Mercedes EQA 2021 review - see what I really think about it!

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    This is the new Mercedes EQA!
    You can probably already tell it’s based on the Mercedes GLA, but of course, there’s one key difference - the EQA is all-electric! The question is, should you really consider paying several thousand pounds more to go electric?
    Well, the EQA has a 66.5kWh battery pack which powers a single front motor. This can produce 190hp and 375Nm of torque. Four-wheel-drive variants are due to in the future, but for now, you’ll have to settle with front-wheel-drive only.
    When it comes to powering up your EQA, it has the ability to charge up to 100kWh, which will help boost your battery from 10% to 80% full in just 30 minutes, which isn’t too bad!
    As for interior space & practicality, well, it’s all pretty similar to the GLA, although you may have to compromiseimise a little on space to accommodate the battery pack!
    So what do you think - could the EQA change the game for small all-electric SUVs? You’ll have to stick with Mat to find out!
    Chapters
    00:00 Intro
    00:26 Price
    01:31 Exterior Design
    03:10 Interior
    04:19 Back Seats
    05:32 Boot
    06:17 Five Annoying Features
    07:33 Five Good Features
    08:58 Battery & Motors
    09:26 Driving
    13:17 Range
    14:02 Verdict
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    1. Barcker

      I’m considering between Ford Mustang Mach e, Audi Q4 e-tron and Mercedes-Benz EQA. Please help!

    2. Victor Galindo

      180 miles of range it is probably ok for an startup but not ok for Mercedes

    3. Adrito B

      the front looks like a vw t roc.

    4. Awesome Stuffs

      Mercedes Benz shouldn’t rush and produce some wack EV

    5. Mich Tesl

      Rear seats don't move not because it's electric but because this one is AMG

    6. Sebastian Daniels

      I hate the way he tests an electric car's range, he never does it properly.

    7. Exhale

      Very boring design to be honest .

    8. Goa Way

      So how many miles can it get in a charge? And do they sell it America?

    9. Fernando Faustino

      Mercedes' EQs have a big problem, we can't control the time we want the car to start or finish charging. Once connected, they start charging immediately. A major software failure.

    10. E L

      May have good build quality but based on an old IEC car platfrom and a front wheel drive car.

    11. khalil FreeMan

      Why does the exterior looks like a honda?

    12. kevin n

      All German car's should be preloaded with Kraftwerk. Did their "the model" song ever hit number 1???

    13. D C

      Great review as ever Matt. Government grant is no longer available on cars over £35k and it has been reduced for those cars to £2500. I test drove a Tesla last week and the dealer told me Tesla had dropped their prices as a result....why wen’t they lower to start with? Will other car makers drop their inflated EV prices now as well?

    14. Peter

      Rear seats are really a turn off :(

    15. Dennis

      Those low back seats are a joke

    16. Markus Jonsson

      I am going to miss diesel cars... :(

    17. Piotr Podgórski

      That tail light bar is basically Lexus UX...

    18. rho y.

      Nah. I'll take the Tesla Model Y.

    19. Mp_20

      When EVs can start doing decent range car manufacturers will most definitely go back to using nice alloys..

    20. lesengir

      what is a nappa leather?

    21. Theodore Vasilopoulos

      The worst thing about this car is that I'm poor...

    22. alexbubububu

      would u pls pls do the eqv too ? thx

    23. Pablo

      Cheap design, it looks awful.

    24. Dr Evil

      hands down that's a great looking car.

    25. Harry Axe

      Mat, U.S. GLA statrs at 36,500 approx.

    26. Tony Kwok

      The back seat is terrible

    27. Sam J

      Hi Matt Can I ask why reviewers don’t mention the weight of EV’s. The handling, and stopping power is compromised. I just sold my new 330e as it is much heavier than the GolfR and spoils the fun. Please give us more honesty? 👍🏼

    28. Oliver Buckley

      I would not buy an electric for another 9 Years at least, to expensive, and don't go far enough on a charge, stick with Diesel by far the best, my GLA does 800 miles on a fill, and it has add blue and all that is going out into the atmosphere is vapor which is totally harmless.......

    29. abcd

      Mercedes best cars!

    30. Anis Bannour

      Guys what's the song at the end. I love it

    31. L.E. Robbo

      Test drove this car today, AMG line. Though the overal feel is premium some buttons as well as the turn signal lever feel cheap. The adaptive cruise works well but can be a bit unpredictable. Lot of wind noise too. All in all a nice decent car, but taking the max range of 300km into account I think I'll wait for a bit.

    32. C ls

      The rear seat simply doesn't allow any reasonable seating, not to mention a comfortable one, nor even a luxury one. It's a passenger car worth more than 40 grand! Sitting in the back in a Tesla model s is a detestable thing, why Mercedes repeats the same mistake?

    33. Trevor C

      No more govmt grant on this as it’s more than £35k

    34. L L

      What a boring car lmao the new Peugeot 308 looks 10 times better

    35. קארטיוב

      By the way, we already have EQC and now EQA, what will be the name of the equivalent electric C class and A class? I think Benz didn't put a thought about the EQ naming.

