Watch the Ford Mustang Mach-E Oversteer and Understeer in Moose Test

In spite of sharing its name with the ultra-popular pony car, the Ford Mustang Mach-E has nothing in common with it. Also, despite being marketed as a rather sporty model, it’s not the first choice when it comes to driving on a twisty road, regardless of the configuration.
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You see, the Ford Mustang Mach-E is an electric vehicle, and it comes with the obvious weight penalties of such a ride. It is also quite tall, which doesn’t exactly go hand-in-hand with sporty driving characteristics.

As a result, it failed to pass the moose test conducted by Km77. The Spanish YouTube channel found it tricky to keep the Mustang Mach-E in between the cones during the evasive maneuver. For one, the back end has the tendency to skid when pushed to the limits, and understeer then kicks in, making it very challenging to return to the initial lane after avoiding the imaginary obstacle in the middle of the road.

The best entry speed achieved by Km77 in the American zero-emission crossover was 71 kph (44 mph), or 6 kph (4 mph) below the minimum. The tires, a set of 225/55R19 Continental PremiumContact 6, didn’t help it at all, according to the team behind the test, who reckons that it would have been “very hard to do better”. The ESC does kick in, but when it does, it is barely noticeable, they added.

The result is comparable to the 2022 Hyundai Tucson and new-gen Suzuki Jimny, both of which managed to stay away from the cones at a maximum entry speed of 71 kph (44 mph).

Its tail-happy nature is also visible in the slalom test. However, it can be kept in check by simply lowering the speed, so it shouldn't worry drivers. Keep pushing it, though, and it will eventually understeer, as demonstrated on film down below.

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About the author: Cristian Gnaticov
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After a series of unfortunate events put an end to Cristian's dream of entering a custom built & tuned old-school Dacia into a rally competition, he moved on to drive press cars and write for a living. He's worked for several automotive online journals and now he's back at autoevolution after his first tour in the mid-2000s.
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