Passenger & boot space
How it copes with people and clutter
Up front in the Mercedes EQA, all drivers will have enough space for comfort, even with the optional panoramic sunroof.
The door pockets are big enough for a 500ml bottle of water, and there are two suitably deep cupholders in front of the infotainment touchpad. A decent glovebox, a handy cubby at the base of the dashboard and some storage under the centre armrest complete the list of stowage spaces.
Unfortunately, the EQA disappoints when it comes to boot capacity. At 340 litres, it has 100 litres less volume than the Mercedes GLA that it’s based on, and is in fact a similar size to that of the Renault Zoe (338-litre), which is a much smaller EV. Its closer rivals the e-Niro and XC40 boast 451 litres and 452 litres of storage respectively, and the Ford Mustang Mach E a whopping 502 litres.
The EQA claws some points back by having no loading lip to get in the way when hauling things into and out of the back, and the small amount of underfloor storage available should suffice for a charging cable or two. However, even though this is effectively a GLA without an engine, don’t imagine that Mercedes has turned that empty engine bay into extra storage space; unlike the Tesla Model 3, there is no additional boot at the front.