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Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV

(2023 - present)

Expert Rating

New car score:

68
%
B

This model is still new so we don't have a Used Car Expert Rating score yet. Check back soon.

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

54
%
E

Safety Rating:

90
%
A

Eco Rating:

A

Reliability Rating:

-

Running Costs:

47
%
D

How are our Expert Rating scores calculated?

Expert Rating

New car score:

68
%
B

This model is still new so we don't have a Used Car Expert Rating score yet. Check back soon.

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

54
%
E

Safety Rating:

90
%
A

Eco Rating:

A

Reliability Rating:

-

Running Costs:

47
%
D

Summary


The Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV is a large electric SUV based on the similarly sized EQE saloon. It became available to order in the UK in 2023.

Like the saloon version, the EQE SUV has been praised for its competitive battery range and interior ambience, which are both big factors in its favour.

However, the EQE SUV has also faced criticisms. As Driving Electric‘s Tom Jervis sums up, “The Mercedes EQE SUV boasts a giant touchscreen, fast charging, lots of storage and – to its detriment – a hefty price tag.” Fellow reviewers agree, citing that the Mercedes is very expensive, particularly as an entry-level version of the luxurious BMW iX is over £20k cheaper.

In addition, others remark that this SUV doesn’t stack up well against its executive saloon counterpart either. Calling the EQE SUV a “disappointment”, The Telegraph‘s Andrew English argues that “it just wasn’t that enjoyable to drive” and that “it doesn’t have the fine driving dynamics of its saloon EQE sister.”

Despite the strong competition, Parker‘s Alan Taylor-Jones adds that the EQE SUV “certainly has a few things going for it”, concluding that the car has “plenty of space inside for people, and the boot is large enough for most.” Though you would expect it considering its high price tag, he also points out that “base models get plenty of equipment.”

As of January 2024, the Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV holds a New Car Expert Rating of B, with a score of 68%. While motoring journalists might not like it that much, the EQE SUV scores highly for its outstanding safety rating and zero tailpipe emissions, both of which are likely to be more important to paying customers. Running costs are high, which is not surprising given the car’s luxury, sophistication and £100K price tag.

EQE SUV highlights

  • Long battery range
  • Class-leading infotainment
  • Spacious and well-built interior
  • Excellent safety rating
  • Zero tailpipe emissions

EQE SUV lowlights

  • Feels as heavy as it is
  • Some cheap interior bits
  • No ‘frunk’ storage
  • Expensive, base price and up

Key specifications


Body style: Medium SUV
Engines:
electric, battery-powered
Price:
From £90,560 on-road

Launched: Autumn 2023
Last updated: N/A
Replacement due: TBA


Media reviews


Reviews, road tests and comparisons from across the UK automotive media. Click any of the boxes to view.

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Safety rating


Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall score: 5 stars
Date tested: December 2023
Read the full Euro NCAP review

Adult protection: 87%
Child protection: 90%
Vulnerable road users: 80%
Safety assist: 85%

In addition to its five-star rating, Euro NCAP has also independently tested the EQE SUV’s driver assistance tech, concluding that it offers “very good” highway assistance and “excellent” safety.

Eco rating


Independent economy and emissions ratings from Green NCAP

No eco rating

As of January 2024, the Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV has not been lab tested by Green NCAP.

The Green NCAP programme measures exhaust pollution (which is zero for an electric car) and energy efficiency. Electric cars are much more energy-efficient than combustion cars, so the EQE SUV is likely to score very highly in Green NCAP testing whenever it ever takes place. Check back again soon.

Reliability rating

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No reliability rating

As of January 2024, we don’t have enough reliability data on the Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV to generate a reliability rating.

The Car Expert’s reliability information is provided exclusively to us using extended warranty data from our partner, MotorEasy. As soon as we have sufficient data on the EQE SUV, we’ll publish the score here.

Running cost rating

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Monthly cost of ownership data provided exclusively for The Car Expert by Clear Vehicle Data

Battery rangeAverageScoreVariationScore
EV models331 milesA324 – 334 milesA – A
Electrical efficiencyAverageScoreVariationScore
EV models3.6 m/KWhD3.5 – 3.7 m/KWhD – D
Insurance groupAverageScoreVariationScore
All models50F50 – 50F – F
Service and maintenanceCostScore
Year 1£483D
Year 2£1,393D
Year 3£2,298D
Year 4£2,657D
Year 5£3,596D
Overall£10,427D

The Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV is a rather expensive car to maintain, according to whole-life cost numbers provided exclusively to The Car Expert by our data partner, Clear Vehicle Data.

The SUV certainly has a competitive battery range – mustering a maximum of 324 to 334 miles on a single charge depending on the model you choose – but its electrical efficiency (the EV equivalent of miles per gallon for a petrol or diesel car) is below average. Its service and maintenance costs over five years of ownership might be more expensive than you anticipate, and its insurance costs are in the highest bracket too.

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