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Mercedes EQC Review Rundown

Mercedes-BenzPublished on 21 Mar 2021Last Edited on 14 Nov 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*
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Overview

Neoscore* 0%
Pros**
  • Powerful electric motor and planetary gearbox
  • Intuitive infotainment system
  • Comfortable to drive
Cons**
  • Nothing in particular

Summary

The EQC (N293) is the first fully-electric vehicle by Mercedes. It is also the first member of the Mercedes EQ family. Based on the GLC-Class crossover, the EQC is the first step in Mercedes's strategic transition to electrification. It offers a range of just over 200 miles, which puts it firmly in the same category as another recently launched model, the Audi e-tron.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

autocar[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 69%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following[***]:
It takes a while to negotiate the complexity bound up in the car’s various drive modes and regen settings, and to find the ones that work best for you. In Sport mode, the car feels quick and responsive even for an electric car, thrusting its way up from town speeds very assertively indeed. It may not quite be a match for a Jaguar I-Pace or a Tesla Model 3 on driver appeal, but it should beat an Audi E-tron Quattro.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Impressive range
  • Decent refinement
Cons[**]
  • Not the most refined to drive

autocar[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 70%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following[***]:
The EQC is a car that has been eagerly anticipated on our fleet for some time. It was declared the winner of an all-electric showdown with the Audi E-tron, Jaguar I-Pace and Tesla Model X by our road test team last year. The massive, dasbhboard-length infotainment-and-instruments screen and the head-up display give a futuristic air.
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Pros[**]
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Impressive infotainment system
Cons[**]
  • Lacklustre range

autoexpress[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 62%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following[***]:
The Mercedes EQC is the manufacturer's first all-electric production vehicle. Power comes from an 80kwh battery, with an electric motor at each axle. Despite weighing in at almost two-and-a-half-tonnes, it is capable of 0-62mph in 5.1 seconds. Prices start from over £65,000 for the entry-level Sport version.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Superb electric range
  • Lots of safety kit
Cons[**]
  • Expensive compared to rivals

autoexpress[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 71%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following[***]:
Eco and Comfort modes are this car's bread and butter, and for the most part, the EQC will run on the front axle's electric motor only. The cabin feels a bit more traditional than some of the competition, and is only differentiated from other Mercs by some new vents, copper accents, and a large, sweeping panel of lines running from the doors and around the back of the dashboard. The centre console is quite fat and eats into the front footwells, while sitting in the back reveals headroom is at a premium.
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Pros[**]
  • Powerful and powerful
  • Impressive range
  • Excellent range
Cons[**]
  • Not the most spacious
  • Not the fastest to come to a stop

autoexpress[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 73%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following[***]:
Mercedes is a little more satisfying because its control weights are better, but neither car offers a great driver connection. Both are much better when driven in a relaxed manner. The e-tron is much more spacious inside than the EQC, especially for passengers in the rear, where there's more leg and headroom. The Audi also has a bigger boot than the Mercedes, at 664 litres more and a very good size considering the battery under the floor.
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Pros[**]
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Lots of interior space
  • Great range
Cons[**]
  • Not as efficient as the e-tron
  • Not as fun to drive

autoexpress[6]

Sentiment Score[*] 72%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following[***]:
The Mercedes EQC 4x4x2 is a rolling testbed for electric off-roaders. There'll be no production versions of this mad Mercedes but the lessons learned will feed directly into the fully electric G-Class that has been promised. With every turn you make and every hill you climb, you learn that an electric drivetrain is actually a great fit for offroading.
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Pros[**]
  • EQC 4x4x2 is a great off-roader
  • Lots of power
Cons[**]
  • No production version

autoexpress[7]

Sentiment Score[*] 65%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following[***]:
The 2.5-tonne SUV is the first electric Mercedes under the firm's new EQ sub-brand. Prices begin at £65,720, which is £23,470 more than an entry-level GLC 220 d. Mercedes is all-in on electrification, but unlike Jaguar and some other makers, the German firm has shunned a bespoke EV platform in favour of adapted architecture from combustion-engined cars.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Powerful and quiet
  • Excellent fuel economy
Cons[**]
  • Expensive option packs
  • Expensive for what you get

carmagazine[8]

Sentiment Score[*] 79%
Reviewers from carmagazine have found the following[***]:
£66k for this 400 model in base trim (up to £80k, though less expensive, less powerful versions will arrive next year) It's heavy, you sit high, the steering's numb and there's no clever anti-roll control, all of which mean this isn't a car in which to get too carried away. But visibility is good, epic torque ever-present and there're sack-loads of grip.
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Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous looks
  • Impressive range
  • Excellent infotainment system
Cons[**]
  • Quite heavy
  • No anti-roll control

carwow[9]

Sentiment Score[*] 86%
Reviewers from carwow have found the following[***]:
The Mercedes EQC looks like a slinkier, more elegant version of traditional Mercedes SUVs. The infotainment system itself is very easy to use, and actually edges out the systems in the Audi e-tron and Jaguar I-Pace for general intuitiveness. There's more than enough space for four adults to stretch out and each seat has ample support.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Excellent infotainment system
Cons[**]
  • Expensive compared to alternatives

cnet[10]

Sentiment Score[*] 80%
Reviewers from cnet have found the following[***]:
Under Europe's NEDC test cycle, the Mercedes-Benz EQC can go anywhere between 277 and 293 miles on a full charge. The EQC won't arrive in the US until early 2020, so its official EPA range estimate is still many moons away. You'll likely pay a bit more for the privilege than an Audi E-Tron or Jaguar I-Pace.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Excellent on-road manners
  • Excellent infotainment system
  • Comfortable to drive
Cons[**]
  • Expensive compared to other Mercedes-Benz models

digitaltrends[11]

Sentiment Score[*] 74%
Reviewers from digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
Mercedes-Benz says the EQC will accelerate from zero to 60 mph in just 4.8 seconds. There's no noise or drama, just a healthy shove in the back the instant you floor the pedal. At its lowest setting, it feels a lot like releasing the accelerator in a conventional, gasoline-powered car.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Powerful electric powertrain
  • Impressive range
  • Superb safety equipment
Cons[**]
  • No multi-spoke charging
  • No DCI-PAN

References

1. ^ Mercedes-Benz EQC 400 4Matic AMG Line 2019 UK review. autocar. 2019-08-21 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ Mercedes-Benz EQC 2021 long-term review. autocar. 2021-06-18 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
3. ^ Mercedes EQC review. autoexpress. 2020-09-25 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
4. ^ New Mercedes EQC 2019 review. autoexpress. 2019-08-02 Retrieved 2021-03-23.
5. ^ Mercedes EQC vs Audi e-tron. autoexpress. 2019-09-07 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
6. ^ New Mercedes EQC 4x4x2 review. autoexpress. 2020-10-12 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
7. ^ Mercedes EQC 400: long-term test review. autoexpress. 2021-03-23 Retrieved 2021-03-23.
8. ^ Mercedes EQC review: as you were. carmagazine. 2020-05-21 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
9. ^ Mercedes EQC Review. carwow. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
11. ^ 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC first drive review. digitaltrends. 2019-05-17 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
*. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher\'s own rating, if available, as a result.
**. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher\'s own bullets points, if available, as a result.
***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher\'s own, if available.
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