Talking Cars 370: Driving the Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 Electric Flagship

Plus, can a dealership change the price of a car I ordered before I pick it up?

Main theme: The Mercedes-Benz EQS is a technological tour-de-force. It has the longest range of any non-Tesla electric vehicle, and it features everything from augmented reality to eight different seat massage functions. But is there such a thing as too much technology? We discuss our time behind the wheel—and why we’ll have to evaluate this car a little differently from most.

Audience question: I ordered a Ford Maverick Hybrid months ago and got a really good deal. Now that the truck is in such high demand, can the dealership ask for more money when I arrive to pick it up?

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‘Talking Cars’ panelists: Emily Thomas, Keith Barry, and Kelly Funkhouser

Photo: Consumer Reports Photo: Consumer Reports

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Keith Barry

Despite my love for quirky, old European sedans like the Renault Medallion, it's my passion to help others find a safe, reliable car that still puts a smile on their face—even if they're stuck in traffic. When I'm not behind the wheel or the keyboard, you can find me exploring a new city on foot or planning my next trip.