2022 Mercedes-Benz EQB SUV Joins Electric Lineup at $55K

The electric 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQB lineup arrives this summer as the third vehicle in the company's EQ sub-brand of EVs (electric vehicles). It will be offered with two outputs, both all-wheel drive, starting at $55,750 before EV tax credits.

The EQB will be available in Exclusive and Pinnacle trim levels. Under the Exclusive umbrella, the EQB 300 4MATIC starts at $54,500 while the EQB 350 4MATIC begins at $59,300. The higher Pinnacle trim starts at $58,300 for the EQB 300 and $60,350 for the EQB 350.

A 66.5-kilowatt-hour battery is standard across the lineup. The EQB 300 is rated at 225 horsepower and 288 pound-feet of torque while the EQB 350 is rated at 288 horsepower and 324 pound-feet of torque. The car hasn't been tested for range by the EPA, but in the more favorable European WLTP cycle it achieved 260 miles. The company estimates that the European version can charge from 10 to 80 percent in 32 minutes on a 100-kilowatt public charger. The American version will be close to those times.

Mercedes EQB buyers have access to complimentary 30-minute charging sessions at Electrify America stations for the first two years of ownership.

2022 Mercedes-Benz EQB
The 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQB is set to go on sale this summer. Mercedes-Benz USA

Standard features on the base Exclusive trim include Keyless Go, which lets buyers unlock and start their car without turning a key, wireless charging, a 10.25-inch all-digital gauge cluster and a 10.25-inch infotainment screen.

The company's navigation system with Electric Intelligence is also standard on the EQB. It calculates the fastest route to a destination, accounting for charging stops that need to be made during the trip. The system makes constant adjustments based on several factors, including the weather and traffic conditions as well as the owner's habits and driving style.

The more expensive Pinnacle trim comes with everything on the Exclusive trim and adds a Burmester Surround Sound system, a panoramic roof and a surround-view camera.

2023 Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV
The EQS SUV follows the sedan variant, which went on sale last year. Mercedes-Benz USA

Borrowing heavily from the design of the gas-powered GLB-Class, the EQB is standard with five seats with the option of moving up to seven. The cabin is largely similar to that of the GLB it's based on, with leather seats and metal trim featured throughout the interior.

Safety features that come standard include active lane keeping assist, blind spot assist, and active brake assist.

The first announced vehicle in the EQ lineup, the flagship EQS sedan, went on sale late last year with a starting price of $102,310. An EQS SUV is coming later this year, but pricing has yet to be announced.

The Mercedes-Benz EQB undercuts the larger 2022 BMW iX in price, with the German competitor starting at $83,200. The 2023 Cadillac Lyriq, another luxury SUV EV, begins at $62,990. Though hard to come by, the 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E starts at $43,895. A 2022 Tesla Model Y, a star of the segment, begins at $62,990.