Mercedes EQC review

Category: Large Electric

Section: Introduction

Available fuel types:electric
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RRP £65,720What Car? Target Price from£65,071
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Introduction

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The Mercedes EQC wasn't the first fully electric car to wear the three-pointed star (that was the A-Class E-Cell). However, it was the German brand’s first dedicated electric vehicle (EV) with no petrol or diesel versions on offer.

It was the first of what will eventually be many pure electric models that Mercedes is planning to launch over the next few years, under its EQ sub-brand. Put simply, if you have any lingering doubts about whether electric cars really are the future (or at least a big part of it), the fact that the big premium players are now in on the action should give you all the confidence you need to at least consider making the switch.

Indeed, the Mercedes EQC occupies a place in an increasingly competitive market, with rivals ranging from the similarly sized Audi E-tron, BMW iX3 and Jaguar I-Pace, to the larger and more expensive Tesla Model X. Or, if you’re not wedded to the idea of an SUV, the Audi E-tron GT and Tesla Model S are not a million miles away when it comes to price. 

In other words, you have a lot of choice when it comes to picking a luxury electric car. There’s no head-scratching when it comes to choosing an ‘engine’ for your EQC, though – the twin electric motors deliver more power (402bhp to be exact) than any Mercedes driver, with the possible exception of Lewis Hamilton, is ever likely to want.

But how does it square up against the competition in other key areas, such as its electric range, practicality, ride comfort and safety? Read on over the next few pages of this Mercedes EQC review to find out.

And if you decide to buy any new car, make sure you check how much you could save on the list price of your chosen make and model by heading over to the New Car Buying section of our website.

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)£131 / £149
Company car tax at 40% (min/max)£263 / £298

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