Launched in 2021, the EQA is Mercedes-Benz’s very first fully electric compact SUV – and it’s probably its most elegant electric car, too. Design and performance are the priorities here, making it a visually stunning, handy-sized city explorer. It’s an excellent choice if you’re looking for EV leasing options.
Unlike the EQS, which was the first Mercedes-Benz EQ vehicle to be built on the new electric platform, the EQA was built on the same older platform as the GLA. This makes the two remarkably similar, both inside and out; same body, same bumpers, same interior layout. While taking an existing model and slapping a battery in it may not seem like a ‘highlight’ as such, anything that even broadly resembles a GLA is something that’s worth getting excited about. Rarely has a car offered ease and comfort like the GLA.
Another standout element of the EQA is that it was built at the Mercedes-Benz Rastatt factory. Rastatt is a sustainable manufacturing plant that cut its carbon emissions by more than 50% in just 8 years. If becoming environmentally friendly is a driving force behind your interest in electric car leasing, you can choose the EQA with confidence. You’ll know that it’s made in one of the most sustainable factories in Europe.
Performance & range
While the Mercedes-Benz EQC is the electric model most often celebrated for its performance, the EQA actually manages to outperform it in terms of range. In fact, with 264 miles to a single charge, the EQA’s range is second only to the more recent EQS. It also gets from 0-62 mph in just 6 seconds, making it an impressively nippy town car. Rapid charging takes 30 minutes, with slow charging taking under 6 hours.
292 BHP (215 kW)
66.5 kWh lithium-ion battery
99 mph max speed
1320 litre maximum storage capacity
If you’re set on leasing a Mercedes-Benz EV, then along with the EQA, EQS, and EQC, there’s also the EQV. But as a 7-seater people carrier, it doesn’t have many physical similarities to this compact SUV. The MBUX infotainment system and technology, however, remains the same.
If you’d prefer something of a similar size that handles in much the same way on the road, the BMW iX, Volkswagen ID.4, and Volvo XC40 are perhaps the closest models to consider. These all fall somewhere in between the more condensed models, like the Kia Niro, and the bigger models, like the Tesla Model 3.
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The Mercedes-Benz EQA is an excellent option for those looking for a small affordable SUV as their next electric vehicle. There are plenty of positives to this particular model such as the classy interior, impressive technology, smooth drive and impressive range.
By leasing a car with GRIDSERVE Car Leasing, you’ll also help us take steps to improve the planet, as we plant 100 trees for every EV that we lease. We also offer hundreds of chargers across the UK as part of the GRIDSERVE Electric Highway, with high-powered chargers helping you get back on the move quicker and easier.
The range figures of your EQA model will depend on the exact version you have, with the longest range being the EQA Hatchback Sport 250+, which has official range figures of 324 miles, which is a real-world estimate of 279 miles.
Yes, you will be able to add a maintenance package to your EQA leasing deal if you so wish. This is an optional addition, and can help cover you against unexpected issues that can occur. If you add a maintenance option to your lease, it will leave you with just the insurance to arrange.
The EQA is the smallest of Mercedes-Benz’s electric vehicle options, though it remains reasonably spacious inside, with particular room in the front for the driver and front-seat passenger.
The boot offers 340 litres of space with the rear seats up, which can extend to 1,320 litres with the seats down. The Mercedes-Benz EQA measures 4,463mm in length, 1,834mm in width and 1,624mm in height.