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2021 Mercedes-Benz EQC electric Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Updated on: November 19, 2020

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Showcased for the first time at the Paris Motor Show, the 2021 Mercedes-Benz EQC is a 5-door compact electric luxury SUV that was revealed in the year 2018. Making a milestone in the history of the Mercedes-Benz brand, the EQC is the first of the EQ product lineup (Standing for “Electric Intelligence”). The first fully-electric SUV from Mercedes shares its platform with Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class and challenge for the top spot in the luxury EV segment. With the price ranging from $67,900 to $76,620, the 2021 EQC targets a total of 279 miles of the pure electric range and sporty characteristics of an all-wheel-drive vehicle. Delivering 402 hp and 561 lb-ft of torque, this Mercedes electric SUV has the ability to fast-charge from 10 to 80 percent in 40 minutes, while sprinting from 0-60 mph in quick 4.8 seconds.

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Mercedes-Benz EQC's sophisticated exterior styling combines the look of a crossover SUV with the sleek silhouette of a sports coupe. Step inside the cabin, drivers will be surrounded by groundbreaking technology features including the Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) system for seamless access to your favorite multimedia. Some buyers might vary of the EQC's range which comes up short of Tesla Model X but the EV SUV can help you get the most miles out of every charge. Mercedes has taken steps to improve efficiency - Switch the EQC to Eco mode for lifting off for maximum efficiency in certain situations and the car can also automatically adjust regenerative braking levels. It is an attractive pick for luxury-SUV buyers with a concern for the environment.

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Pros

Quieter and minimally luxurious than the GLC-Class its based on

Impressive damping in the cabin apart from the silent powertrain

Cutting-edge infotainment and safety features

Good driving range with a dedicated Extended mode

Cons

Limited off-road capability

Low cargo volume, courtesy of the battery pack

Exterior design is a bit bland for the buzz it wants to create

Jumpy diving dynamics

What's New?

2021 EQC is an all-new 5 seater fully electric luxury SUV from the Mercedes-Benz


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Features

vehicle bio

base price

$67900

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

top speed

112 mph

drivetrain

AWD

engine type

displacement

80 kWh Li-Ion battery

horsepower

402 hp

torque

561 lb-ft

transmission

1-Speed Automatic

chassis

frame type

Unibody

suspension front

Independent front multi-link suspension

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

14.17/14.17

dimensions

wheelbase

113.1 in.

length

187.4 in.

width

74.2 in.

height

63.9 in.

curb weight

5346 lbs.

ground clearance

5.1 in.

capacity

cargo volume

18.6 cu ft.

towing capacity

3070 lbs.

payload capacity

1135 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

4.9 sec.

braking (70-0 mph)

108 ft.

fuel economy

ev range

279 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50,000 mi.

ev battery warranty

8 yr./ 100,000 mi.


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2021 Mercedes-Benz EQC electric in Alpine White color
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Ratings

Features

9.9

Engine And Performance

8.0

Fuel Economy

9.9

Interior

9.0

Exterior

8.0

Safety

9.0

Final Verdict

8.8

8.9

OVERALL RATING

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Trims and Configurations

MSRP


2021 Mercedes-Benz EQC electric Base

Base

power
TBD
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
14 combined

$67,900


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (electric DD) Starting at $67,900 MSRP (11/14/18) Electric, Premium unleaded (required)
Single-speed Automatic all wheel drive 5

Expert Review

8.9

Overall Rating


With a stylish design, high-class performance, quiet and comfortable ride, excellent efficiency, and a spacious cabin, the Mercedes-Benz EQC has already become a popular choice in its segment. The first electric offering from Mercedes-Benz is has a lot of impressive features and manages to stay afloat among the well-versed bunch of EVs out there. It is making a rather late entry into the electric buzz but has the brawn to still tackle the likes of Teslas.

