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Mercedes EQC running costs, insurance, warranty & tax

The EQC is competitively priced, both in terms of on-the-road pricing and finance offers

Overall rating

3.0 out of 5

Running costs & insurance rating

4.0 out of 5

£66,525 - £75,415
Fuel Type:
Insurance groupWarrantyService interval2021/22 company-car tax cost (20%/40%)
503yrs / unlimited mileage1yr / 15,000 milesFrom £131 / £263

The Mercedes EQC is keenly priced against the Audi e-tron, BMW iX and Jaguar I-Pace, in terms of both 'sticker price' and finance deals, which are likely to start at around £700 per month. Regardless of equipment and style accoutrements, the EQC feels overpriced at £70,000 in a way that it doesn’t at £60,000. We've found that the option packages for the EQC can easily push the cost of the car up, but we hope to find out which are worth your money as we spend more time living with our Mercedes EQC.

It almost goes without saying that company-car tax is very low, so if you’re in the privileged position to be able to squeeze such an expensive car through the company books, you’ll pay very little BiK for such a powerful and premium-feeling SUV. Most domestic electricity tariffs in the UK cost around 17p per kWh, at which rate it'll cost around £14 to fully charge the EQC.

With a real-world range of around 200 miles per charge, that works out at less than 30% the fuel costs of an equivalent high-performance diesel SUV. Anyone living near a low-emissions zone could also stand to save a considerable amount in tariffs compared to running a combustion-engined model.

Mercedes EQC insurance group

The EQC falls into insurance group 50, the highest of the lot, so no matter which trim level you go for cover will be pretty pricey. 


Mercedes offers a three-year/unlimited-mileage warranty on all its new cars, while the EQC’s batteries are warrantied for eight years or 160,000 kilometres (which is just under 100,000 miles). That means the company will also replace or refurbish the batteries if they fall to below 70% of their as-new performance.


The EQC will ping a message on the dashboard when it requires a service, and you can expect that to happen every year or 15,000 miles.

Road tax

The Mercedes EQC is currently zero-rated for road tax (VED) thanks to its zero tailpipe emissions, much like every other purely electric car.

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