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When Driving is about Lifestyle, Car Life Nation is the Answer

When Driving is about Lifestyle, Car Life Nation is the Answer

A close up of a white 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E Ice White Edition is shown leaving a Ford Mach-E dealership.

Ford Mustang Mach-E: The Perfect Way to Fill an Empty Nest

So you’ve worked hard all your life; you’ve got a good job, you raised your kids well, and now they’re off to college, working their own jobs, or simply figuring out their lives. All of this means you suddenly find yourself with a lot more time, space, and money to play with – you’ve done the work, and now it’s time to enjoy yourself. Whether you’ve already retired or it’s coming up in the next decade or so, this is the perfect time to head to a Ford Mach-E dealership to see everything this impressive new EV has to offer.

But maybe you don’t believe me – maybe you think I’m just shoveling the latest and greatest at you because I have nothing better to do with my time. To be honest, I don’t blame you; there’s plenty of content out there that’s just meant to sell you something you don’t want. But let’s be real: if you don’t already want the Ford Mustang Mach-E, then that probably means you haven’t taken a good look at it. As soon as you check out everything it has to offer, it becomes clear that this is the perfect vehicle for starting the next chapter in your life.

Electric Range and Performance

Whether you’ve realized it yet or not, you’ve got a tremendous amount of freedom in selecting your next vehicle. Since you don’t have to worry about taking your kids everywhere and handling everything they need, you can choose a vehicle that you want, that’s perfect for what you need. This is where a lot of guys go nuts and buy a sports car, then everyone rolls their eyes and talks about a “midlife crisis,” and that guy ignores them and enjoys his two-door dream-come-true. But here’s the thing: that sports car might be a lot of fun to drive, but it’s not all that practical, even when you’re enjoying your newly empty nest.

“Practical” doesn’t have to mean boring – you want to get something that you’ll have a blast in, but that still works for what you need. If you’re still driving to and from work every day, going out to enjoy the weekend, and even planning a road trip for your next vacation (you and your partner deserve a chance to get away and enjoy yourselves), then you need something that can handle everything you want to do. And this is where the impressive all-electric design of the Ford Mustang Mach-E really shines.

There are different options for the battery and motor configuration you can choose, getting you anywhere from 211 miles to 305 miles of range from a full charge. Every model supports DC Fast Charging, which is perfect for long road trips, as well as easy Level 1 and Level 2 charging at home. But don’t think that means it’s frumpy or boring – yeah, the Mach-E is a four-door crossover, but it’s clearly designed to live up to the Mustang name.

Choose the GT Performance Edition, and you’ll enjoy an advanced motor system with electric AWD and a monstrous combination of 480 hp and 634 lb-ft of instant torque. If you’ve never been in a high-end EV, then get ready for performance like you’ve never felt before. I’m talking 0 to 60 in just 3.5 seconds while you enjoy a spacious and luxurious interior (that’s a second faster than the V8 Mustang). After an hour of driving this beauty, you’ll be wondering where it’s been all your life.

The front dashboard and infotainment screen of a 2022 Ford Mustang Mache-E is shown with an ocean view.

 

Plenty of Room Inside

Speaking of that spacious interior, since this is a crossover model, it has plenty of room inside that’s perfect for a shopping trip, long road trips, or anything else you want to do. Behind the rear seats, you get nearly 30 cu. ft. of cargo space, and if you fold the back seats down, then you get almost 60 cu. ft. of total cargo volume behind the front row. No matter what you’re into, whether you like packing up and hitting the road, enjoy going camping on the weekends, or like to do some tailgating in the fall, the Mustang Mach-E is up for it.

The Perfect Machine for Playing 18 Holes

If you’re anything like me, as soon as you read how much rear space there is in the Mustang Mach-E, you started picturing how many golf bags you could fit in there. This is a great option if you like to pick up your friends, toss your bags in the rear, and head to the links for the afternoon. Your buddy with a Corvette might think he’s hot, but as soon as your friends go for a ride in this electric beauty, they’ll know who made the right choice.

Oh, and did I mention the front trunk? No? Well, it offers another 4.8 cu. ft. of storage space that’s water-resistant, washable, and features a drain. Now, I’m not telling you to load it up with ice and beers to enjoy on the turn before the back nine or after playing a full 18, but if you choose to do that, then I certainly don’t blame you. If you’re playing in the spring or fall, then you can easily toss your muddy shoes in here after your round and rinse it out when you get home.

A silver z2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E is shown from the side on a highway by a lake.

Advanced Tech that’s Easy to Use

I don’t have to tell you that technology is everywhere these days; from smartphones and TVs to smart refrigerators and washer/dryer combos – everything seems to be “smart” now. The reality is that some of that tech is great and really does make your devices and electronics easier to use, but not all of it. Do you really need a refrigerator that you can access using your phone? I know I don’t – it’s flashy, but kind of pointless.

The technology in the Mustang Mach-E, on the other hand, was clearly thought out by people who actually know what you want as a driver. For starters, there’s a massive 15.5-inch infotainment display that looks great and makes it easy to follow navigation directions, play your music, and handle anything else you need. That’s paired with a 10-inch digital cluster for you that displays all of the information you need, including your speed, safety and mechanical alerts, and much more. Every model comes with a wireless charging pad so you can keep your phone charged easily, along with enhanced voice recognition and navigation.

Those are just the starting features, and the tech goes way beyond that if you like to really stay connected. For example, pair your phone with your vehicle, and as you approach, the Mach-E will recognize you and start to illuminate as a greeting – it will automatically adjust the seats, mirror, stereo, and other options just the way you like them. You can use your phone to start the vehicle, lock or unlock the doors, even roll the windows up and down or open the rear liftgate. You can also set up separate profiles for you and your significant other, so you’ll never have to worry about the driver’s seat being too close to the wheel again.

It’s Time to Go For a Drive

If you’re like me and you enjoy listening to music while going for a drive, then there’s an available B&O sound system that includes nine speakers plus a subwoofer for an amazing audio experience. There are a huge number of standard safety features in every model, including auto high-beams, blind-spot detection and alerts, automatic emergency braking, and much more. Perhaps best of all, you can also get Ford’s new BlueCruise technology in the Mustang Mach-E, which is their semi-autonomous driving tech that is already compatible with more than 100,000 miles of roads in North America. I’d certainly like to enjoy hands-free highway driving on my next long road trip, how about you?

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