Whereas consumers in search of an electrical crossover have an abundance of choices to select from, for a long-time these chasing after a bigger electrical SUV have solely had one actual choice – the Tesla Mannequin X. That mentioned, the full-sized electrical SUV phase is lastly heating up, and the long-dominant Mannequin X is now going through some severe competitors.
The Mercedes EQS SUV, which was launched late final 12 months, has its sights set straight on the Mannequin X. Just like the Mannequin X, it provides seating for as much as seven and begins at round $100,000. Nevertheless, construct high quality and luxurious particulars are the place it could get its edge.
YouTuber Kim Java, a Mannequin X proprietor, lately reviewed an EQS SUV. Whereas the EQS SUV’s exterior has acquired criticism from many, Kim was largely proud of it. She praised the grill design, LED headlight strip, and sensible operating boards.
Inside she appreciated the posh really feel of the EQS SUV. The ventilated leather-based seats supply excellent consolation, in the meantime, street noise is minimal. Massaging capabilities, seat pillows, and a sunroof all add to the expertise. Moreover, at evening the ambient lighting provides a premium really feel. There’s additionally loads of rear legroom. One main draw back of the EQS SUV is the dearth of a entrance trunk, with general cupboard space being extra corresponding to the Mannequin Y than the X.
The EQS SUV’s infotainment is responsive and provides loads of helpful options. Kim discovered the EQS’ driver help know-how to be excellent and on par with Tesla’s Autopilot. In the meantime, the rear-wheel steering makes parking in tight areas a lot simpler.
In real-world driving, Kim discovered the EQS’s vary was just like that of the X (round 270-300 miles). The Mannequin X can cost marginally sooner than the EQS SUV and is considerably faster from 0-60 miles per hour. That mentioned, Kim discovered the EQS 450’s 5.8 second 0-60 mph time to be greater than fast sufficient.
Kim concluded that the EQS SUV was a compelling alternative for these chasing after a luxurious electrical SUV. She said that she would select it over her Mannequin X supplied it had entry to the Tesla Supercharger Community, which it should from 2024 onwards.