While it might not offer radical looks like some of its rivals, it is sure to score high on luxury as well as practicality. The 2021 Mercedes-Benz will compete with the likes of Tesla Model X, Audi e-Tron, and Jaguar I-PACE. Being an EV is sure has its perks, but as it's built on the same platform as its gasoline counterpart, the GLC-Class, it also comes with a few downsides as well.


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9.9/10
Features

8.0/10
Engine and Performance

9.9/10
Fuel Economy

9.0/10
Interior

8.0/10
Exterior

9.0/10
Safety

8.8/10
Final Verdict


2021 Mercedes-Benz EQC electric Features

9.9/10

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz EQC will be available in three different trims: Progressive, Premium, and Advanced. All three trims come with the same electric drivetrain along with the same 80kWh lithium-ion battery pack. The aspect that changes among them is the feature listing that progressively increases as we go up the ladder. The price of the 2021 Merc EQC starts from an MSRP of $67,900 for EQC Progressive and goes upto $76,620 for the EQC Advanced. The only differences among these trims are in terms of luxury, comfort, technology, and safety features that help it stay tight knitted in terms of pricing.

Moreover, all the trims get the same electric 4Matic AWD System. Unlike the other rivals in this segment, there is a very slight increase in the price of the higher trims. However, Mercedes-Benz has made sure that there is trim for every customer that walks into its dealership. There aren't any add-on packages for the EQC as Mercedes-Benz has made effort to fill each of the trims up well.

Model

Progressive

Premium

Advanced

MSRP(AWD)

$67,900

$72,270

$76,620

Key Features

80 kWh Li-ion Battery Pack

AMG Line Exterior Package

Driver Assistance Package

 

3-Phase Asynchronous Dual Motors with Intelligent 4Matic AWD

Surround-View Camera

>Heated and Ventilated Front Seats with Memory

 

MBUX Infotainment System

Aluminum Running Boards

AMG Line Interior Package

 

Dual 10.25-inch Touchscreens with Voice Control

Wireless Phone Charging with NFC Pairing

Pre-Safe Plus Package

 

Nappa Leather upholstery

 

Route-Based Speed Adaptation

 

19-inch Twin 5-spoke Aero Wheels

   

The Progressive trim is the base model offered by the manufacturer and is the most values for money buy among the three trims. It gets more or less all the standard features and has plenty of optional packages for the buyers.

The next one is the Premium trim that is priced at $72,270 and comes with a few extra features as compared to the base trim. Lastly, the most expensive EQC model is the Advanced trim, priced at $76,620 that gets an upgrade in the number of interior and exterior features.


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2021 Mercedes-Benz EQC electric Maintenance, Reliability and Warranty

Since EQC was first introduced in 2019 and came into the market as the 2020 model, it has not been rated by J.D. Power for its reliability. However, Mercedes-Benz GLC, the car on which EQC is based, has received a quite satisfactory reliability score from J.D. Power. The 2021 GLC has got an overall score of 80 out of 100 and it is expected that EQC will only better the ratings.

Further in 2019, J.D. Power awarded Mercedes with two awards - J.D. Power Quality Award and J.D. Power Performance Award. However, in the 2020 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study by J.D. Power, Mercedes-Benz is placed at the 22nd position, which is far below the industry average. According to the 2020 Consumer Reports for reliability, Mercedes-Benz occupies the 21st position in the list of most reliable brands.

What are the Reliability Ratings and Ownership Cost of the Mercedes-Benz EQC?

Mercedes-Benz EQC is priced at a much lower rate than its competitors. Moreover, the company car tax is very low thus, you do not have to pay a hefty sum of money in order to buy it. Moreover, the insurance coverage of Mercedes EQC is impressive and falls under the insurance group 50. Just like any other purely electric cars, it is free of any sort of road tax. Till now, the 2020 model has been recalled twice due to some issues regarding the electric drivetrain of the SUV.

