Now that Ford’s (F) Mach-E SUV is here, consumers need to make the decision on whether or not they want to buy the all-electric Mustang-inspired SUV. While Ford is banking on high demand for the EV, it is still up to consumers if they will accept and eventually purchase the vehicle. Here are a few things to know before reserving the Mach-E.

Configurations

The Mach-E comes in five configurations – the GT, Select, Premium, First Edition, and California Route 1. The GT and Premium models are designed for performance while the Select configuration is considered the base model.

The First Edition, as the name suggests, is offered in a limited quantity and includes three exterior colors, “unique interior contrast stitching, First Edition scuff plates, brushed aluminum pedals and red brake calipers.” The California Route 1 version is designed for extended driving range.

Buyers of the Mach-E can also opt for rear- or all-wheel-drive as well as an extended battery option. This is in addition to the myriad of package options, paint colors, and interior styling options. A GT Performance Edition is also in the works by Ford and set for release at a later date.

Price

Price on the Mach-E varies depending on the configuration. The Select version comes in at a starting price of $43,895 while the top-end GT has a $60,500 price tag. The Premium model of the all-electric SUV will cost buyers $50,600, while the First Edition is priced at $59,900. The California Route 1 model starts at $52,400.

Power

Power on the Mach-E was designed to offer plenty of performance in the EV. The all-electric SUV is offered with a few different horsepower and torque ratings, depending on model configuration. The GT model has the most power at an estimated 459 horsepower and 612 pounds- per-feet of torque.

The Select version of the Mach-E offers 225 horsepower and 306 to 417 pounds-per-feet of torque, depending on whether rear- or all-wheel-drive is selected. The California Route 1 has 282 horsepower and 306 pounds-per-feet of torque.

Mid-range power is produced from the Premium and First Edition Mach-E models. The Premium will develop 255 to 282 horsepower and 306 to 417 pounds-per-feet of torque, depending on rear- or all-wheel drive selection. The First Edition Mach-E will offer 332 horsepower and 417 pounds-per-feet of torque.

Driving Range

Driving range on the Mach-E varies by model, with most achieving up to 300 miles on a single battery charge. The GT has 250-mile driving range while the First Edition offers 270 miles. The Premium model has a driving range of 210 to 300 miles, depending on drive and battery option. The California Route 1 version of the Mach-E has a 300-mile driving capacity, and the Select model will drive 210 to 230 miles, depending on whether rear- or all-wheel-drive is specified.

Acceleration

Speed is also a factor for the Mach-E, and model configuration will make a difference in how fast the SUV can accelerate to 60 mph. The Select model can hit 60 mph in the mid-five second range while the California Route 1 will reach 60 mph in the mid-six second range.

The Premium variation of the Mach-E will accelerate to 60 mph in the mid-five to mid-six second range, depending on options, while the First Edition model will reach zero-to-60 mph in the mid-five second range.

Faster acceleration is found with the GT model, which can hit 60 mph in the under-four second range.

Reservations

Reservations for the Mach-E are being taken now on the Ford website. For $500, buyers can reserve their own all-electric Mach-E SUV. Configurable details can be decided closer to delivery, which is expected in late 2020 or early 2021, depending on model.

Shares of Ford stock were down 0.75% as of 3:10 p.m. EST on Friday.

Mach-E-Red-Front3-4 Mustang Mach-E front three-quarter exterior Photo: Ford Motor Company