2023 Mercedes-EQ EQS SUV Starts at $105,550, Adds New AWD Option

2023 Mercedes-EQ EQS SUV Starts at $105,550, Adds New AWD Option The 2023 Mercedes-EQ EQS SUV will soon join as the first all-electric SUV in the automaker’s portfolio of EQ sub-brands. Ahead of its arrival this fall, Mercedes announced pricing for the SUV and revealed that a lower-priced all-wheel drive option will be available. The EQS SUV originally came in two models: a single-engine 450 Plus and a twin-engine 580 4Matic. Now, Mercedes says a third option will switch between the two: the 450 4Matic twin-engine.

2023 Mercedes-EQ EQS SUV Starts at $105,550, Adds New AWD Option

Like its sedan counterpart, the EQS SUV will arrive with a six-digit price tag, starting at $105,550 (all prices include destination fees). While the EQS’s entry cost is higher than many of its electrified competitors, it undercuts one major competitor – the Tesla Model X.

Powertrain Options


2023 Mercedes-EQ EQS SUV Starts at $105,550, Adds New AWD Option

The base model of the EQS SUV is the 450 Plus mono-engine, which comes with rear-wheel drive and generates 355 horsepower and 419 pound-feet of torque. By adding a second motor in the AWD rear axle, the new 450 4Matic also produces 355 horsepower with torque increased to 590 pound-feet. The high-performance 580 4Matic gets a dual-motor AWD system and makes 536 horsepower and 633 pound-feet.

The 450 Plus has an edge over the AWD models when it comes to range. Although the EQS SUV has yet to receive an official rating from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the base model gets an estimated range of 305 miles, while the 450 4Matic and 580 4Matic each get 285 miles.

Most SUV interior designations are based on the trim options outlined below, with one notable exception: the 580 4Matic is the only model to offer Mercedes’ ultra-fast screen. The 56-inch screen extends across the instrument panel and combines a 12.3-inch instrument cluster with a 17.7-inch touchscreen display and a 12.3-inch passenger display. Both 450 models replace the large screen with a 12.8-inch touchscreen and a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster.

Regardless of screen size, all models get the latest version of Mercedes’ MBUX system with a navigation system that can calculate range and plan charging stations along the way.

Triple decorations

All EQS SUV models will offer a choice of three models: Premium, Exclusive and Pinnacle. The Premium comes with a suite of driver assistance features, including adaptive cruise control, practical lane steering assist, blind-spot warning with collision intervention, and automatic emergency braking with pedestrian and cross-traffic detection.

Additional standard features include heated and ventilated front seats, leather upholstery, a power tilt panoramic roof, a Burmester 3D sound system, ambient lighting and a 360-degree camera. The 450 models ride on 20-inch wheels, while the 580 4Matic gets 21-inch wheels.


2023 Mercedes-EQ EQS SUV Starts at $105,550, Adds New AWD Option

An upgrade to the Exclusive model adds a head-up display, multi-seat front seats with massage and four-zone climate control. Pinnacle essentially adds second-row appointments including an executive second-row seat package with center armrest, wireless charging and a rear tablet.


  • 450 Plus: $105,550 (Premium), $109,800 (Exclusive), $111,800 (Pinnacle)
  • 450 4Matic: $108,550, $112,800, $114,800
  • 580 4 matic: $127,100, $131,350, $133,350

In addition to the standard features listed above, Mercedes offers all EQ models, including the EQS SUV. The service is valid for two years and includes an unlimited number of 30-minute DC fast charging sessions through Electrify America.

vs competition


2023 Mercedes-EQ EQS SUV Starts at $105,550, Adds New AWD Option

When it arrives, the EQS SUV will rival quite a few luxury all-electric options like the and. Its starting six-figure price is significantly higher than the e-tron ($71,995), iX ($85,095) and I-Pace ($72,575), but it comes in significantly lower than the Tesla Model X, which starts Priced at $122,190 with standard dual-motor all-wheel drive.

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