mach-E side, the 75.7 kWh battery connected to a fast-charging station can go from 10% to 80% in 38 minutes. The extended-life battery can fetch approx. 76 km (approximately 47 miles) in just 10 minutes, also at a fast-charging station. The maximum charging capacity of the latter is 150 kW.
Technologies: Ford advantage
The new trend in the industry is to replace instrument panel instrumentation with multi-function displays. In this sense, this screen measures 10.2 inches for the Ford and only 5.3 inches for the Volkswagen. The infotainment will be served via screens measuring 15.5 inches and 10 inches (12 inches optional for the Volkswagen) respectively. Both provide induction charging for the cell phone and wireless connectivity to Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Ford offers software updates over the air as well as the next generation of its SYNC interface. Volkswagen offers standard voice control, IQ.DRIVE driver aids and the option of 4G LTE internet. In short, we are dealing with two resolutely techno vehicles, but the Mach-E seems to start with a loin advance.
Guarantee: Volkswagen Advantage
Ford offers a basic three-year 60,000 km warranty, a five-year 100,000 km powertrain warranty and five-year unlimited mileage for puncture protection. Regarding the electrical components, the warranty is eight years and 160,000 km.Volkswagen’s warranties are generally superior to Ford’s. The basic warranty is four years and 80,000 km, five years and 100,000 km for the powertrain and the corrosion protection extends over a period of seven years with unlimited mileage. The warranty for electrical components is identical to that of Ford.