Mercedes EQV review

Category: MPV

Section: Interior

Available fuel types:electric
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RRP from£71,645

Interior

The interior layout, fit and finish

The driver’s seat in the Mercedes EQV is set quite high and offers an excellent view of the road ahead. Large side windows and door mirrors mean you can easily see what’s coming up alongside but the view behind isn’t quite so clear. The third row of seats hinders your vision through the rear screen. Fortunately, all models come with parking sensors (front and rear) plus a reversing camera (and a 360deg camera on the top two trims).

The driver gets a folding armrest and the seat feels comfortable, although it does not provide much side support when cornering. You can make plenty of adjustments to the seat and the steering wheel so it shouldn’t take long to find a comfy driving position.

Despite the humble commercial vehicle beginnings of the V-Class, the EQV’s dashboard is more like that of a limo than a bread van. Standard leather seat trim and lashings of chrome dotted around, along with faux leather across the dashboard, make it look and feel pleasingly smart inside. There are a few wobbly bits on the centre console so it won’t challenge the Audi E-tron for class-leading build quality, but it’s still good compared to most large electric cars.

The infotainment is top notch. Every EQV gets a 10.25in touchscreen system running Mercedes’ MBUX software. It’s one of the best set-ups out there. It has all the features you’d want (although entry-level Sport trim misses out on Apple CarPlay/Android Auto) and is very easy to use. You can control it through the touchscreen or using a trackpad down on the centre console, which is safer when you’re driving than something that is purely a touchscreen, like the system in the Tesla Model X.

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