Mercedes-Benz EQA 2022 review: EQA 250

While the EQA line-up has launched with a single variant, the front-wheel-drive (FWD) EQA 250 will be joined by the all-wheel-drive (AWD) – and yet-to-be-priced – EQA 350 by the end of 2021.

The EQA 250 is priced from about $76,800, before on-roads.

We’ll go through all of the differences between the two later on, but for now, let’s see how the EQA 250 stacks up.

Priced from about $76,800, before on-roads, the EQA 250 costs almost the same as its main rival, the AWD Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric ($76,990), although that model has higher outputs, more closely aligned with the EQA 350.

Mercedes-Benz EQA 2022 review: EQA 250

But when it comes to the EQA 250, it’s also priced about $7000 higher than the equivalent GLA 250, with its standard equipment including dusk-sensing LED lights, rain-sensing wipers, 19-inch alloy wheels (with a tyre repair kit), aluminium roof rails, keyless entry and a hands-free power-operated tailgate.

Inside, the central touchscreen and digital instrument cluster both measure 10.25 inches. with the 'MBUX' multimedia system offering satellite navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, and digital radio.

Then there’s the 10-speaker sound system, wireless smartphone charger, power-adjustable front seats with heating, dual-zone climate control, black or beige 'Artico' synthetic leather upholstery, and ambient lighting.

The central touchscreen and digital instrument cluster both measure 10.25 inches.

Notable options include a panoramic sunroof ($2300) and the 'MBUX Innovations' package ($2500), which includes a head-up display and augmented reality (AR) satellite navigation, so the EQA 250’s value is questionable in more ways than one.

An 'AMG Line' package ($2950) bundles in a body kit, 20-inch alloy wheels, a flat-bottom steering wheel, front sports seats and unique backlit interior trim.