Il Ford Mustang Mach-E fared poorly during a recent “moose test” in Svezia, which simulates a vehicle’s ability to make quick evasive maneuvers if something steps in front of it on the road.
The evaluation was conducted by the Teknikens Värld news outlet using a Mustang Mach-E AWD Long Range and found that the vehicle was unable to negotiate the left-right turn at the benchmark speed of 72 km / h, o 44.7 mph, without losing some control and leaving the designated path. The testers chalked the issue up to the tuning of the Mach-E’s stability control system and thought its steering was too slow and its suspension too soft.
The maximum speed that the Mach-E could get through the course cleanly at was 42.3 mph, while a Hyundai Ioniq 5 had no trouble at the 44.7 mph speed.
A Tesla Model Y that was also tested set the fastest speed of 46.6 mph. Reporter Linus Projtz described the Tesla was “really good” and the Mach-E “really bad.”
The Mach-E did recently impress during a different track test in the U.S., where the Michigan State Police gave it a passing grade during its annual pursuit vehicle evaluations.
Ford doesn’t currently offer a police version of the Mach-E, but retail versions have been converted into patrol cars.
As far as safety is concerned, the Mach-E scored a second-best Top Safety Pick designation from IIHS, falling short of the Top Safety Pick+ only due to the performance of its headlights on some trims.