Used Mercedes EQC 2019-present review

Category: Large Electric

Section: Advice for buyers

Mercedes EQC interior
  • Mercedes-Benz EQC front three quarters
  • Mercedes EQC infotainment
  • Mercedes EQC interior
  • Mercedes EQC boot
  • Mercedes EQC driving
  • Mercedes EQC rear corner
  • Mercedes EQC driving
  • Mercedes EQC rear seats
  • Mercedes-Benz EQC front three quarters
  • Mercedes EQC infotainment
  • Mercedes EQC interior
  • Mercedes EQC boot
  • Mercedes EQC driving
  • Mercedes EQC rear corner
  • Mercedes EQC driving
  • Mercedes EQC rear seats

Advice for buyers

What should I look for in a used Mercedes EQC 4x4?

Make sure that any of the charge cables supplied with your potential purchase are in good condition and actually work, because they can be quite expensive to replace.

Other than that, you should make all the regular used car checks, such as seeing whether there's any damage to the bumpers and bodywork, examining the alloy wheels for serious kerb damage, and making sure the interior hasn't been trashed by the rigours of family life.

Defective bolt in the front axle

Early examples manufactured until 6 October 2019 may have a defective bolt in the front axle that isn't as durable as it should be. Speak with your Mercedes dealer for further information because this will need to be inspected by a technician to prevent issues in the future.

Seat backrest lock

The backrest lock of some EQC's constructed between 24 January 2020 and 9 March 2020 has been found to be defective. Speak to your Mercedes dealer to find out if your car is one of the ones affected by this recall.

Mercedes EQC rear seats

Is a used Mercedes EQC 4x4 reliable?

The EQC didn't feature in our most recent What Car? Reliability Survey, but Mercedes as a brand only managed a 26th place result out of 31 manufacturers.

The battery pack is backed up by a separate eight-year or 100,000 mile warranty which is the same as you'll get with a Jaguar I-Pace or Audi E-tron.