However, the issues have been solved and there are no further recalls. We expect the 2021 model to be more polished with no such issues.  In terms of the ownership costs, on an average, you will have to shell out nearly $64,712 in 5 years when you buy a brand new Mercedes-Benz EQC. Mercedes-Benz has not announced any complimentary scheduled maintenance but we expect some additional packages when it arrives in the US market.

What is the Warranty Coverage with the 2021 Mercedes-Benz EQC?

Mercedes offers a number of warranty plans for its customers. Based on the general Mercedes warranty, EQC is expected to get a standard limited warranty of 4 years or 50,000 miles, a drivetrain warranty of 4 years or 50,000 miles and a warranty of 8 years or 100,000 miles for electric components. However, it does not get any complimentary scheduled maintenance as well as any roadside assistance.

Criteria

Period

Standard limited warranty

4 years or 50,000 miles

Drivetrain warranty

4 years or 50,000 miles

Electric components assurance

8 years or 100,000 miles

Mercedes offers a three-year/unlimited-mileage warranty on all its new cars, while the EQC’s batteries are warrantied for eight years or 100,000 miles. Mercedes will also replace or refurbish the 80kWh lithium-ion batteries if they fall to below 70% of their as-new performance within that battery warranty period.

What will be the Miles Per Dollar Cost of the Mercedes-Benz EQC?

Considering that the electric charge costs 11 cents per KWh, then the cost to drive the Mercedes-Benz EQC for 100,000 miles will be around $4,100. This means that the car is capable of going 24 miles per dollar which is quite good for a car of its size.


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2021 Mercedes-Benz EQC electric Buying Advice

If you are willing to buy the 2021 Mercedes-Benz EQC but unable to decide which trim to buy, you can go for the base trim, which is the Progressive trim, which is priced at $67,900. It is the most value-for-money EQC model, with more or less all the desired features present as standard. Mercedes-Benz EQC has not been crash-tested yet but it is expected that the car will perform excellently in the reliability as well as safety crash tests. You also get tax benefits due to the car being an electric SUV.

Is buying a used Mercedes-Benz EQC a good idea?

The Mercedes-Benz EQC was released in the European market in 2019. The 2021 model is just the second model of EQC and it has not received any drastic changes from the manufacturers. It is completely based on its previous year's model with similar drivetrain options. Only a few interior and exterior changes have been made. So even if you get your hands on an imported piece of this EV, you are in luck as the features are the same. And moreover, most Used Mercedes-Benz cars are well in retaining their value over time.

2021 Mercedes-Benz EQC electric Engine and Performance

8.0/10

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz EQC comes with a pair of electric motors, comprising of a lithium-ion battery pack. It gets a 150-kW 3-phase Asynchronous motor that can deliver a power of 402 hp and a torque of 561 lb-ft. The one-speed direct-drive transmission along with the 4Matic AWD system transmits the power equally among all the four wheels. Since it is a single-speed gear, you do not have to worry about changing shifts.

Moreover, the AWD system has been specially designed to keep a track of the driving conditions and to adjust the power accordingly between the front and rear wheels such that there is maximum stability. Apart from all these, EQC also gets a Torque Vectoring System that is supposed to manage the right balance between the right and the left wheels so that the driving experience gets better.

The battery of Mercedes-Benz EQC takes 10 hours to get charged from 10 percent to 100 percent. However, it takes only 40 minutes to get the battery charged to 80 percent by using the standard DC fast-charger. It offers various types of driving modes: Comfort, Eco, Max Range, Sport, and Individual. The EQC tow rating is 3,070 lbs with a maximum payload of 1,135 pounds which is one of the best in its class.

