Among the many accolades it has racked up over the past several months, the Ford Mustang Mach-E has ranked as one of Consumer Reports‘ Most Satisfying Electric SUVs to own not just once, but twice. The Mach-E has also been a regular on Kelley Blue Book’s list of the most considered electrified vehicles on the market for multiple quarters as it continues to attract owners from other brands at a high rate. Even CEO Jim Farley is a huge fan of the Ford Mustang Mach-E, not that this should come as a surprise, even though the EV crossover is no longer profitable. Regardless, it seems as if the Mach-E is also particularly popular with a certain age group – Generation X, according to Consumer Reports’ newly released list of the Most Satisfying Cars by Age Group.
Like its lists of the most satisfying vehicles on the road today, Consumer Reports‘ group of the most satisfying vehicles by age group is also derived from its owner surveys, which focus on five different areas – driving experience, comfort, value, styling, and audio controls. From there, the organization breaks down that list to find the five vehicles that appeared in at least two of four generational categories.
In that regard, the Mach-E made the list by appealing to Generation X more than any other model except for the Toyota Sienna. Notably, the Mach-E beat out its chief rival – the Tesla Model Y, which finished fifth on that particular list, as well as the Model 3. In all fairness, those two models did appeal to more age groups than the Mach-E, however, including Gen Z, Millennials, Boomers, and the Silent Generation.
In general, CR‘s findings included the fact that vehicles with a particular combination of appealing factors – such as being fun to drive, reliable, efficient, luxurious, and high tech – enjoy the most loyalty among owners, which doesn’t come as a massive surprise, though these are all qualities present in the Mach-E.