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Why Lease The EQV?

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Mercedes-Benz EQV Review 2023

The Mercedes-Benz EQV is an electric luxury MPV that's great for large families or those looking for luxury transportation. The EQV has a premium interior, loads of space, and good performance. 

Rivals to the EQV include the Peugeot e-Traveller, Citroen e-SpaceTourer, Volkswagen ID Buzz, and Vauxhall Vivaro Life Electric. 

Our Mercedes-Benz EQV review covers:

Mercedes-Benz EQV Key Features

  • Slick exterior with modern features 
  • Spacious and luxurious interior 
  • 1,030-litre boot with all seven seats in place 
  • 204hp electric motor paired with a 90kWh battery 
  • Three trim levels

Mercedes-Benz EQV Pros and Cons:


  • Very spacious 
  • Good to drive, especially around town 
  • Great levels of comfort 


  • Range isn't very practical 
  • Expensive 
  • Interior could do with an update

Design, Practicality and Boot Space

The EQV looks and feels like a premium MPV. There's a wide front grille with a large Mercedes logo at the front, creases in the bodywork on the side, and a large tinted window at the back. It oozes class and looks like it should be carrying a bunch of A-List celebrities to a film premiere. 

You won't be left wanting for space inside the EQV, as there's enough room for seven passengers. As expected, in the front, there's loads of room for two adults and plenty of adjustment for the seats. Open the side-sliding doors, and there's two rows of seats, the first with two seats and the second with three. 

Mercedes-Benz EQV exterior

Boot space comes in at 1,030 litres with all seven seats in place, which just falls short of the Volkswagen ID Buzz. Being an MPV, the boot is square and is easy to load heavy items, and can be extended further by removing the rear seats altogether. However, that takes a lot of work. 

Interior and Trims

Facelifted in 2019, the EQV has a nice cabin that features some good materials. The dashboard follows a simple design, and the touchscreen and buttons feel well-built. All versions get leather seats as standard, and there are lots of soft-touch plastics and shiny metal surfaces dotted about, making it a bit more premium than the Peugeot e-Traveller and Citroen e-SpaceTourer

Atop the dashboard is a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system that uses Mercedes' MBUX software. It comes with a DAB radio, sat-nav, smartphone mirroring, a touchpad, and live traffic updates. There are also loads of extras, such as adding screens to the back seats. 

Three trim levels are available: Sport, Sport Premium, and Sport Premium Plus. 

Sport has 17-inch alloy wheels, LED lights, electrically folding mirrors, a parking package with a reversing camera, seven seats, a 10.25-inch touchscreen media display, heated front seats, a leather-trimmed steering wheel, and a driving assistance package. 

Sport Premium has 17-inch black alloy wheels, heat-insulating privacy glass, a memory package, a table package, a parking package with a 360-degree camera, and smartphone integration. 

Sport Premium Plus has 18-inch alloy wheels, airmatic with full air suspension, and a Burmester surround sound system with 15 speakers.  

Power and Performance

The only power option for the EQV is the EQV300, which is a 204hp electric motor that's powered by a 90kWh battery. It has a single-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive. 

You'll do 0-62mph in 12.1 seconds and get a top speed of 98mph, which doesn't sound amazing, but you'll find it pulls well from low revs and feels nippy on the road. It's quicker than the Vauxhall Vivaro Life Electric but falls behind the Volkswagen ID Buzz

It has a range of 211 - 213 miles, which is less than the Volkswagen ID Buzz, and will fully charge using a wall box in 10 hours. It does have rapid charging capabilities, which can charge from 10 - 80% in just 45 minutes. 

Mercedes-Benz EQV interior

Get behind the wheel of the EQV, and you get a comfortable ride that's decent around town. Considering the sheer size of the car, its light steering makes it easy to manoeuvre through tight streets and car parks, and you get a parking package as standard, which helps massively. 

Around town, you'll also feel bumps and cracks in the road, especially if the car isn't full, but thankfully, this is ironed out as you increase the speed. We'd advise going for the top-spec Sport Premium Plus, which comes with air suspension. 

On the motorway or a country road, the EQV is what you'd expect, comfortable but not that much fun. The steering remains light, and the suspension is okay, but it's clear it's more suited to around-town cruising than having a bit of fun. 

Leasing vs Buying

Prices for the new Mercedes-Benz EQV start from £87,135.00 OTR* or to lease from Price On Request per month.

Looking to get behind the wheel of the Mercedes-Benz EQV? Nationwide Vehicle Contracts is one of the UK's largest car leasing brokers and offers a range of leasing deals to suit your every need.

Leasing may be cheaper than an outright purchase, thanks to a low initial deposit and fixed monthly rentals.

*' On the road' price correct at time of publication and includes one year's road fund license, DVLA first registration fee and number plate fee. Prices are subject to change; always check with your nearest retailer.