    36. Julian Qt

      Disgusting car. You can sweet talk it all you want. It looks like shit and I will NEVER buy an electric vehicle unless it looks like a petrol.

    37. JJS

      So are you no longer giving out vehicles specs like Bhp and torque???

    38. Mark H

      Why don’t I ever see the pop out banner?

    39. Serhiy 123

      Matt spent 14 min to tell us *"EQA = shit"* as politely as possible. 2 tons, unbearable back seats, no towing, ugly, no adaptive cruise, no storage room, SLOW, THIRSTY, NO RANGE, *EXPENSIVE*

    40. Pier Paolo Polla

      Having seen your model 3 review I’m disappointed by Mercedes. Usually people say Mercedes has better quality and fine details that make it better than Tesla but I don’t see anything like that on this car, I mean there is no cover in the bonnet !!!!! My Fiesta has a cover over the engine!!!

    41. Lee Edens

      So, Mercedes didn’t learn anything from the EQC, the EQA is basically an EV version of the GLA whereas the EQC was a longer version of the GLC (yes, an EV version), car companies tried this set up with ICE models as EV models before, I was expecting more from Mercedes, guess we’ll have to wait for the EQS (which bring the EQS sedan, EQS SUV and EQE sedan), since it’s getting a dedicated design EV platform, as for this EQA it’s not a Tesla Model Y fighter, being fwd based and a subcompact / small compact, it’s more of a Chevy Bout EUV fighter, the EQA is closer to the Buick Velite 7 than the Tesla Model Y also, last I checked the Model Y was RWD based not fwd like the EQA, I look for Tesla stock price to keep increasing, the Germans keep dropping the ball, the Audi e-tron SUV (aka Q6) didn't offer the range or size for the price point, the Porsche Taycan didn't offer the range and the interior space is nowhere near the Model S, hence a problem, the ID3 / ID4 are interesting but too slow, but at least the new VW Group MEB platform is interesting, we will have to see future models, BMW offered the i3 EV / EREV and i8 plugin, now BMW has the new iX coming with a dedicated design EV platform (but, only for this model, why), all other BMW models will be based off existing platforms with EV internals

    42. Kagiso Tlhabano

      Genuinely disappointed at how Mercedes cars look nowadays.

    43. Sebastian Daniels

      I agree with Mat about the EQA, it's a nice electric car, but there are compromises to make which not most people would do.

    44. jonas

      Ugly

    45. R J

      Less space, awkward rear seating, same interior, less range,more price...What was Mercedes thinking ??

    46. Usman Khalid

      Elegant and beauty from Swiss German car Mercedes.

    47. afghan Niaz

      My man is driving around Cricklewoood/kilburn area. Be careful !

    48. Abhigya Ishan

      This Car costs $90,000 in India.

    49. noraneko nekomatagi

      6:50 what's that yellow baggy in the door storage bin? do they make first aid kit in yellow these days?

    50. Alok

      ;p

    51. Runar Kvamme

      Why?.....is every video om adhd!! And try to be "funny" ... cringe🙈🙈.

    52. Missaka Iddamalgoda

      Avoid It. 1. 🤢 front 2. Outdated looking rims. And it looks like the rim is bulged outwards more than the tire wall. So it is going to really curb happy. 3. The two tone interior seems to get on the nerves.

    53. 7S POWER

      7:12 Hey Mat, how come you didn't place any tree branch sticks in the motor compartment as you did in the ID.4 car review? Two sets of standards?

    54. Tim Ford Falcon XF

      While i LOVE v8s mercs and petrol. The end is coming. The EQ is proof cars can be ev and good. EQA is nice. But i will go for a EQC or later S class EV ( that EQS )

    55. Tom Dutch

      LOL 180 miles is a joke. I drive a GLC with a 66L tank and get fuel anxiety when my range hits 200miles remaining. I’d not feel safe having that as a total amount of miles...

    56. San Constantino Boutique Villa

      it doesn't have drl?

    57. rudraksh mahajan

      Is something wrong with the video or BGclip? Everytime Matt asks us to look at something popping up on the top right hand corner, I don't see anything

    58. noomy 663

      This seems to catch up with Volvo's counterpart in terms of its sophisticated look.

    59. Shahram Torki

      Going for the numba too was gold

    60. Lado Z

      I bet the Ioniq 5 will wipe the floor with this expensive poor effort.

    61. MLEすずつき

      request for Japan…😆

    62. Gyorgy Kormendi

      Driving light, lighting. Not on it?

