Mercedes-Benz EQA 250+ vs Rivals: Specifications Compared

  • Jul 10, 2024
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The Mercedes-Benz EQA 250+ scores short on performance in this comparison. but boasts a better claimed range than the rest.

Mercedes-Benz has entered the entry-level luxury electric SUV segment by introducing the EQA 250+ at a price of Rs 66 lakh (ex-showroom). The smallest EV from Mercedes in India will rival its competitors like the BMW iX1 and the Volvo C40 Recharge. In this article, we compare them against each other to see which of them performs better on paper. 

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Mercedes-Benz EQA 250+ vs Rivals: Dimensions

Model

Mercedes-Benz EQA 250+

BMW iX1

Volvo C40 Recharge

Length

4465 mm

4500 mm

4440 mm

Width

2020 mm

2104 mm

2034 mm

Height

1624 mm

1642 mm

1591 mm

Wheelbase

2729 mm

2692 mm

2702 mm

It is pretty evident from the table above that the BMW iX1 is larger in size by being longer, wider and taller than the Mercedes-Benz EQA and Volvo C40 Recharge. Notably though, the Mercedes-Benz EQA has a longer wheelbase, hence probably liberating more room inside the cabin. 

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Mercedes-Benz EQA 250+ vs Rivals: Powertrain

Model

Mercedes-Benz EQA 250+

BMW iX1

Volvo C40 Recharge

Battery Capacity

70.5 kWh

64.7 kWh

78 kWh

Power

190 PS

313 PS

408 PS

Torque

385 Nm

494 Nm

660 Nm

0-100 kmph Time

8.6 seconds

5.6 seconds

4.7 seconds

Claimed Range (WLTP)

560 km

440 km

530 km

On comparing outright performance, the Volvo C40 Recharge triumphs with 408 PS and 660 Nm, making it the most powerful in the lot. Also, with the largest battery pack here, this one offers the best balance between power and range. 

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With a 70.5 kWh battery pack, the Mercedes-Benz EQA, with its single motor option, delivers a claimed WLTP range of 560 km, which is more than the other two. 

Notably, the BMW iX1 is more powerful than the EQA, but the battery pack is the smallest here, hence delivers the least claimed range figures. 

Mercedes-Benz EQA 250+ vs Rivals: Features

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Equipment 

Mercedes-Benz EQA 250+

BMW iX1

Volvo C40 Recharge

Infotainment system

10.25-inch 

10.7-inch

9-inch

Driver’s display

10.25-inch

10.25-inch

12.3-inch

Apple Carplay/Android Auto

Yes

Yes

Yes

Connected Car Tech

Yes

Yes

Yes

Ambient lighting

Yes

Yes

Yes

Audio system

9-Speaker Burmester

12-Speaker Harman Kardon

13-Speaker Harman Kardon

Climate control

Dual-zone

Dual-zone

Dual-zone

Rear AC vents

Yes

Yes

Yes

Headlights

Full LED

Full LED

Full LED

Auto headlights

Yes

Yes

Yes

Keyless entry/push button start-stop

Yes

Yes

Keyless entry with drive off function

Adaptive Cruise control

Yes

Yes

Yes

Sunroof 

Yes

Yes

Yes

Wireless phone charger

Yes

Yes

Yes

Airbags

7

6

8

360-degree camera

Yes

Yes

Yes

Parking sensors

Front and Rear

Front and Rear

Front and Rear

ISOFIX mounts

Yes

Yes

Yes

Tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Heads Up Display

Yes

Yes

Yes

ADAS

Yes

Yes

Yes

All these three electric SUVs are at par when compared in terms of the equipment list that they pack in. They score equally in terms of comfort and convenience features as they are all features packed up to the brim. All three electric SUVs get the latest tech features including ADAS along with over the air updates for the infotainment software. 

Full dashboard center Image of iX1

Mercedes-Benz EQA 250+ vs Rivals: Price

Model

Mercedes-Benz EQA 250+

BMW iX1

Volvo C40 Recharge

Price (ex-showroom)

Rs 66 lakh

Rs 66.90 lakh

Rs 62.95 lakh

While all three electric SUVs have impressive looks and a good amount of features to keep you satisfied, it’s the Volvo that makes the most amount of sense on paper. Thanks to local assembly, Volvo has managed to undercut the EQA and iX1 in terms of pricing. The C40 Recharge also has the better specs on paper and that makes it our pick. 

Which of the following would be your pick of choice and why? Let us know!

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