2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS Review

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Mercedes continues to deliver through its electric flagship car designed for the future. This car’s curvaceous looks go well with the 516 horsepower and 631-pound feet of torque. This make from Mercedes is focused on providing a luxurious car experience with zero emissions.

Mercedes-Benz has also announced that an even more powerful AMG-branded version will debut later in 2022. Whether you’re looking for an ultra-luxurious and technologically advanced electric car or an eco-friendly alternative to gas-guzzling luxury sedans, the Mercedes-Benz EQS should have popped up on your radar.

The Mercedes-Benz EQS is an all-new, all-electric luxury sedan that debuts for the 2022 model year. It’s the first Mercedes-Benz to be built on an entirely new platform designed specifically for electric vehicles, and it boasts a suite of cutting-edge technology.

The EQS is also one of the most aerodynamic cars on the market. Under the hood, the EQS is powered by a single electric motor that produces approximately 328 horsepower and 419 pound-feet of torque. It can go from 0 to 60 mph in less than 4 seconds. 

This machine’s battery can run up to 350 miles on a single charge. Speaking of charge, this Merc can charge from 10% to 100% in about 11 hours.

The new Mercedes-Benz EQS offers an impressive blend of luxury, performance, and range. It has a spacious, comfortable interior with plenty of leg room for passengers. The wheelbase comes in at a lengthy 126.4 inches, which is most or on par with most luxury sedans at this price point.  

The seats are upholstered in high-quality leather, and the cabin features a variety of luxury amenities, including a heated steering wheel and massaging front seats. The EQS also has a large trunk that can accommodate plenty of luggage thanks to its huge hatchback.

The all-new Mercedes-Benz EQS is a sleek and stylish sedan that offers an impressive array of high-tech features. The most notable of these is the car’s “hyper screen,” a massive dashboard-mounted touchscreen that serves as the primary control center for the vehicle’s infotainment and navigation systems.

In addition to the hyper screen, the EQS also features several other cutting-edge technologies, including a wireless charging pad for mobile devices and an advanced audio system with support for six USB ports and Bluetooth streaming.

It also features a voice-command system that can control various car functions, including the navigation system, climate control, and audio system.

The EQS also features a Burmester audio system, which includes 15 high-end speakers and 15 separate amplifier channels that combine to give 710 watts. In addition, the EQS comes standard with a fingerprint scanner that activates the different driver profiles.

The all-new and fully electric 2022 Mercedes Benz EQS is an all-around beast with beautiful curves that complement its features. Mercedes is known for its luxurious amenities, safety, driver assistance features, smooth ride, and overall premium feel. This car lives up to the brand’s name, adding electric drive capabilities to its already reasonable frame.

The Good and Bad Of The Grand Cherokee

The Jeep brand has recently celebrated a massive 80 years of production, though not all that time has been spent producing Grand Cherokees. Beginning in 1972 Jeep stuck with a simple two seat design based on the Willies Jeep of WWII.

Grand Cherokees

Grand Cherokees were classed as mid-sized SUVs up until 2004 and mid-sized crossovers (also known as midsize crossover SUVs) from 2005.

It’s not exactly clear why they changed as there was a sizable group (of sizable families) who preferred three rows of seats to two rows? At least it doesn’t appear that having too many rows of seats was the cause for any slowing down of sales.

The modern Grand Cherokee works on the unibody chassis, which is short for “unitized body.” This means the chassis was constructed as a single unit as opposed to those vehicles which have a separate body and frame. This tends to make a vehicle more rigid, but it’s less expensive to manufacture.

Although it was created by the American Motors Corporation the actual design was created by three freelance designers. It’s interesting to note that the model of the original vehicle was created in clay, because this has become increasingly less common in the age of computer aided design.

That’s the good news, but what about the bad?

A noticeable part of the design is the metal gear shift. The 2014 and 2015 model of the Grand Cherokee had so much difficulty with the gear shift that they had to be recalled. The shift didn’t automatically link itself to the transmission. But there may also be problems with vehicles which have too many miles on the clock, the gears seem to go. Colder weather also increases the risk of brake failure.

These electronic issues seem to be best fixed by replacing the TIPM (which stands for Totally Integrated Power Module) according to Carcomplaints.com. The most likely time for the engine to go wrong is after 50,000 miles, which takes on average something like seven years to complete. (Or if you’re an editor for the Kicker Blog, 1 year.)

It seems that the introduction of brake booster shields didn’t fix the problem. Drivers of older models, between 2010 and 2013, should beware of water entering the engine. It also affects the Dodge Durango.

When having a Grand Cherokee you could possibly see after a couple of weeks such as the engine stalling, which is exacerbated if you are on a slope. There are also difficulties with the ignition.

A weird problem associated with them is the bubbling or wrinkling of the dashboard. You may have seen leather do this before but may not expect to see it in a vehicle’s interior as it doesn’t look all that pretty.

Better SUVs to go for include the Toyota Highlander of which there was a new 2021 model, which followed on from a fully redesigned 2020 model. It handles fuel better. In addition, it also has a sizable amount of trunk space as well as a touchscreen. Highlander also has a third row, but it’s a bit of a squeeze.

At the Kicker we don’t like to trash on any particular auto maker, and even avoid trashing on a particular model. It’s totally likely that the best of car makers will produce a problem model. But it’s also possible to buy a car against all online warnings and find it’s your favorite vehicle. Beware of vehicles models with a suspicious number of complaints about, but just because we talk about the good and bad of a vehicle doesn’t mean you are safe just avoiding that whole line of cars, or every car by that maker. The only way to tell if a particular used car is a good buy or not is to have it independently inspected by a company like TireKickers.