    63. Yeshpal Singh

      You have always been critical and biased towards Mercs compared to its British counterparts..watching ur videos since years now...but now I doubt would do it again... shame

    64. krzysiekg1983

      No dlr lights on the eqa? 🤔

    65. uvsmealldayeveryday

      Mercedes is going downhill nowadays. Fake AMG's marketed as ,,AMG-enchanced models" which is complete bullshit, uglier and uglier new designs, AMG line on an ev hatchback-crossover, 4 cylinder C63 AMG..... WTF is going on with Mercedes, BMW and Audi lately? Yes, the eu regulations are nowadays getting more and more absurd everyday, but how Porsche still makes great products and haven't ruined their designs? (yet)

    66. Design Mind

      I actually really like the front bumper. It’s no fuss, I feel like most brands feel like it needs so much styling, minimalism is always better

    67. Devin W

      Volvo camera car 😁

    68. Geemitha Senanayake

      Isnt this design is copied like tucson ,tail light

    69. Mark Brisec

      I don't think that this approach Mercedes decided to take for their EV cars is the right one.. Making EV and ICE powered vehicles very similar is not what the customers want.. Especially for the interior design.. But then again I've recently seen a video about Mercedes' new hyperscreen technology which will be included into their higher end EV cars, and all that I can say is WOW... These curvy OLED screens make the Tesla's single screen look like a 1985 Bronco's interior.

    70. Jeffrey Li

      Looks really boring

    71. A M

      This car is a perfect example of exposing which auto maker is and isn't serious about making a true EV. It's absolutely pointless to develop and EV based on an ICE vehicle.

    72. Gary

      These cars which were originally designed with the intention of petrol/diesel engines need to die a death. You pay all that money for a car which has been adapted to take batteries and electric motors, instead of designed to take them. As a result, you lose boot space, end up with masses of wasted space under the bonnet (hood) and, a higher centre of gravity. It's not good enough on a premium £50k car.

    73. SixPotShot

      What Artico is Real Plastic - Eco? Only in the imagination of eco-warriors. Another attack on intelligence and MB having a laugh keeping the real leather money in the bank and selling you cheap plastic...

    74. evtrekker13

      Nice review as always. I will say that speed bumps are where you'd want to use the one pedal driving feature. Super easy since acceleration and decelerations are seamless.

    75. grandcalifornia

      Why do manufactures lie about the mileage per single charge? They should test the car in all environments and present the lowest achieved mileage per single charge.

    76. Josh Mateo

      The rear looks VERY similar to the Lexus UX.

    77. Aleck Mc

      The back seat is a clear deal-breaker, I'm afraid. In fact, it's a botched job Mercedes should be ashamed of.

      1. Ohforahill

        It's as if Mercedes have treated this as an afterthought.

    78. MrKlaw

      £1500 for active cruise is disappointing when so many other EVs have it as standard at much lower prices. If it was comparable in spec to a model 3 at the standard price it might be interesting - although maybe you can get some options for a similar price to the model Y?

    79. James jack

      I feel like it just looks a little too boring , interior is lovely but the exterior could do with a wee more flash yanno ? X

    80. Neil Holmes

      Skoda Enyaq please a proper EV............................................still waiting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    81. Jack Hone

      It’s colder weather you will get close to 250 in summer

    82. Outdoor Olli

      GLA: I'm your father! EQA: Noooooo!!!!

    83. Obloms

      This car illustrates why manufacturers should build one from scratch and not try to put in bunch of batteries into existing platform.

    84. D MOTORS ZA TM

      It looks exactly like the new Hyundai Tucson

    85. serendipityuk

      Couldn’t be less interested in this car.

    86. One Issue Voter

      It's coming folks, whether you like it or not. The wave of new electric vehicles is hitting, and Tesla's stock bubble is about to burst. By this time next year Tesla stock will be $250, on it's way down to $100 by 2024.

    87. CZ CZ

      Just too expensive for what you get

    88. Václav Skalický

      The design is so terrible😳

    89. Michael Shenton

      He loves his pop-out banners 🙏

    90. ILOVEALGARVE

      the first 7 minutes are rather negative; so negative that there is no reason to want such a car where the compromise is very very expensive while getting less :(

    91. Bu

      Is it just me who thinks this car doesn't look premium at all. It just looks like made by mid-level brand like Renault...

    92. Mathias Bacher

      There's a lot of really good German music but they sent you the worst of the worst: Schlager 😂

    93. Roland Rohde

      The car is too high, too short and the boot opening is too small.

    94. money G

      Why is the front camera off center 🤦🏾‍♂️🤦🏾‍♂️🤦🏾‍♂️

    95. hi9580

      What are they going to call the sedan and hatch versions of the EQ?

    96. ITS HENNADIY

      It looks like Merc is going to be last in this electric car "race". They made a major mistake with this ICE to Electric adaptation strategy.

    97. ollyrukes

      lately, Mat's been testing EVs in the middle of Winter - no wonder the range is much lower. He rarely mentions that factor though.

    98. rufdymond

      Considering the price of this car, it’s just a non starter.....until they move it to a new, dedicated, all electric platform, it makes no sense at that price, too many compromises.

    99. marty1035

      what rubbish rear seating for a new modern car. absolute crap at that price.

    100. Fanatic T

      What it i want to go from london to germany how many charges do i need?