Lots of standard equipment
Optional third-row seat
Pricey for its category
EQB 250+ launches
The 2023 Mercedes-EQ EQB all-electric small SUV is the only vehicle in its class to offer optional seating for seven. It’s also superb family transport. Pricing starts at $52,750. For those families who can afford a small Mercedes-Benz SUV and are perhaps considering an electric vehicle for the first time, the EQB could be just the thing. The new-for-2023 EQB 250+ comes in at a lower price than the other two variants (that debuted only last year) and with the best EQB range of 250 miles.
Learn more: What is EV, BEV, HEV, PHEV? Here’s your guide to types of electric cars Mercedes-Benz uses the EQ name for its electric vehicles. And the EQB is essentially a battery-powered version of the GLB small SUV that slots, naturally enough, between the subcompact GLA and the compact GLC. Not large, then, but the EQB still offers the option of a small third seating row for younger and smaller passengers.
The Mercedes-EQ EQB
With or without the just-in-case third row, we’ve found the EQB to be a surprisingly practical small SUV. The backseat and cargo areas are both quite roomy, while the smooth electric powertrain and small footprint make it easy and enjoyable to drive. The EQB is big and small in all the right places, which is both an impressive balancing act and its key strength. Whoever is riding in the 2023 EQB, they’ll be well protected. It’s usually Volvo
that gets the kudos for safety equipment, but Mercedes-Benz makes safety an equally high priority, with some great innovations like the Pre-Safe Sound feature that helps protect occupants’ hearing in the event of an impact. The similar GLB earned a top safety score in European crash testing. Don’t miss: Tesla’s Cybertruck delayed again—when will we see it?2023 Mercedes-EQ EQB pricing The 2023 Mercedes-EQ EQB starts at $52,750. That’s for the new EQB 250+. Mercedes-Benz also includes two years of free 30-minute charging sessions using the Electrify America network.
2023 Mercedes-EQ EQB 250+: $52,750
2023 Mercedes-EQ EQB 300 4Matic: $56,900
2023 Mercedes-EQ EQB 350 4Matic: $60,550
These are manufacturer’s suggested retail prices (MSRP) and do not include the $1,150 factory-to-dealer delivery fee (de …