With all- and four-wheel drive vehicles rapidly gaining in popularity over the past several years, Ford has long remained at the forefront of the pack in that regard, offering more and more vehicles in these configurations. That includes the relatively new Ford Mustang Mach-E, which can be configured with all-wheel drive as an option on California Route 1 and Premium trims, while that feature also comes as standard equipment on GT models. And according to Ford’s March sales report, it’s a very popular option on the EV crossover as well.
In fact, a full 72 percent of Ford Mustang Mach-E buyers have opted for an all-wheel drive model of some sort thus far, which is a pretty hefty majority, though it falls slightly short of the automaker’s 80 percent overall all- and four-wheel drive sales mix, year-to-date. That number has increased steadily over the past several months, while Ford is also beating out all of its chief rivals when it comes to four-wheel-powered vehicle sales after selling 1.2 million of them last year alone.
The exploding popularity of four-wheel-driven vehicles in recent years has prompted FoMoCo to expand its offerings as well, which is precisely why the Ford Edge is now exclusively available in all-wheel-drive, while the formerly rear-wheel drive only Mach-E California Route 1 gained it as an option for the 2022 model year.
Meanwhile, the Mach-E has racked up plenty of accolades in recent months as one of Consumer Reports‘ most satisfying electric vehicles to own, the consumer organization’s Top EV Pick of 2022, and one of the most considered electrified vehicles in Kelley Blue Book’s Q4 Brand Watch Report. However, this surging popularity also prompted Ford to stop taking orders for Mach-E Premium and California Route 1 trims back in February, as Ford Authority recently reported.
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They delivered only 2363 units in March. A drop in the bucket when it comes to Ford’s total sales.
I went AWD on mine! Best daily driver I’ve ever owned!
It’s probably a good car for around town driving. However, I have to make 1800 mile round trips quite frequently and I can’t pull over every 250-300 miles to get a charge that may take up to an hour. I keep reading that charging stations aren’t always operable and are not right at the exit ramps, or hotels. Some folks say they can be on an “off the beaten path” location. For now, I will stick with my Explorer that goes about 500 miles on a tank of gas.
Put over 10k miles on my Mach E GT since November, never an issue charging on the road. How do you like this gas prices? Learn to use the onvoard charging app and maps.