Space & Practicality
The EQA starts to feel the pinch when you get to the boot space. As a knock-on effect from its GLA underpinnings, it has lost around 100 litres of space from the combustion engine model due to added electrical components.
You have 340 litres of load space available and there’s no denying, that’s a considerable drop. But I don’t think it’s a deal breaker. There’s no load lip on the boot to contend with so getting suitcases or heavy luggage in and out will be so easy you won’t even notice.
The wide boot opening compensates for the smaller space and with just enough underfloor area to store your charging cables, it’s unlikely you’ll notice a huge difference when compared to the GLA.
However, if you're after an electric car lease, there are better options in this class when it comes to boot space. Unfortunately for the EQA, the ID.4 performs significantly better (543 litres), and the Tesla Model Y comes in at nearly three times bigger (854 litres)!
Despite having two sunroofs, headroom is very generous. Six footers and above will be very comfortable in the back of an EQA.
The sunroofs do a great job of opening up the cabin and creating a brighter and more open space without impacting headroom.
Mercedes decided to store the EQA’s batteries under the floor, which means it has been raised from the GLA’s. As a result, the rear bench sits quite low in relation to the floor, so though the legroom is very competitive, taller passengers might find themselves lacking the necessary support over longer journeys.