Mercedes EQA review

Category: Electric car

Section: Introduction

Available fuel types:electric
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Introduction

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The Mercedes EQA is like that colleague who wears a full suit-and-tie for a video conference call, even though everyone else is in a dressing gown and pyjamas.

You see, there are now a whole host of impressive small electric cars to choose from, but very few of them have a posh badge. So, while electric vehicles (EVs) like the Kia e-Niro and Volkswagen ID.3 are certainly praise-worthy, they might not appeal to the same crowd as those lured in by the glitzy gravitational pull of the three-pointed star.

But beyond its premium image, what does the EQA bring to the table? Well it’s based on the Mercedes GLA – a fossil fuel-powered family SUV. But Mercedes’ engineers have yanked the engine from under the bonnet and reworked the car into a fully electric SUV, with a 66.5kWh battery that promises up to 263 miles from a full charge.

A few exterior styling tweaks mark it out from the GLA, such as the light bars that stretch across the front and the rear of the car, as well as the black plastic fascia that covers the grille. Inside, though, it’s near enough a carbon copy. Problem? Absolutely not. The GLA has an outstanding interior that, transposed into the EQA, stands a very good chance of challenging the very best in the electric car world.

The Mercedes EQA is similar in size to the Volvo XC40 Recharge, with both models occupying the middle ground between other small electric cars like the e-Niro and ID.3, and large electric cars such as the Ford Mustang Mach-E and Tesla Model 3. Price-wise, it’s closer to those bigger rivals, and if it delivers a cut-price, downsized alternative to the more expensive Audi E-tron and Jaguar I-Pace, this could be a real watershed moment for Mercedes’ venture into the EV world. 

To find out if it is, read on. We’ll tell you exactly how good the Mercedes EQA is, and which version you should go for if you decide to buy one. And for a great saving without any effort whatsoever, our New Car Buying service is just a click away.

At a glance

Number of trims2 see more
Available fuel types Which fuel is best for you? electric
Avaliable doors options5
Warranty3 years / No mileage cap
Company car tax at 20% (min/max)£87 / £102
Company car tax at 40% (min/max)£174 / £204

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