Mercedes has a very clear plan. Its EQ line will continue to grow as it strives to achieve parity with its gas-powered vehicles, and the automaker will eventually convert its consumer cars to electron-powered cars. The final part of this program is the EQE SUV, the larger and taller version of the EQE sedan. Both are eco-friendly cousins of the E-Class and both bring what we love (and dislike) about the EQS to a wider audience.
Starting at $77,900, the EQE SUV won’t blow your mind if you’ve been behind the wheel of literally any other Mercedes EV. Instead, the midsize luxury electric vehicle is one piece of a larger puzzle. That’s not to say the vehicle doesn’t deliver on the Mercedes-Benz promise of a luxury vehicle. It does this without the buyer having to cross the $100,000 mark for an electric SUV.
It has a comfortable cabin, a smooth ride, tight but pleasant steering and of course the MBUX infotainment system with on-board voice control that actually works. All three trim levels have ranges in excess of 250 miles, and rear-wheel steering is a seriously worthwhile option. That said, we’re still not fans of the brakes and to us the Hyperscreen still looks like a lot of hype although we were able to watch a movie while driving a shotgun through Portugal on the passenger screen . For more information on our first drive of the 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV, watch the video below.