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Old 8th July 2024, 17:15   #16
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Re: Mercedes EQA 250+ Review

Not impressed by the EQA. The styling of the car, like all other EQs, is pretty unimpressive. Won’t age well. The interiors also look fairly dull and drab. More importantly, the powertrain is weak. Performance is incrementally better than Nexon EV and about par with ZS EV. Absolutely no comparison with similarly priced peers or even the Ioniq5. Merc’s lame approach with regards to its ICE powertrains is carrying over to the EVs, and that’s bad news.
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Old 8th July 2024, 18:12   #17
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Rear looks hideous. Personally speaking and this might divide opinions, BYD Atto is leagues ahead, assuming that EV cars are primarily used for city driving only at present.
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Old 8th July 2024, 21:04   #18
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Re: Mercedes EQA 250+ Review

The review mentions the knee up position for passengers in the rear seat but the angle shown in the photo looks very uncomfortable. The Nexon 3.0 EV (LR version) also suffers from the same due to the higher thickness of the battery at the bottom. Do all EV cars suffer from this issue? What about ZS EV and Ioniq 5?
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The review mentions the knee up position for passengers in the rear seat but the angle shown in the photo looks very uncomfortable. The Nexon 3.0 EV (LR version) also suffers from the same due to the higher thickness of the battery at the bottom. Do all EV cars suffer from this issue? What about ZS EV and Ioniq 5?
Most EVs don’t. I fact the Tiago ev with the battery underneath the seat and boot doesn’t have this issue. Only the Nexon LR, eC3 and now the EQA. I’ve sat in the ZS and Astor and they feel pretty much the same.

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Most EVs donít. I fact the Tiago ev with the battery underneath the seat and boot doesnít have this issue. Only the Nexon LR, eC3 and now the EQA. Iíve sat in the ZS and Astor and they feel pretty much the same.
I agree, but sometimes there are defective batteries.
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Underwhelming launch. Why would anyone pick this over C40/EV6/Seal? Powertrains comparable to 25L EVs and compromised space at the rear. Mercedes in general have good lineup let down by their Powertrains. Its time they wake up and provide atleast what competitor is giving. Except GLC, I don't see any other good offering from Merc within a CR.
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An in-depth, fair and square review. Must read for all prospective buyers. Thank you for sharing.
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Mercedes-Benz EQA on the price graph against other premium electric crossovers from BMW, Kia, Volvo and Hyundai.

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Old 10th July 2024, 13:22   #24
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Which amongst the above list doesn’t suffer from the knees up rear seating, mentioned in most reviews? Is this only a problem in EVs which share platform with ICE cars or pure EV platforms have this problem too? This was one of my major grouse even when TDing IC XC40. If EVs are even worse then it seems like a major deal breaker especially for taller folks like me.
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Re: Mercedes EQA 250+ Review

The EQA is a great proposition for affluent retirees who are empty nesters. If grandchildren are involved, then its the EQB.

Otherwise it is a dull package drive wise. I personally like the Kia EV6.
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