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Mercedes EQS boot space, seating & practicality

Cabin space is generous, but the EQS falls slightly short of the Mercedes S-Class in this respect

Overall rating

4.5 out of 5

Boot space, seating & practicality rating

4.0 out of 5

LengthWidthHeightBoot volume (seats up/down)
5,261mm1,926mm1,512mm610/1,750 litres

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.

Boot space

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.

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