Model

2021 Mercedes-Benz EQC Progressive

2021 Tesla Model X 

2021 Audi e-Tron

2021 Jaguar I-PACE

MSRP

$67,900

$84,990

$74,800

$69,500

Engine

Dual 3-Phase Asynchronous Motors

Dual Electric Motors

Dual Coaxial Asynchronous Electric Motor

Dual Electric Motors

Drivetrain

AWD

AWD

AWD

AWD

Transmission

Single-Speed Automatic

Single-Speed Automatic

Single-Speed Automatic

Concentric SIngle-Speed Automatic

Power

402 hp

518 hp

402 hp

394 hp

Torque

561 lb-ft

487 lb-ft

490 lb-ft

512 lb-ft

Among the rivals, Mercedes-Benz EQC and Audi e-Tron get the same output of 402 hp. Tesla Model X comes with the highest power output in this segment with 518 hp which also shows in its performance. With a real-world range of around 200 miles per charge, that works out at less than 30% of the fuel costs of an equivalent high-performance diesel SUV.

What's the 2021 Mercedes-Benz EQC's 0-60 mph Acceleration Time and Braking Performance?

With such athletic motors, the buyers must expect that EQC will get an impressive and lively acceleration. In reality, the manufacturers have tried to blend comfort with athleticism and as a result, the car gets a decent acceleration with just 4.8 seconds 0-60 mph time. It's not uninspiring, as the electric surge helps it have all of the 561 lb-ft of torque on tap that makes for a very linear yet notably gripping experience.

It gets a top speed of 112 mph that is more than satisfactory in this segment. It is also to be noted that this Mercedes's electric SUV weighs in at a staggering 5346 pounds which is about 1200 pounds heavier than the standard GLC-Class. Keeping the curb weight in mind, braking is surprisingly stern. But it has its downside as the regenerative braking system fiddles with the natural braking tendency and need some working around to getting used to. The bite is commendable but, comes in too late and is not suitable for athletic driving situations.

Model

2021 Mercedes-Benz EQC Progressive

2021 Tesla Model X 

2021 Audi e-Tron

2021 Jaguar I-PACE

0-60 MPH

4.8 secs

4.4 secs

5.5 secs

4.0 secs

Quarter Mile

N/A

13.8 secs

14.1 secs

12.6 secs

Top Speed

112 MPH

120 MPH

124 MPH

124 MPH

60-0 MPH

106 ft.

128 ft.

112 ft.

N/A 

Compared to its rivals, the acceleration and top speed should have been slightly improved. Jaguar I-Pace gets the best acceleration in this segment with just 4.0 seconds to reach 60 mph and Tesla Model X comes second in this segment with 4.4 seconds to reach 60 mph. The top speed of the rivals is also better than Mercedes EQC. However, in terms of braking performance, Mercedes EQC performs the best among the rivals.

How good are the 2021 Mercedes-Benz EQC's Handling and Driving Dynamics?

In general, electric vehicles are known widely for their impressively low center of gravity and flickable dynamics. But that is not exactly the case here. Firstly it is a shared platform that was created in line with the gasoline engine performance characteristics. Mercedes has worked on it to convert it into an electric powerhouse and so the whole package is not something that goes all well together. It, simply put, is a very calm and composed machine.

The battery pack, unlike its competitors, is not that low kept and this increases its center of gravity that has adverse effects in terms of handling. Sharp cornering is jiggly and yon feel the car rollover. The 4-wheel torque vectoring is cool but the suspension setup doesn't go in line with the vectoring technique as it suffers from notable understeer under extreme driving conditions. Not quite the enthusiastic ride, we suppose. 


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2021 Mercedes-Benz EQC electric Fuel Economy

9.9/10

The total range offered by the 80kWh lithium-ion battery in 2021 EQC is competitive, targeting an all-electric driving range of 279 miles on a full charge. Though EPA-estimates aren't out yet, the Mercedes EQC's MPG is estimated at 75 MPGe combined, city mileage of 80 MPGe, and highway mileage of 70 MPGe. Keeping the immense curb weight in mind, these figures are actually impressive and can easily get you to do your daily chores and weekend drives.. 

