2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC
Ratings & Reliability
Mercedes-Benz joins the electric-vehicle charge with its EQ sub-brand and the EQC, an SUV based on the GLC. It uses a motor at each axle, enabling all-wheel drive. Output is a healthy 402 horsepower, and the company estimates 0-60 mph times of 4.8 seconds. The company estimates the 80-kWh battery will be capable of producing an estimated range of over 250 miles. There are numerous modes available to dial in the personality and efficiency as desired, such as comfort, sport, and maximum range. Drivers interact with the various components via touchpads on the center console, steering wheel, and directly on the touch screen. We’ve found this system extremely frustrating to use in the GLE and GLS SUVs we’ve recently tested. The EQC offers standard advanced safety systems such as automatic emergency braking, with cyclist and pedestrian detection, and blind spot warning.