Mercedes-Benz has updated its compact electric crossover entry-level model called the EQA offering the same design, features, and efficiency improvements as the larger EQB. The first thing to note is the appearance. it’s the year 2024 Mercedes-Benz EQA gains a more sleek appearance thanks to an updated front grille with Mercedes signature star design, a lighting bar that combines the headlights, as well as an upgraded front bumper that provides enhanced aerodynamic performance.
2024 Mercedes-Benz EQA Review
On the rear, the taillights are upgraded and also have an even more complex 3D-shaped light design. The changes brought the EQA closer to the larger EVs that are part of the Mercedes EQ family, particularly the EQE SUV as well as the EQS SUV.
Inside, the refreshed 2024 Mercedes-Benz EQA features similar improvements to the EQB that was facelifted. EQB includes a new three-spoke steering wheel, with the ability to adjust its controls with a capacitive touch, modernized trim pieces on the dashboard, doors that feature an illuminated Mercedes logo, as well as a larger infotainment screen.
The second one has two 10.0-inch screens that are standard, powered by the latest generation MBUX system. The screens are customizable with three styles namely Subtle, Sporty, and Classic, and have been updated with more appealing menus and graphics. Additionally, Mercedes says the voice-recognition system is now more open to various types of conversation.
The change that is going to attract buyers’ attention most is the improved efficiency, which will result in a greater driving distance. With aerodynamic optimization, extremely rolling-resistance tuned tires as well and a revolutionary range-maximization mode that shuts off functions that might not be required for example, air conditioning or display The 2024 Mercedes-Benz EQA is now rated to provide as much as 348 miles (560 km) of range according to the WLTP cycle, in EQA 250+ model.
The updated EQA is also easier to charge since it now includes the Plug & Charge feature that lets the charging process begin automatically after the cable has been plugged in. This function allows the charging station and the vehicle to communicate directly over the charging cable. This is the reason why customers aren’t required to sign in.
The 2024 Mercedes-Benz EQA offers two different battery options that include the 66.5-kilowatt-hour pack that is available in EQA 250, EQA 250 series, EQA 300 4Matic as well as EQA 350 4Matic. There is also the 70.5-kWh pack that is part of the EQA 250+ long-range model. Both batteries provide maximum DC rapid charging capacity at 100 kW. The front-wheel drive with a single motor, EQA 250 as well as EQA 250+ come with 140-kilowatt (188-horsepower) motor whereas the two motors of the all-wheel drive EQA 300 4Matic as well as the EQA 350 4Matic create a total power of 215 (225 hp) and 215 kW (225 horsepower) as well as 215 kW (288 horsepower) in each case.
Mercedes has also updated the 2024 Mercedes-Benz EQA’s driver assistance systems with improved sensors that include an upgraded mono-multipurpose camera, as well as the introduction of a backup camera. Customers who opt for the Driving Assistance package can benefit from improved features including Active Lane keeping assist which is said to improve the quality of its operation because it is now able to use steering input rather than ESP.
2024 Mercedes-Benz EQA Price & Release Date
Mercedes-Benz hasn’t yet announced prices for the new EQA however, it said customers from Europe can place orders beginning in the fall of this year, with delivery starting in the first quarter of 2024. Similar to the previous model the EQA is not accessible for purchase in the United States. Its 2024 Mercedes-Benz EQA has been available in different markets for some time, but it appears that the model is getting a makeover in the 2024 model year. Motor1 confirms that the updated model will have a redesigned front and grille however, other modifications remain undetermined.
We’re still waiting to discover information about the powertrains specific to those in the US market, however, the European EQA can produce between 288 and 188 horsepower, depending on the configuration. Pricing and the release date are still a mystery however, the current A-Class is priced at $35,000 and we’d expect a price increase on the electrical EQA.