Many automakers like Mercedes-Benz weren’t overly enthused to dive into the world of electric vehicles (EVs), but that’s beginning to change. The 2022 EQS is proof of this, and Consumer Reports was thrilled from the first glimpse of the nameplate. One thing the review site isn’t over the moon about is the fact that the EQS 450+ is the most expensive vehicle it’s ever purchased anonymously to test.
Consumer Reports has a long list of likes and dislikes for the Mercedes-Benz EQS
The 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS received nearly perfect scores from Consumer Reports for the predicted owner satisfaction and road test score categories. However, its predicted reliability score was relatively poor.
Factors such as acceleration earned the EQS high scores as well. Consumer Reports was pleased with the 4.0-second 0 to 60 mph acceleration time on the EQS 580 4MATIC.
In fact, CR stated, “We were quite taken with the EQS’s power. The car’s acceleration pins you back into the seat on demand, but unlike a Tesla Model S, it doesn’t snap your head. Instead, the power comes on in a forcefully smooth fashion and continues to build as speeds rise.”
One feature that CR really enjoyed was the ability to say “Hey, Mercedes” and then tell the EQS what you want. It can also access and execute some driver features on its own, such as changing lanes without driver input. Still, not all is well with the 2022 EQS. Consumer Reports was less than enthused with the feel of the brake pedal, the driving position, and distracting controls. Despite this, the overall feel for the EQS was enthusiastic.