2022 Mercedes-Benz EQA electric

MSRP $55,300

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2022 Mercedes-Benz EQA electric Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 10, 2021

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Based on the GLA, the 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQA is one of the latest products in the brand’s line-up. The car will not only be the most affordable electric vehicle from the German automaker, but it will also serve as a practical option for anyone who is looking for a car for urban usage. Just like the GLA, the EQA too will be launched with a long list of features, comfortable and a premium cabin, and an extremely attractive exterior design. Moreover, the EQA is also expected to be the most premium offering in the segment.

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Pros

Competitive pricing

Available AWD version

Cons

Top speed limited to 99MPH

Lackluster acceleration

What's New?

All-new model based on the GLA platform

Styling would resemble the EQC SUV

Exclusive design cues over the GLA​


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$55300

bodystyle

dr SUV

warranty

roadside assistance

No


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Trims

Base$55,300 onwards

Colors and Styles

2022 Mercedes-Benz EQA electric in arctic White Metallic color
arctic White Metallic

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Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide


The EQA starts at around $57,00 and comes with a single-motor electric powertrain coupled with a 66.5-kWh lithium-ion battery pack and a 1-speed direct-drive transmission. In a segment dominated by the already established Tesla Model Y the EQA along with the Ford Mustang Mach E and EVs from the Volkswagen family are now the latest competitors. Well, with that being said, what can we expect from the upcoming Mercedes-Benz EQA? Read on to find out.

2022 Mercedes-Benz EQA electric Features

The EQA is expected to come in three variants, namely Progressive, Premium, and Advanced. But the detailed trims feature list of the exact pricing is not available at this time. The EQA is also expected to come in a range-optimized version as well as in an AWD configuration later on. As of now, we will be covering the EQA-250 FWD version, which will be the first one to launch.

Trim

EQA-250

MSRP

$57,000 - $67,000 

Features

Power front seats with 3-position memory

 

Dual-zone automatic climate control

 

4-way manually adjustable steering column

 

MB-Tex upholstery

 

Cruise control

 

Sport front seats

 

Heated steering wheel

 

MB-Tex/DINAMICA upholstery

 

Leather upholstery

 

19-inch twin 5-spoke wheels

 

Blind Spot Assist

 

PARKTRONIC with Active Parking Assist

 

Active LED headlamps

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The EQA in the Premium trim would be the best option. AWD can be opted for extra power and grip along with added stability. The Premium trim is expected to be priced around $62,000 and comes as a mid-level trim. The detailed list of options is not available yet, but the Premium trim would be properly equipped. 

2022 Mercedes-Benz EQA electric Engine and Performance

Powering the 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQA will be a 187 hp motor that will channel the power to the front wheels. The maximum power and torque output from this engine stands at 187 hp and 277 lb-ft. While we are expecting it to offer a decently quick performance for a vehicle of its class, more details can only be shared once the vehicle is launched. The AWD variant of the car is speculated to generate a much higher 268 hp. The car, however, gets a claimed 0-60 timing of 8.9 secs, which is definitely not bad for a car of this class and size.

Model

2022 Mercedes EQA

2021 Volkswagen ID.4 Pro

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Select

2021 Tesla Model Y 

MSRP

$57,000 (Approx)

$39,995

$42,895

$46,190,

Motor

Floor Mounted Asynchronous Motor 

AC permanent-magnet synchronous motor

Permanent-magnet synchronous motor

Dual Motor Setup

Transmission

1-speed direct drive

1-speed direct drive

1-speed direct drive

1-speed direct drive

Power

187 hp

201 hp

306 hp

384hp

Torque

277 lb-ft

228 lb-ft

255 lb-ft

376lb.-ft

Drivetrain

FWD

RWD

RWD

FWD

0-60 mph

8.9 secs

8.4 secs

4.1 secs

4.8 secs

TopSpeed

100 mph

99.14 mph

N/A

135 mph

Considering the above-mentioned specs, it won't be wrong to conclude that the all-new EQA is not the most powerful or the fastest car in the segment. Nonetheless, it will offer decent performance and luxury. For those who want outright performance and a fun-to-drive experience, it is the Mustang Mach E that makes more sense as it offers a sporty driving experience, whereas the Tesla is the most powerful and also the most tried and tested out vehicle in this comparison.

