2022 Mercedes-EQ vs. 2022 Tesla Model S

2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS vs. 2022 Tesla Model S
2022 Mercedes-EQ


2022 Tesla Model S
350–487 Miles Per Charge

Estimated Range

Up to 412 Miles Per Charge

Wireless Apple CarPlay™ and Wireless Android Auto™

Genuine Leather

Standard Upholstery

Synthetic Leather
56-inch MBUX Hyperscreen

Available Display

17-inch Tablet-Style Touchscreen

Voice Control with Natural Language Understanding

Not Available

The list of Tesla Model S competitors is expanding rapidly, but one new arrival is drawing special attention: the 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQ! If you’re searching for an electric vehicle that lives up to all of your expectations around luxury and quality, you can’t afford to overlook what the new Mercedes-Benz EV is offering. Our detailed 2022 Mercedes-EQ vs. Tesla Model S comparison shows that Mercedes-Benz continues to deliver advantages that none of its rivals can match.



Range: Mercedes-EQ vs. Tesla Model S

When comparing the Mercedes-EQ vs. Tesla Model S on range, it’s important to consider every angle. The maximum range of the Long Range Tesla Model S sits at roughly 412 miles. That’s an impressive rating, and at first glance, it looks a little better than the EPA-estimated 350 miles of range offered by the EQS. However, many have pointed out that the EPA estimate is a conservative one. At the same time, the experts at Car and Driver have found that the real-world Model S range often falls far below EPA estimates.

Real-world tests performed by Edmunds saw the EQS achieve a range of 422 miles—beating the estimated range of the Model S! The EQS performance was even good enough to set a new Edmunds EV Range Record.

What’s more, both of these tests should be viewed in light of the EQS EV’s original WLTP evaluation, performed in Europe. Here, the EQS was seen to achieve a range of 478 miles—much, much more than you can get with a Tesla Model S!

Comparing the Mercedes-EQ vs. Tesla Model S Plaid will show you that the Model S offers more available power, but Car and Driver found that its real-world range is more than 100 miles under its official estimate. That’s a major drawback—and it makes the EQS the more reliable choice for South Riding and Centerville drivers.

Interior Quality: Mercedes-EQ vs. Tesla Model S

According to a recent review from the U.S. News, “the Model S’ build quality still doesn’t live up to rivals from Audi, Mercedes-Benz, and Porsche. Critics typically note some misaligned panels, squeaks and rattles, and more road noise than expected for a luxury sedan.”

Meanwhile, Mercedes-Benz has been setting the standard for luxury vehicles for more than one hundred years. Here’s a closer look at what sets these two models apart:

  • The Tesla Model S includes a massive 17-inch touchscreen as standard, but it juts out from the dashboard like a tablet in a way that might be jarring for some drivers.
  • The EQS comes standard with a perfectly integrated, portrait-style 12.8-inch touchscreen, and offers a 17.7-inch portrait style screen as an upgrade.
  • If you’re looking for a truly unique infotainment experience, you can’t miss the new 56-inch MBUX Hyperscreen in the EQS. It offers unprecedented functionality and sits flush with the dashboard.
  • You still can’t get Wireless Apple CarPlay™ or Wireless Android Auto™ in the Tesla Model S—even the cable-bound versions of these features remain unavailable. The EQS, on the other hand, includes both of these features as standard.
  • The Mercedes-EQ includes genuine leather upholstery as standard, and it offers even more luxurious upgrades. Synthetic leather is all that you can get in a Tesla Model S.
  • The EQS lets you manage your features with Voice Control and Natural Language Understanding: just say “Hey, Mercedes” to change songs or settings. The Model S doesn’t offer voice control.
  • In the EQS, you get to set the mood for any drive with 64-color interior ambient lighting. It’s a small finishing touch, but it’s one that the Tesla S can’t match, and you’ll appreciate the difference on every drive.

Ultimately, Ashburn-area drivers who compare Mercedes-Benz vs. Tesla will have to admit that only one brand really knows how to do luxury right!

Test Drive the Mercedes-EQ Today!

If you’re still comparing Tesla vs. Mercedes-Benz, we’re sure that first-hand experience with the EQS will put all of your doubts to bed. Don’t wait to explore our new EQS inventory; we have this new EV in stock, and we’d love to help you get behind the wheel! Interested in configuring a model from scratch? We can also help you reserve a new EQS of your own!


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