2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS vs. Its Competition

2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS first drive (EQS 450+)
Brian Wong Brian Wong West Coast Editor

None of these are true competitors to the EQS and its luxury experience, but these rivals do offer more performance in some cases and greater range in others.

The EQS will most often be compared to the Tesla Model S, which offers greater acceleration and greater range.

It may also go up against the Model X SUV as well.

An intriguing newcomer, the Lucid Air tops out at 520 miles and has luxurious accommodations of its own.

Audi offers up a few EVs, including the E-Tron Sportback.

For greater performance in a more dynamic package, the Porsche Taycan is the driver’s car among this group.

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Quick Specs
8.0
The EQS injects true luxury into the world of electric vehicles.
8.7
The 2022 E-Tron SUV and Sportback skip the weirdness and deliver all the luxury and performance of Audi’s other high-end models—just fully electric.
8.8
The 2021 Porsche Taycan is no Tesla-fighter, but it’s the benchmark for fully electric performance.
7.8
If you can look past the gimmickry of the falcon doors, the 2021 Tesla Model X can render the big gas-guzzling family SUV obsolete.
MSRP From    
$102,310$65,900$79,900$69,420$79,990
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Engine    
ElectricElectricElectricElectricElectric
EPA Class    
Midsize CarsStandard SUV 4WDCompact CarsLarge CarsStandard SUV 4WD
Style Name    
EQS 450+ SedanChronos quattroRWDLong Range Plus AWD *Ltd Avail*Long Range Plus AWD *Ltd Avail*
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Rear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
55455
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Body Style    
Sedanquattro Sport UtilitySedanHatchbackSport Utility
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AutomaticAutomaticAutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
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