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2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E Incentives Have Evaporated

Though it remains a highly-sought after entity in the new vehicle market, the Ford Mustang Mach-E has still been available with a handful of incentives since its launch for the 2021 model year, including Ford Options Retail Bonus Cash, which rewarded customers in select markets with rebates ranging from $500 to $2,000. However, for the most part, Mach-E incentives have remained elusive as demand for the EV crossover continues to outpace supply. That also remains the case with the 2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E as well, according to a dealer bulletin recently seen by CarsDirect.

That bulletin notes that the 2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E is not eligible for promotional financing – only standard rates. With interest rates rising in recent months, that means customers can expect to pay more for their Mach-E loan, disappointing news after the EV crossover was just eligible for a 4.99 percent APR for up to 72 months via Ford Credit in most parts of the U.S. Rates have also risen multiple times over the past few months after coming in at 4.49 percent for 72 months back in October.

Roughly one year ago, the Mach-E could be purchased with a special zero percent APR deal, but now, Ford has discontinued all promotional rates associated with Ford Options Plan – a hybrid financing/lease program with balloon financing. Opting for that particular plan is also the only way buyers can obtain the current $7,500 tax credit, aside from traditional financing, as Ford doesn’t pass that money down to lessees.

While some speculate that this may just be a way for Ford to simplify its EV financing deals, as both the Ford F-150 Lightning and E-Transit are available with 6.9 percent financing for 72 months, but not the Mach-E – at least for now. Regardless, the added interest incurred by that same rate equates to around $11,200 for a $50,000 vehicle over six years, which is a substantial increase no matter how we slice it, particularly since the 2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E also debuted with big price increases, albeit a few updates as well.

We’ll have more on the Mach-E soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Mustang Mach-E news and comprehensive Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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Comments

  1. Richgossman

    The Ford Options Plan has a $2000 rebate and 4.49% interest available until 1/3/2023

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    1. pat

      Are the special orders from earlier price protected at the rate on the day of order versus day of delivery ?

      Reply
  2. Shayna

    We just bought our son’s Toyota ICE vehicle with 2.9%. Two of our local Ford dealers said EV sales are falling short of expectations, but that Super Duty orders are through the roof ever since the order bank opened end of November.

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    1. RWFA

      Oh hi female commenter.

      Why didn’t you say that Toyota refused to invest in BEV and was a monster profit machine now? That’s a key part of the formula, isn’t it?

      Even though you add the part about dealers telling you BEV is not selling (despite all proof to the contrary) you seem off script.

      Reply
  3. Luther

    THE FORD MACH-E SHOULD JUST EVAPORATE……..
    NOTHING MORE…
    NOTHING LESS……..

    Reply
  4. Brew

    I was a rollover order from MY22 to MY23. When I ordered it Ford offered a 2.49% interest rate. When I picked it up a few weeks ago they didn’t honor the finance incentive and doubled my interest rate to 4.99% and a regional discount for $2k disappeared. Over the life of the loan, it will cost me an additional $6k. As a long-term Ford customer, this leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

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