New Mercedes EQC vs Jaguar I-Pace

As Mercedes’ first dedicated electric car and a luxury SUV, the EQC goes toe-to-toe with the Jaguar I-Pace. Let’s see which one comes out on top...

New Mercedes EQC vs Jaguar I-Pace

Our verdict

Range is one of the most important features pertaining to electric cars; after all, it’s what’s making them suddenly viable propositions for many, rather than city toys for the few. The EQC has a good range, but it’s beaten so soundly by the I-Pace in that respect that pulling back the win was always going to be tough. It’s a good electric car in the wider class, being quick, easy to drive, extremely quiet, spacious enough for most, packed with toys and impressive on the safety front, but those qualities aren’t enough for it to take the spoils.

The I-Pace is quicker, just as well equipped and even roomier in the rear seats. It’s also more entertaining to drive and more comfortable on the whole, despite its firmer ride. Add in lower costs –PCP finance and leasing rates – and sealing this win becomes inevitable.

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1st – Jaguar I-Pace

Jaguar I-Pace driving

For Quicker; longer range; more comfortable overall; tidier to drive; well equipped; much cheaper PCP finance

Against Harder to see out of; less flexible rear seating; not as quiet or as easy to drive smoothly

Recommended options Metallic paint (£700)

What Car? rating 5 out of 5 stars

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2nd - Mercedes EQC

Mercedes EQC driving

For Amazingly quiet at speed; strong performance; great driving position; also comes well equipped

Against Wallowy handling; fidgety ride; more expensive to finance and lease; unexceptional range

Recommended options Metallic paint (£685), Driving Assistance Plus Package (£1695)

What Car? rating 4 out of 5 stars

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Specifications: Jaguar I-Pace EV400 HSE

  • Engine Electric motor x2
  • List price £74,995*
  • Target price £74,995* (*after Government grant)
  • Power 394bhp
  • Torque 513lb ft
  • Gearbox Single-speed automatic
  • 0-60mph 4.6sec
  • Top speed 124mph
  • Official range 292 nukes
  • Real Range 253 miles
  • CO2 emissions 0g/km

Specifications: Mercedes EQC 400 4Matic AMG Line Premium Plus

  • Engine Electric motor x2
  • List price £74,610*
  • Target price £74,610* (*after Government grant)
  • Power 402bhp
  • Torque 560lb ft
  • Gearbox Single-speed automatic
  • 0-60mph 4.9sec
  • Top speed 112mph
  • Official range 259 miles
  • Real Range 208 miles
  • CO2 emissions 0g/km

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