While the range of the SUV is decent in its class, the MPGe figure is on the lower side. With a real-world range expected around 200 miles per charge, it works out to around 30% less than the fuel costs of an equivalent high-performance SUV. Moreover, to compensate for the dwindled MPGe figures, Mercedes has equipped the EQC with various energy saving solutions including a Driving mode called Max Range that is focused at maximizing range.

Model

2021 Mercedes-Benz EQC Progressive

2021 Tesla Model X 

2021 Audi e-Tron

2021 Jaguar I-PACE

MPG (City)

80

94

74

80

MPG (Highway)

70

90

73

72

MPG (Combined)

75

92

74

76

All-Electric Range 

279 miles (est.)

257 miles

204 miles

234 miles

Though some of the competitors offer better-combined mileages and range than EQC, The Mercedes EV still is competitive in terms of practicality and value for the money. The Tesla X gets the most impressive combined mileage of 92 MPGe with a city mileage of 94 MPGe and highway mileage of 90 MPGe.

2021 Mercedes-Benz EQC electric Interior

9.0/10

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz EQC gets a state-of-art cabin that is luxurious and is more attractive than its rivals. Mercedes certainly garners more thumb up for EQC's interiors, more than Tesla. With an exquisite design and top-quality materials, the interior is one of the most striking features of this electric car. It gets 12-way power-adjustable front seats along with 3 memory settings. The Advanced trim offers standard multi-level heated and ventilated front and rear seats. There is plenty of interior space which is impressive given the jacked-up interior layout and its sloping roofline.

The Mercedes-Benz EQC's interior looks gorgeous with premium leather or Alcantara upholstery that also covers the panels and the dashboard. There is also an AMG interior package available as an option, that will offer aluminum pedals as well as a metal finish surrounding the dashboard. There will be all-season floor mats as per your choice of colors. It gets a total cargo space of 18.6 cubic feet. It does not get a hood storage compartment. When the second-row seats are folded, the cargo space is increased to 88 cubic feet.

Model

2021 Mercedes-Benz EQC Progressive

2021 Tesla Model X 

2021 Audi e-Tron

2021 Jaguar I-PACE

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Head/ Shoulder/ Leg) (in.)

41.4/ 57.2/ 40.8

41.7/ 60.7/ 41.2

39.8/ 58.6 /40.8

39.9/ 57.6/ 40.9

Rear Row (Head/ Shoulder/ Leg) (in.)

38.6/ 56.5/ 37.2

40.9/ 56.8/ 38.4

38.6/ 57.2/ 39.1

38.1/ 54.6/ 35.0

When compared to the competition, The EQC stays ahead of the bunch in terms of the front row seating but is held back in terms of the second-row comfort due to its sloping roofline and restrained width with all the added sound-deadening materials. Tesla scores high in the second row as it utilizes its gull-wing doors well for a sleeker construction and this wider seating space.

Notable interior features of the 2021 Mercedes-Benz EQC are:

  • Fine-Grain MB-Tex Upper Dash and Door Trim
  • Rose-Gold Air-Vent Fins
  • Natural Grain Black Ash Wood trim
  • Pre-Entry Climate Control
  • Power Tilt/Sliding Roof
  • Heated Power Side Mirrors
  • Keyless Entry and Ignition
  • Crystal Gray Seat Belts

What are the Infotainment Features in the 2021 Mercedes-Benz EQC?

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz EQC comes with an updated MBUX infotainment system along with the most modern technological features. It gets a standard Sirius XM satellite radio as well as a Burmester Sound System. Two 10.25-inch screens in the cabin, one for the instrument cluster and another one for the infotainment system look futuristic. The infotainment system is equipped with a touchpad that makes it easier to use instead of a central control knob.

