The Mercedes EQB is a surprisingly good electric car with seven seats
One of the biggest challenges when buying a family car is finding an affordable, safe, reliable, and spacious vehicle that can fit the needs of a growing family. Is that too much to ask? Not according to the Mercedes EQB.
As an electric car with seven seats, the EQB boasts cutting-edge technology, a host of practical features and a 5-star safety rating from Euro NCAP. At the time of writing, it is the only fully electric car with 7 seats that isn’t a van or priced over £100k! The EQB price starts from £55,310. Let’s see how it stacks up.
You could also consider the Mercedes Benz GLB if you’re not looking for an electric vehicle. If you don’t need seven seats, then the Mercedes EQC could be the perfect choice.
How safe is the Mercedes EQB?
Safety is a top priority for families, and the EQB has you covered in that area. This electric SUV boasts a 5-star safety rating from Euro NCAP – one of the highest ratings in the industry. With iso-fix for child seats in the rear and airbag deactivation, this Mercedes EV is one of the safest small SUVs for children.
Additionally, it is equipped with the latest safety technology, including active lane-keeping assist, blind spot assist and active brake assist, to help you feel confident and secure on the road. You can travel peacefully, thanks to the standard equipment and driver aids of the EQB.
Interior Space and Practicality
The solid Mercedes Benz EQB also wins in practicality. It’s a versatile SUV with seven seats gives families the comfort and room they need for all their adventures. The spacious interior and high roof allow everyone to stretch out and relax.
Although it looks strange, the box-shaped rear provides equal headroom throughout the whole car. While the rear two seats look squeezed in, adults can sit in them. It may not be the most comfortable on long journeys, but it won’t be an issue for kids. Mercedes say anyone 5ft 4 or under will fit.
Can you imagine a day when the kids aren’t fighting over who needs to sit in the rear seat? Bliss.
If you’re not filling the car with people, the rear seats easily fold to increase storage space. With all seven seats in use, the boot capacity is 340 litres. Fold down the rear two, and you’ll get a massive 1,320 litres of space!
The Mercedes EQB has easy-to-use controls, making it simple for parents to focus on driving while keeping the kids entertained. From the AMG line to the AMG line Premium Plus, all models pack cool tech, including the MBUX infotainment system.
You can speak to your Mercedes by saying “hey Mercedes”, and you can ask for jokes. I’m not saying they’re the best, but the kids will love it. (I did laugh at some Star Wars references).
Since MBUX is an artificial intelligence system, it learns as you use it. Before long, it will adapt and be more suited to your lifestyle – almost like a personal assistant who always knows what you need.
Mercedes EQB Range
There are two battery options on the EQB SUV, depending on the model line. The EQB 300 4MATIC holds a 168kW battery producing 228hp and the EQB 350 4MATIC has a 215kW battery giving 292hp.
Both show official figures up to 253 miles of range. Realistically, you’ll probably get around 200 with considerate driving.
However, you can charge the EQB from 10% to 80% in 32 minutes by rapid charging. You can stop at a service station for a toilet break, food and a short rest while your car prepares for the next leg of your drive.
Is the Mercedes EQB a good car?
The Mercedes EQB is a fantastic electric car with seven seats. It’s ideal for families who want a safe, reliable, and spacious electric SUV that can meet the needs of a growing family. With its practical features, spacious interior, and 5-star safety rating, the Mercedes EQB is the ultimate family car that will make your next adventure memorable.
Find out more here: Mercedes Benz EQB
Yes, the Mercedes EQB has a third row with 2 seats ideal for children.
The Mercedes EQB price starts from £55,310 in the UK. It is currently the only fully electric car with 7 seats that isn't a van or priced over £100k.
The EQB has two battery options, both show official figures up to 253 miles of range. Realistically, you'll probably get around 200 with considerate driving.
However, you can charge the EQB from 10% to 80% in 32 minutes by rapid charging.