2023 Mercedes-EQ EQS SUV Model Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs
Mercedes-EQ EQS SUV
- Starting at $105,550 MSRP*
- All-electric drivetrain producing either 355 or 536 horsepower, 108.4 kWh battery pack provides up to 305 miles of range
- Available third row of seats to expand seating capacity to 7
- Air suspension with off-road mode
- Burmester 3D Surround Sound with Dolby Atmos
- Nappa leather with heated and ventilated seats
- Available 56-inch Hyperscreen dash display
- Available second-row dual touchscreens
About The Mercedes-EQ EQS SUV
The flagship SUV model of the Mercedes-EQ range, the EQS SUV defines what a luxury electric SUV should be. Nappa leather upholstery and standard air suspension make for a supremely comfortable interior and ride, with a level of quietness you might never have experienced in a vehicle before. And as an alternative to the silence, the EQS SUV comes standard with a premium Burmester 3D Surround Sound system with Dolby Atmos. As the name suggests, the EQS SUV is related to the EQS sedan, but a number of details set it apart, including the optional third row of seats and an off-road mode that adjusts suspension settings and throttle response.
What the Critics Say
Inside, the EQS SUV features the type of rich materials and high-tech equipment that define modern-day Mercedes-Benz models. Its list of standard interior features includes selectable ambient lighting, heated and ventilated front seats, leather upholstery, a panoramic sunroof, and wireless charging. The 56-inch Hyperscreen is optional. The fit-and-finish is impressive and the cabin is also rife with thoughtfully-designed storage spaces, including a large bin below the floating center console." — Car & Driver
The Mercedes-EQ line continues to impress with top-notch interior quality. The material quality in the EQS SUV is outstanding. Everything you touch from the driver's seat feels premium. The seats are supremely comfortable. The steering wheel has a nice heft, feeling luxurious without being too chunky. We also love the multi-color ambient interior lighting throughout the cabin, which looks especially cool while driving at night." — Kelley Blue Book
Mercedes-EQ EQS SUV Features
The EQS SUV comes in two different forms, the EQS 450 and the EQS 580. Both use the same 108.4 kWh battery, but the drivetrains are otherwise different. The EQS 450 comes in rear-wheel drive in base form, but all-wheel drive is available. The electric motor produces 355 horsepower and 419 lb-ft of torque. With the EQS 580 you get a second motor, for a total of 536 horsepower and 633 lb-ft of torque, as well as standard all-wheel drive. Range on the EQS 580 comes in at 285 miles, while the EQS 450's slightly more conservative use of power gets you 305 miles. Both come with an off-road mode, which can raise the air suspension up to a ground clearance of 9 inches, and tweaks the throttle response to keep you from spinning the tires in mud every time you set off. Even 4-wheel steering is standard.
The largest and most luxurious SUV in the Mercedes-EQ lineup, the EQS SUV features an interior made from only the highest quality materials and the latest in luxury technology. Heated and ventilated Nappa leather seats are bathed in natural light from the panoramic sunroof by day, and the customizable LED ambient lighting by night. Seating can be configured for either 5 or 7, with 5-seat models boasting 31 cubic feet of cargo space behind the 2nd row of seats. An incredible Burmester 3D Surround Sound system with Dolby Atmos comes standard, and provides movie-theater-like sound.
Impressive as the electric drivetrain is, it's only the start of the impressive and cutting-edge technology you'll find in the EQS SUV. Like the EQS sedan, it is available with the Hyperscreen, a 56-inch screen that spans the entire dash and incorporates the gauge cluster, a huge infotainment screen, and a passenger screen for controlling climate, massage seats, audio, and more. There is a head-up display that can incorporate an optional augmented reality feature that projects street names and arrows over your view through the windshield, all in real time. There is an option for rear-seat touchscreens as well, for those who intend to sit in the spacious back seat. EQ-specific LED lighting adorns the stylish exterior.
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*Starting price is MSRP, or Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price. MSRP excludes transportation and handling charges, destination charges, taxes, title, registration, license, tag, preparation and documentary service fees, insurance charges, and Dealer add-on products, accessories and associated labor and installation charges. MSRP for a base model prior to customer build also excludes charges for optional equipment, products, packages, and accessories. Actual vehicle price and availability may vary by Dealer and should be confirmed with the dealer selected by customer.