The new MBUX infotainment system comes with a voice control technology that allows the driver and the passengers to control various functions of the car by giving commands. The SUV comes with 13 speakers and a 590-Watt 9-Channel amplifier. The car uses a new intelligent assist technology for improving care efficiency by letting the driver know the best times for coasting. The optimized navigation system guides the driver in taking the shortest route to the charging stations.

Other infotainment features in the 2021 EQC are:

  • MB Navigation complimentary for the first 3 years
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration
  • Inductive Wireless Charging with NFC Pairing
  • Hands-Free Bluetooth Interface
  • 5 USB Ports
  • AM/FM/HD Radio
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio
  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot

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2021 Mercedes-Benz EQC electric Exterior

8.0/10

Just like the other Mercedes-Benz SUVs, the images of the 2021 Mercedes-Benz EQC showcase a simple and traditional design with unmistakable Mercedes-looks. It gets a functional grille in the front along with a sweeping rear roofline. The rear taillights get slimmer than before and are now joined with the help of a single brake light uni-beam. It shares its platform and dimensions with the standard GLC-Class and thus has a lot of cues from it. Some critics highlight that EQC's rather bland look when put up against the futuristic looks of the Tesla Model X and the Audi e-Tron.

The differentiating exterior cues for this electric SUV from its gasoline donor is the front and rear fascia with quirky LED lighting layouts, that go across! The allows also look cool and brings in a bit of dramatic angle to it. But as an overall package, it does not try to look radically different in the name of being electric unlike some of its rivals. However, it also does not look old or aged in any way and offers quite a modern look. It sure does take some time getting used to but lacks the enthusiasm that is prevalent among its competitors.

Model

2021 Mercedes-Benz EQC Progressive

2021 Tesla Model X 

2021 Audi e-Tron

2021 Jaguar I-PACE

Curb Weight

5,346 lbs

5,307 lbs

5,476 lbs

4,784 lbs

Length 

187.4"

198.3"

193.0"

184.3"

Width

74.2"

81.5"

76.3"

79.1"

Height

63.9"

66.0"

65.5"

61.6"

Ground Clearance

5.1"

5.4"

6.9"

5.5"

Wheelbase

113.1"

116.7"

115.3"

117.7"

In terms of exterior dimensions, the Tesla Model X is the largest car in this segment with more cargo and passenger space. However, the shorter wheelbase of EQC results in nimble handling and stable ride, to an extent of course. On the other hand, the most handsome looking car, the Jaguar I-Pace, is also the smallest SUV in terms of physical dimensions, and thus sacrifices were made to balance things out.


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2021 Mercedes-Benz EQC electric Safety

9.0/10

The 2021 Mercedes EQC is fully loaded with the most advanced safety features. Though neither NHTSA nor IIHS has given any safety ratings to the car, it can be predicted that the car will get an impressive safety rating as the platform and the body is based on GLC, which got excellent safety ratings. So, expect the electric derivative to do good as well. Moreover, certain aspects like the lighting will be different and the EQC might score better with its more illuminated face.

It gets a pre-safe system that can detect a collision beforehand and make necessary changes within the car such as tightening the seatbelts, auto-locking the doors, and charging to make the passengers prepare for the crash. It also gets a Driver Attention Alert that uses more than 70 different parameters to determine whether the driver is drowsy or not. Apart from these, the other safety features present in the car are:

  • Dual-Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Airbags
  • Front Collision Warning with Automated Emergency Braking
  • Electronic Stability Control(ESC) with Roll Stability Control
  • Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist
  • ParkSense Front And Rear Parking Sensors
  • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
  • Blind Spot Monitoring System
  • Car-To-X Communication
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Side Impact beams
  • Pre-Safe System

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2021 Mercedes-Benz EQC electric Competition

2021 Mercedes-Benz EQC vs Tesla Model X

Firstly, Tesla Model X can be quoted as the best car in this segment. It is due to the fact that it was one of the first mass-producer of electric cars and well their bold move paid off well. However, EQC has outperformed Tesla Model X in various departments. Tesla sure has its fair share of quirks, but Mercedes-Benz is a much older manufacturer and sure knows what the consumers want better.