How does the 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQA Handle?

The 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQA happens to be based on the brand’s subcompact crossover, the GLA. Considering this fact, we are expecting the EQA to be a very comfortable and engaging to-drive vehicle that will offer impressive control to the driver. Moreover, being an electric vehicle, the Mercedes-Benz EQA may offer a slightly stiffer suspension, which will not only prevent excessive body roll but will also improve the driving dynamics by a fair margin. 

The EQA is expected to be stable and planted around the corners while providing immense traction. The battery is placed low to the base of the vehicle, which further increases the stability and cornering stability. The EQA is definitely going to be a great handling SUV. The GLA-Class, on which the EQA is based, has proven to be a great-handling machine, and the EQA is expected to exhibit a similar kind of driving dynamics. 

2022 Mercedes-Benz EQA electric Fuel Economy

While the performance figures from the 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQA are not very impressive, the overall range offered by the car on a single charge is definitely one of the best in the segment. The car gets a claimed range of 265 miles from the 66.5 kWh battery pack, which is definitely appreciable. A quick comparison of the upcoming Mercedes-Benz EQA with its rivals can be seen in the table below: 

Model

2022 Mercedes EQA

2021 Volkswagen ID.4 Pro

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Select

2021 Tesla Model Y

Battery Capacity

66.5 kWh

82 kWh

75.5 kWh

75 kWh

Range

265 miles

250 miles

230 miles

316 miles

Charging Time Using Level 2 Charger

N/A

7 hours 30 minutes

N/A

NA

Charging Time Using Fast Charger

Up to 80% in 30 minutes

5%-80% in 38 minutes

10%-80% in 45 minutes

NA

The new Model Y definitely comes out to be the most efficient car in its class, and in addition to this, also offers the convenience of fast charging to further make it a practical choice for urban dwellers. However, the EQA isn’t too far behind either when it comes to the overall range. The 2021 ID.4 Pro also follows with the third-best range, while the Ford Mustang Mach-E has the least range. 

2022 Mercedes-Benz EQA electric Interior

Mercedes-Benz is known for its premium and luxurious interiors that can be instantly felt as soon as you step inside the cabin. The 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQA will be no different. In addition to a modern dashboard layout and large screens at the center, the 2022 EQA also boasts premium quality parts and components with segment-leading fit and finish levels. There will be soft-to-touch plastics, high-quality leather, and a number of other features inside the cabin. The front seats are expected to be offered with power adjustability, while the steering wheel too will offer the same.

In addition to this, just like the GLA, the cabin of the EQA is expected to be spacious and comfortable. Moreover, the visibility from the inside is expected to remain one of the best in the segment. On the features front, the upcoming EQA is expected to be offered with features like ambient lighting, wireless charging, sunroof, etc. The seats will be ventilated and heated, while the cushioning and overall support from these seats too will be impressive. All in all, the cabin of the 2022 EQA will definitely be the most premium and comfortable cabin in its class.

Model

2022 Mercedes EQA

2021 Volkswagen ID.4 Pro

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Select

2021 Tesla Model Y

Maximum Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Legroom)

40.1/55.5/41.3

N/A/N/A/41.1 

38.9/57.6/41.7 

41/56.4/41.8

Second Row (Head/Shoulder/Legroom)

38.4/54.4/38.4

N/A/N/A/37.6 

38.3/55.9/38.1 

39.4/54/40.5

Trunk Volume (cubic feet)

N/A

30.3

4.8

66

The space available inside the cabin of the 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQA is impressive and better than most other rivals. The overall comfort and isolation levels inside the EQA too will be better than that of the rivals. Considering the fact that the EQA would be the most luxurious and premium SUV in the comparison, it might as have the best cabin with the best interior elements and available customization options. The cargo area measurements of the EQA are not available yet for a comparison of luggage space. Some of the notable interior features offered are mentioned below:

  • Steering wheel mounted controls
  • Keyless Go which includes unlocking and start of the SUV
  • Garage door opener
  • 64 color ambient lighting system
  • Inductive charging and NFC pairing

2022 Mercedes EQA: Infotainment and Connectivity

The 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQA will get a modern layout, and the center of the dashboard will feature a 12.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system. The instrument console is an all-digital unit and gets a 12.25-inch screen that can also be controlled via the steering mounted controls.

