Mercedes EQS boot space, seating & practicality
Cabin space is generous, but the EQS falls slightly short of the Mercedes S-Class in this respect
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Unlike the Mercedes EQA, EQB and EQC SUVs, which are based on the same platforms as combustion-engined counterparts, the EQS was designed from the ground up as an electric car. In fact, it’s the first car to be built on Mercedes' 'EVA' modular platform for large electric cars, which will also underpin the E-Class-sized EQE saloon.
Mercedes EQS interior space, storage & comfort
Overall, the space in the EQS is very generous, which is what you’d expect from a car that's not only trying to exceed the expectations of S-Class owners, but is also 5.22 metres long and 1.93 metres wide. However, the EQS doesn’t offer S-Class levels of rear-seat room, as a result of its sleek shape and low roofline. But there's just enough headroom for a six-foot-tall adult to sit comfortably, and legroom is no problem whatsoever. There’s loads of space for your feet, too, thanks to the almost completely flat floor.
When it comes to boot space, the EQS is a bit more accommodating with a whopping 610 litres on offer – even more than the big BMW iX SUV. The hatchback tailgate does make loading the Mercedes far easier than its rivals, but there’s no 'frunk' compartment in the EQS like you get in a Tesla Model S, Porsche Taycan or Audi e-tron GT, which is a shame. Lower the rear seats and luggage space expands to 1,750 litres.
In This Review
- 1VerdictMercedes' electric flagship doesn't disappoint when it comes to interior quality or on-board technology, although ride comfort can't quite match that of the traditional S-Class
- 2Range, battery & chargingThanks to an enormous battery and aerodynamic design, the EQS boasts one of the longest ranges of any electric car
- 3Running costs & insuranceMercedes' EV flagship is expensive, and pricey to insure as a result, but servicing and company-car tax costs are as low as for any electric car
- 4Performance, motor & driveIt packs a punch, and despite its length the EQS still feels agile thanks to rear-wheel steering; it can’t match the S-Class when it comes to ride comfort, however
- 5Interior, dashboard & comfortThe EQS’ interior quality more than matches up to the S-Class, which established the benchmark for this type of luxury car
- 6Boot space, seating & practicality - currently readingCabin space is generous, but the EQS falls slightly short of the Mercedes S-Class in this respect
- 7Reliability & safety ratingAs you’d expect from a Mercedes, the EQS is overflowing with technology and safety systems, the result of which is the maximum five-star Euro NCAP crash-test rating