2021 Tesla Model X

Though Tesla comes with a more powerful engine and better acceleration, EQC provides a more comfortable ride. The infotainment system of EQC is up-to-date. However, Tesla offers more passenger and cargo space and gives you options regarding the battery of the vehicle. Simply put, Tesla is trying on defining itself as a more futuristic offering with all the autonomous tech and minimal layout, but the Merc is more of a more lively one, even among the EVs.

2021 Mercedes-Benz EQC vs Audi e-Tron

Audi offers a more spacious cabin with more cargo space. However, the engine specifications and acceleration of both cars are almost the same but the fuel economy of EQC is much better. Both these Germans are trying their hand in the electric space for their first time in the US and thus still have a lot of brushing up to do. But they do follow similar wavelengths in terms of performance, comfort, and experiences.

2021 Audi e-Tron

Both cars offer similar comfortability and ride quality. However, EQC gets more advanced technological features. Audi e-Tron is not far behind but it has a bit more complicated technology layout, that takes quite some time getting used to. Both these SUVs are bound to be pitched as worthy competitors for Tesla and it will be interesting to see how things fare out.

2021 Mercedes-Benz EQC Vs Jaguar I-Pace

Jaguar also wants the price of this electric cake and this has pitched in their very own I-Pace. It sure is a promising product from Great Britain but has a lot of sharpening to do considering the bunch it is going against. Jaguar sure has improved various aspect of the I-Pace since its inception but the likes of Mercedes-Benz EQC has a better edge here. 

2021 Jaguar I-Pace

Both cars are priced at similar rates. However, there is a large difference in the quality and features offered by cars. EQC outperforms I-Pace in every aspect such as comfort, mileage, and range, passenger space, charging time, etc. Jaguar performs better only in the segment of cargo space. It's an easy call for the Merc here, but Jaguar sure can bounce back as EVs are here to stay.

2021 Mercedes-Benz EQC electric Final Verdict

8.8/10

If you are willing to buy an all-electric luxury SUV, then the 2021 Mercedes-Benz EQC is a good consideration based on the value for money, competitive performance, and range along with Mercedes-Benz branded interior luxury. It puts the likes of Tesla on the edge, especially in terms of interior quality, luxury features, and infotainment system. The starting price of the 2021 EQC undercuts its rivals, not only this, the base model of the EV is well-equipped.

However, it does not attempt to do or offer anything radically different than its rivals. Hence, if you want a luxurious and spacious electric SUV which comes with a tag of one of the most trusted German names, then the 2021 Mercedes-Benz EQC is worth the wait. It is expected to hit the dealers in 2020.

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2021 Mercedes-Benz EQC Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Is the 2021 Mercedes-Benz EQC AWD?

Yes, the 2021 Mercedes-Benz EQC comes in AWD as a standard that can also work as an adaptive unit converting it into a 4WD system at will (Perks of having an electric powertrain).

How far can the 2021 Mercedes-Benz EQC go in a single charge?

Mercedes-Benz targets the 2021 EQC to travel for an impressive range of 279 miles on a single charge.

What is the top speed of the 2021 Mercedes-Benz EQC?

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz EQC has an electronically limited top speed of 112 MPH.

Does the 2021 Mercedes-Benz EQC have Fast Charging?

Yes, the 2021 Mercedes-Benz EQC is equipped with Fast Charging that can fully charge the battery pack in flat 40 minutes at 110 kW as compared to the standard time of 10 hours at 240 V.

What is the warranty on the 2021 Mercedes-Benz EQC?

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz EQC is packed with a wholesome warranty package that includes:

  • Standard Warranty for 4 years/ 50,000 miles; whichever comes earlier
  • Electric battery warranty for 8 years/ 100,000 miles; whichever comes earlier
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