7 Things Consumer Reports Likes About the 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS

Mercedes-Benz is making no qualms about ringing in a new era of electric vehicles with its latest EV introduction, the 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS. While most automakers are transitioning to electrification, there’s something extra special about this new luxury, all-electric sedan.

Consumer Reports weighs in with highly favorable remarks about the 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS. There are more than just a few things to like about this luxury car. In fact, the Consumer Reports team likes seven specific aspects of the EQS. Check out these key attributes of the EQS that earned thumbs-up reviews.

1. Quick acceleration 

A 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS in white parked outdoors.
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When you buy a Mercedes-Benz, you not only expect top-notch luxury. You also anticipate peppy performance and precision driving dynamics. The 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS embodies both, and as Consumer Reports points out as a favorite aspect, quick acceleration is a huge perk. The team says this sedan “glides smoothly” while maintaining that “pin you to the back of the seat” on-demand acceleration you want.

2. Quiet cabin and interior

Another CR “high” you’ll enjoy is the incredibly quiet cabin and interior of the 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS. Most EVs are quieter than their gas-powered competitors. But this luxury sedan is “uncannily quiet” even by electric vehicle standards. You and your passengers will feel completely isolated from the outside world, with virtually no wind noise and only the subtle murmur of tires on the pavement penetrating the cabin. It’s high-quality materials and genius engineering that create such a whisper-quiet experience.

3. Comfortable ride quality

It probably won’t be a surprise to learn that the Mercedes-Benz EQS is comfortable with impeccable ride quality. Those are qualities consistent across most models. But the EQS is exceptionally comfortable, with supportive seating front and back. You’ll expect comfort and upscale materials to complement that smooth ride and quiet cabin anywhere you travel.

4. Maneuverability and agility

Despite its substantial 5,800 pounds, the 2022 EQS is an impressively agile sedan, as Consumer Reports suggests during the team’s road test. It’s a car that feels too big to be sporty, but it hugs corners and turns like a luxury bullet. You won’t feel body roll or off-center at all. And even at lower speeds, turning feels tight with the EV’s ability to adjust the rear wheels by 10 degrees in opposing directions during the curves. 

5. The comfort of the front seat

Driving the 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS is an incredible feeling. The driver gets all the plush amenities and extras for control behind the wheel, including the four-way lumbar support feature. The CR team likes the cushion extender for thigh support and the massage feature that provides several rhythm options for maximum comfort on those long drives. 

6. Fit and finish quality

Another aspect of this luxury sedan that the CR team hails as “impeccable” is the overall fit and finish quality of the car. Every surface you encounter is the epitome of high quality. From the detailed stitching on the armrests to the smooth stalks and knobs, everything about this electric vehicle implies luxury. And there’s a suede-like material on the headliner and stylish air vents that you won’t find in any other luxury EV out there. 

7. No emissions

The final applause for the 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS, at least from Consumer Reports, is the guilt-free pleasure of harnessing all that power, acceleration, and luxury guilt-free. Because this sedan is all-electric, you can enjoy the pep with zero emissions. The EPA range is 340 miles on a full charge, but in CR’s tests, the display held steady at 400 miles of the predicted range. That means you can drive this car for days, in most cases, without having to charge it!

The 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS deserves a test drive for anyone considering a luxury EV. Consumer Reports has seven “likes” about this all-electric introduction from Mercedes-Benz. But you’ll likely find even more to love when you experience it yourself.

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