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7-seater luxury SUV with a posh cabin and powerful battery pack

Price From $105,550 – To $133,350

by | Sep 9, 2023


Sharing the same platform and a plenty of characteristics with its namesake sedan, the 2023 Mercedes Benz EQS SUV is a family-oriented vehicle which is spacious, packed with features, and offers premium ride quality. 

In this 2023 Mercedes Benz EQS SUV review, we will evaluate its battery pack, driving range, performance, safety features, comfort, warranty, pricing, and more, and help you decide if this is the ideal choice of vehicle for you.

The automaker offers a powerful battery pack
It has a premium cabin that looks and feels expensive
You can enjoy noise-free driving even at high speeds
An abundance of safety and driver-assist features available as part of the standard package
The third row makes it an ideal family car
The EV range could have been higher to completely alleviate range anxiety
The touchscreen dashboard can be too tech-savvy for some drivers; would have been better if there were physical controls available as an optional feature
Price is on the higher side, even for a luxury EV

Performance, Engine, and Comfort

While Mercedes’ battery pack and performance are worth mentioning, we must say we love how much priority they have given to cabin comfort, making this lineup a treat to ride. 

Battery & Performance

This one doesn’t run on traditional combustion engines, but uses electric motors to power the vehicle, pushing up the efficiency numbers and offering a good driving range. Handling is more or less okay, but it’s not particularly impressive. 


It is powered by a 108.4 kWh battery pack, delivering 355 hp or 536 hp, depending on the trim level you choose. 


The vehicle runs on direct-drive transmission. 


A four-wheel independent suspension is standard, and so is the front and rear stabilizer bar. 


Mercedes offers a tilt and telescopic electric-powered steering wheel. The steering delivers very little feedback. 

Safety & Reliability

Mercedes has been quite generous in offering a long list of standard safety and driver-assist features, making even the entry-level models a great choice. The lineup has received a reliability rating of 81/100 from JD Power. 


The vehicle gets ventilated disc brakes for both front and rear brakes. 4-wheel ABS, brake drying, emergency braking assist, and emergency braking preparation are also available as standard. 


The lineup comes equipped with dual front side-mount airbags as well as head airbags for front, rear, and third rows, making sure the driver and the occupants are well-protected in case of a collision. 


The standard package includes front, side, and rear view camera, auto parking assist, blind spot monitoring, lane keep assist, driver attention alert, stability control, tire pressure monitoring, and anti-theft alarm, to mention a few.


Dusk sensing headlamps, auto delay off headlamps, daytime running lights, cornering lights, and adaptive headlights are available as standard safety features, ensuring clear visibility when you’re driving after sundown. 

Traction control

When you’re driving on slippery, wet, or muddy roads, there can be a risk of the wheels losing traction and slipping off. To prevent it, this lineup offers traction control as a standard safety feature. 

Fuel Economy

Mercedes has tried to maximize the efficiency of the lineup, and the numbers are adequate. However, considering that it’s a high-end EV, we had expected it to be more efficient. 

Gas per mileage consumption

With the EQS450+ models, you get 85 MPGe combined, the 4Matic AWD models offer 78 MPGe, and the EQS580 models are good for 77 MPGe combined. EQS450+ has a driving range of 305 miles, while EQS580 offers 285 miles per charge. 


The interior of the Mercedes-Benz EQS, one word, is stunning. From the visual elements, comfort features, to practical features—the automaker takes good care of every single aspect to make your ride a memorable one. 


Both the front and rear seats enjoy ample space, so you’ll remain comfortably seated during long road trips. The front seats have 40.6 inches of legroom, leather upholstery, height-adjustable ventilated seats with lumbar support, and multi-level heating. The rear seating area has 41.3 inches of legroom with reclining seats and multi-level heating. It also has a third row, which is comfy enough for kids. 


The exterior of the SUV looks sophisticated, and you’ll find the same vibe in the cabin. The interiors have been crafted thoughtfully, keeping both practicality and style in mind. Besides the high quality trimmings and cozy seats, the lineup also comes with multiple storage areas located here and there, which makes things extra convenient when you’re going on family tours. 


The cabin of the 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQS offers ample entertainment options. You will get an optional 56-inch hyperscreen which covers the entire dashboard along with a 17.7-inch touchscreen to operate the infotainment unit. Basic offerings include Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Burmester speakers, speed sensitive volume control, and USB connection, to mention a few. While the dashboard definitely looks premium and futuristic, we feel physical switches are more convenient to handle.

Overall height and space

The vehicle is 201.9 inches long, 84.9 inches wide, and 67.6 inches in height. The wheelbase is 126.4 inches. 

Trunk space

When all the seats are upright, the base cargo area available behind the rear seats is 23 cubic feet. However, if required, you can fold down the rear seats and maximize the trunk space to 74 cubic feet. 

Price and Extras

The starting price goes above $100k, making the vehicle inaccessible to a large chunk of the population. But if you have the budget for it, you’ll definitely find value in this luxury lineup. 

Market Price

The lineup is currently available in as many as 9 variants, ensuring every type of buyer’s requirements are fulfilled. The best part is, all the trim levels, starting from the entry-level ones, are well-equipped with loads of standard features. So you won’t be losing out if you settle for the basic trim level. However, as you go higher with the trims, you’ll get more luxurious features as standard, including massaging seats and auto climate control, making your rides feel cozier than ever.

Trim Level Base Price
EQS450+ Premium $105,550
EQS450 4Matic Premium $108,450
EQS450+ Exclusive $109,800
EQS450+ Pinnacle $111,800
EQS450 4Matic Exclusive $112,800
EQS450 4Matic Pinnacle $114,800
EQS580 4Matic Premium $127,100
EQS580 4Matic Exclusive $131,350
EQS580 4Matic Pinnacle $133,350


Both rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive variants are available—it depends on which trim level you choose.


The vehicle is covered by 4 years or 50,000 miles of basic warranty, a drivetrain warranty of 4 years or 50,000 miles, EV battery warranty of 8 years or 100,000 miles, rust warranty of 4 years or 50,000 miles, and roadside assistance for 4 years or 50,000 miles. Mercedes also offers complimentary maintenance for 2 years or up to 20,000 miles.


When armed with the right equipment, the Mercedes Benz EQS can tow around 4000 pounds.


Mercedes has been so thoughtful and intentional in designing this vehicle that it’s hard to find faults. But yes, there are some areas that need improvement, for instance, the range needs to be better in a vehicle of this stature. If you’re willing to look past the minor drawbacks and you have a high budget, this luxury lineup will provide you with everything you’ve ever wanted in an electric SUV, be it a quiet and roomy cabin, reliable performance, or a large number of standard features.