Mercedes-Benz EQS vs EQB

2024 EQS vs EQB - Mercedes-Benz of Temecula

The 2024 Mercedes-Benz EQS and EQB are prime examples of the brand's commitment to electrification, but they approach this shared goal from different angles. The EQS is an electric luxury SUV showcasing comfort, style, and cutting-edge technology. The EQB is a compact electric SUV with practicality and versatility at its core.

As Mercedes-Benz continues to expand its lineup, these two models exemplify the brand's dedication to providing a wide range of electrified options to suit different lifestyles and needs. Read as our Mercedes-Benz of Temecula team pits these two masterpieces of automotive engineering against each other to see how they stack up in terms of trims, specs, and features.

Trim Options and Pricing

The 2024 Mercedes-Benz EQS comes in three models: the 450+, 450 4MATIC, and 580 4MATIC. Each model has three trim levels: Premium, Exclusive, and Pinnacle. The starting MSRP is $105,550, reflecting the luxury and advanced technology the EQS embodies. The 2024 Mercedes-Benz EQB also offers three models: the 250+, 300 4MATIC, and 350 4MATIC. The entry-level EQB 250+ has a starting MSRP of $53,900, making it a more affordable choice if you want to join the electric revolution.

The EQS SUV is undeniably more luxurious with its sophisticated technology and premium comforts, but the EQB's lower price point makes it more accessible to a broader range of customers.

Battery, Range, and Performance

The EQS SUV is essentially an elevated EQS sedan with more interior space and a similar electric powertrain. Its 450+ model features a 335-horsepower motor powering the rear wheels, while the 580 model has front- and rear-mounted motors providing 536 horsepower and all-wheel drive. The SUV has an adjustable air suspension and a 107.8 kWh battery pack. The battery's cell chemistry optimizes sustainability with scarce materials such as nickel, cobalt, and manganese in an 8:1:1 ratio. The EQS SUV delivers an EPA-estimated range of approximately 305 and 285 miles for its 450+ and 4MATIC variants, respectively.

Regarding charging, the EQS exhibits an impressive level of efficiency and convenience. Its AC charging power peaks at 9.6 kW, so you can fully charge your EQS using an AC charging source in approximately 12.5 hours. With a maximum DC charging power of 200 kW, you can charge your EQS from 10% to 80% in a mere 31 minutes at fast-charging stations.

All 2024 EQB models have a 70.5 kWh battery pack. The 250+ delivers 188 horsepower to the front wheels, the 300 4MATIC adds a second motor for an all-wheel drive with 225 horsepower, and the 350 4MATIC is the most potent with 288 horsepower. It offers up to 250 miles of range for the 250+ model, 243 miles for the EQB 300 4MATIC, and 227 miles for the EQB 350 4MATIC. It can charge from 10% to 100% on a 240-volt charger in about 7.75 hours, with the capability of DC fast charging at 100 kW in approximately 32 minutes.

Overall, the EQS and EQB SUVs have impressive performance capabilities and range. But the EQS outshines the EQB with its larger battery pack, more powerful motors, and faster charging capabilities.

Interior Comfort and Cargo Space

The EQS and EQB interiors fuse luxury and technology. The EQS has ambient lighting, heated and ventilated front seats, leather upholstery, and a panoramic sunroof. A spacious cabin with smart storage options, including a large bin under the floating center console, adds to its appeal. It comfortably seats five passengers, with an optional third row for additional seating. It offers up to 31 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row, decreasing to 7 cubic feet when using the third row. It boasts a maximum cargo capacity of 74 cubic feet with the second- and optional third-row seats folded.

The EQB provides a comfortable seating arrangement for five passengers across two rows, with room for up to seven with an optional third row. It boasts an interior adorned with soft leather upholstery, bright metal trim, and unique rose gold accents. Cargo space in the EQB is variable, with 11 cubic feet available behind the third row, expanding to 22 cubic feet in a five-passenger setup. Folding the rear seats increases the cargo space to 62 cubic feet. Depending on the configuration, it loses up to 5 cubic feet of luggage space because of the battery pack.

While the EQS and EQB offer ample interior space and luxurious amenities, the EQS SUV takes the lead in overall comfort and cargo versatility.

Infotainment and Connectivity

Both the EQS and EQB offer state-of-the-art infotainment features. The EQS SUV dazzles with its 56-inch Hyperscreen that spans the entire dashboard. It houses a 17.7-inch touch screen primarily for infotainment functions and a 12.3-inch OLED display for the passenger. Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a Burmester audio system, and wireless charging are standard.

The EQB features Mercedes-Benz's MBUX infotainment system with a responsive 10.25-inch touch screen, trackpads on the steering wheel and console, and a voice-activated system accessible with a simple "Hey, Mercedes" callout. It also offers wireless charging and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.

Both models have impressive connectivity features, including a built-in navigation system with live traffic and weather updates and Bluetooth connection. But the EQS SUV's Hyperscreen elevates its infotainment experience to the next level.

Safety and Driver Assistance

The EQS SUV offers an extensive range of standard driver-assistance technology. Noteworthy features include automatic high-beam headlamps, forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control, a self-parking feature, automated emergency braking, and lane departure warning with lane-keeping assist.

The EQB's driver-assistance features comprise standard lane departure warning with lane-keeping assist and automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection. The EQB requires upgrading to get advanced features such as adaptive cruise control with a lane-centering feature. In terms of safety, the EQS SUV again outshines the EQB.

Test-Drive an EQS or EQB SUV at Mercedes-Benz of Temecula

The EQS and EQB SUVs offer impressive electric performance, luxurious interiors, advanced infotainment features, and cutting-edge safety technology. Ultimately, the decision between these two models may come down to personal preference in design, space, and budget. Our vehicle specials and finance options make owning your dream hybrid or electric SUV easier. Contact us today to schedule a test drive and experience the future of mobility with Mercedes-Benz.