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Mercedes EQC SUV - Practicality & boot space

A modified GLC platform has limited interior space but the EQC can tow a large trailer

Carbuyer Rating

4.0 out of 5

Practicality & boot space Rating

3.5 out of 5

One disadvantage of the EQC’s modified Mercedes GLC platform (thoroughbred EQ electric Mercedes models will arrive later) is a familiar two-box design for its bodywork. It has a traditional lengthy bonnet and, despite being a longer car overall than the Jaguar I-Pace, the distance between its front and rear wheels is shorter, limiting the available interior space.

Mercedes EQC interior space & storage

There's still plenty of legroom for most sizes of passenger to get comfortable in the rear seats, but the EQC doesn't pull off the same trick as the I-Pace by offering levels of space from the class above in a smaller overall car.

Boot space

A fairly curved roof and sleek tail also means the 500-litre boot is smaller than the 577 litres found in the Jaguar and the 660-litre cargo capacity of the chunky Audi e-tron.

Towing

Unlike most smaller EVs, prospective owners with a caravan or trailer will be pleased to hear the Mercedes EQC can tow up to 1,800kg. This matches the Audi e-tron, while the Jaguar I-Pace doesn't have an official towing figure. The Tesla Model X rules here, though, with a 2,250kg upper limit. An official factory-fitted Mercedes tow bar for the EQC costs £750.

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