The infotainment system will feature modern connectivity options like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, while features like Bluetooth, FM, USB ports, etc will also be standard across the range. The audio setup is expected to remain premium with impressive audio quality. The base variants are expected to sport smaller 7-inch screens. Some of the highlight features are:

  • 12.25-inch infotainment screen
  • 12.25-inch Digital gauge cluster
  • Augmented Reality for navigation
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Bluetooth Connectivity

2022 Mercedes-Benz EQA electric Exterior

The 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQA appears to be one of the most elegant-looking in its segment and gets a subtle yet aggressive stance. The blacked-out parts at the front, in addition to the LED treatment throughout, give it a unique identity and differentiate it from the standard GLA. The 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQA also boasts a premium build quality and is offered with almost all the bells and whistles. From the sides, the 19-inch alloy wheels are the center of attraction and complement the overall design of the vehicle. 

The lower variants of the EQA are expected to feature smaller 18-inch wheels, while 20-inch alloys may be available in the higher trims. The EQA definitely looks more like a normal, stylish SUV rather than a futuristic plain-looking EV. This might attract more buyers considering the fact that many of the EV’s, from Tesla in specific, look so plain and too simple. More details about the car will be available post the launch. 

Model

2022 Mercedes EQA

2021 Volkswagen ID.4 Pro

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Select

2021 Tesla Model Y

Curb Weight (lbs.)

N/A

4,559

4394 lbs*

3,920

Length

173.6

180.5 

186.0 

187.0

Width

72.2

72.9 

74.0 

75.6

Height

63.6

64.4 

63.0 

63.9

Ground Clearance

N/A

N/A

5.7 

6.6

Wheelbase

107.4

108.9 

117.0 

113.8

In terms of dimensions, the 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQA is at par with the segment standards, but cars like the Mach-E are definitely larger and have a more imposing road presence. However, the EQA is one of the best-looking EVs in the segment with an overall sleeker and elegant exterior. The curb weight of the EQA is not available yet for comparison, but as of now, the Volkswagen ID.4 is the heaviest among the competition. Some of the exterior highlights include: 

  • LED headlights and Taillights with fiber optic light bars
  • Piano black grille panel
  • Power-folding side mirrors
  • 18/19/20-inch alloy wheels
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Aluminum Roof Rails

2022 Mercedes-Benz EQA electric Safety

The 2022 EQA is built upon the GLA’s platform, which has already proven to be an impressively safe vehicle. High-strength/low-alloy (HSLA) and ultra-high-strength & press-hardened sheet steel are used in critical areas of the structure such as the roof pillars, floor and roof cross-members, door beams, and various other body reinforcements of the platforms. As expected from a Mercedes, the EQA is expected to feature a plethora of safety features, including active brake assist, attention assist, blind-spot assist, and crosswind assist. The platform is a tried and tested one, and no one has any doubts about the impeccable build quality of any Mercedes. The following are the other safety features expected to be in the 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQA-

  • Adaptive braking technology
  • Brake Assist (BAS)
  • Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
  • Electronic Traction System
  • Electric parking brake

2022 Mercedes-Benz EQA electric Final Verdict

If you are in the market to buy a compact electric vehicle that offers high levels of luxury, a roomy cabin, and an exclusive character, the 2022Mercedes-Benz EQA may just be a great choice. The car not only looks good but will also drive well and will definitely offer a premium experience to the buyers. However, for those who want to have a car that offers better performance, rivals like the Tesla Model Y are better. All in all, the EQA is definitely a superb overall vehicle in the segment filled with more luxury and quality than the competition.