2024 Mercedes-Benz EQA First Look

Mercedes-Benz has updated its compact electric crossover entry-level model called the EQA with the same appearance, design, and efficiency improvements similar to the more powerful EQB. Beginning with the design, it’s the year 2024 Mercedes-Benz EQA gains a more modern appearance with the new front grille that features Mercedes its signature star design, a lighting bar that connects the headlights, as well as an enhanced front bumper that is optimized for aerodynamic performance.

2024 Mercedes-Benz EQA Review
2024 Mercedes-Benz EQA Review

2024 Mercedes-Benz EQA Redesign

On the rear, the taillights have been upgraded and also have an even more complex 3D lighting design. These modifications bring the EQA closer in appearance to the brand’s bigger EVs that are part of the Mercedes EQ family, particularly the EQE SUV. Inside, the newly-facelifted Mercedes EQA features similar improvements to the updated EQB which includes a new three-spoke steering wheel, with the ability to adjust its controls with capacitive touch, modernized trim pieces on the dashboard, doors that feature the illuminated Mercedes logos, as well as the larger infotainment screen.

The latter comes with two 10.0-inch screens, which are powered by the newest generation MBUX system. The screens are customizable by choosing three different styles, Subtle, Sporty, and Classic, and are now equipped with more appealing menus and graphics. Additionally, Mercedes says the voice-recognition system is now more open to various types of conversation.

2024 Mercedes-Benz EQA Interior
2024 Mercedes-Benz EQA Interior

The change that is going to draw the attention of buyers most is the improved efficiency, which will result in a greater distance of travel. Because of aerodynamic optimization, extremely rolling-resistance optimized tires, and a brand-new range-maximization feature that turns off features that may not be necessary for example, the air conditioning or display The Mercedes EQA is now rated to provide 348 miles (560 kilometers) of range using the WLTP cycle, in EQA 250+ model.

The refreshed EQA is also easier to charge since it now includes the Plug & Charge function that allows charging to begin immediately after the cable has been connected. This feature allows the charging station and vehicle to connect directly through the charging cable. That is the reason why customers aren’t required to sign in.

Engine & Specs

The EQA offers two options for batteries that include one of which is a 66.5-kilowatt-hour pack available in EQA 250 series, EQA 300 with 4Matic, and EQA 350 4Matic. The other is a 70.5-kWh pack that is part of the EQA 250+ long-range model. Both batteries can provide a maximum DC rapid charging capacity of 100 kW.

The front-wheel-drive, single-motor EQA 250 as well as EQA 250+ come with 140 kilowatts (188-horsepower) motor and the two motors of the all-wheel drive EQA 300 4Matic along with the EQA 350 4Matic create a total power of 215 (225 hp) and 215 kW (225 horsepower) as well as 215 kW (288 horsepower) and 215 kW (288 hp) respectively.

Mercedes has also updated the 2024 EQA’s driving assist systems, thanks to a new sensor technology, which includes the introduction of a mono-multipurpose camera as well as the introduction of a backup camera. Customers who choose the Driving Assistance package will benefit from upgraded features like Active Lane keeping assist which is said to improve the quality of its operation since it is now able to use steering input rather than ESP.

2024 Mercedes-Benz EQA Release Date & Price

Mercedes-Benz has not yet announced pricing for the new EQA, but it has said that customers from Europe can begin placing orders in October and deliveries will begin in early 2024. Like before it was, the EQA is not accessible for purchase in the United States. Its EQA SUV has been sold in other markets for a while but seems to be getting an update for the model year 2024.

2024 Mercedes-Benz EQA Specs
2024 Mercedes-Benz EQA Specs

We’ve not yet uncovered any information on the powertrain for our US market, however, the European EQA produces between 288 and 188 horsepower depending on the configuration. Pricing and the release date are still a mystery but the A-Class currently starts at $35,000, and you can anticipate a higher price on the electrical EQA.