It’s hard not to compare the two when the Mercedes-Benz EQC, which stands for electric intelligence, was specially designed to compete with Elon Musk’s Tesla Model X. So let’s pit the new Mercedes electric SUV against its American rival in terms of exterior and interior and performance.
The model X has a futuristic yet simple design. It has a fairly simple body structure that is attractive enough but not really shiny. The small headlights and the single louvred grille as well as the Tesla logo and the air dams on both sides of the bumper should be emphasized.
The EQC, on the other hand, has an elegant structure that we could only notice. It has a huge grille with the Mercedes emblem. The funky blue headlights connected by a slat that runs from one headlight to the other make the car cooler.
The Tesla Model X is spacious for passengers and cargo. Everyone can sit comfortably, but the real star of the car is the technology in the cabin. The center console is dominated by a vertically mounted 17-inch touchscreen that basically manages everything in the car, including air controls, navigation, and entertainment.
The EQC is now more spacious than the X model thanks to its longer and wider wheelbase. Similar to the X model, the EQC pays more attention to its cabin technology, which gets to the heart of its rivals – from the instrument cluster to the waterfall center console to the blue ambient lighting.
The EQC outperforms the Model X in terms of battery performance. The first all-electric SUV from Mercedes is equipped with a twin engine producing 402 hp and 564 lb-ft of torque. All four wheels are supplied with electricity. Its 80 kWh battery can give drivers a range of 279 miles.
Tesla comes closest to these numbers when it comes to the Tesla Model X 75D. Its 75 kWh battery has an electric range of 247 miles. It can also go from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.9 seconds. As with the EQC, the power is also transmitted to all wheels. It can produce 328 horsepower and 387 lb-ft of torque.