Meet the most affordable Mercedes-Benz electric car yet.

    The 2021 Mercedes-Benz EQA SUV will be touching down in Australia in June 2021, with order books opening in April.

    Its price of $76,800 before on-road costs is non-negotiable, following in the footsteps of the larger EQC 400 SUV – and setting the tone for the future of Mercedes-Benz sales in Australia, as the brand moves to agency sales.

    With a claimed range of 480km in Australian testing (426km on WLTP), an SUV body, and a price less than $100,000 before on-roads, the EQA will eventually line up against the Tesla Model Y.


    • 2021 Mercedes-Benz EQA 250: $76,800
    • 2021 Mercedes-Benz EQA 250 Edition 1: $84,100

    All prices exclude on-road costs.


    Power in the EQA 250 comes from an electric motor on the front axle with 140kW of power and 375Nm of torque.

    It’s mated with a 66.5kWh lithium-ion battery pack.


    The 2021 Mercedes-Benz EQA 250 uses a claimed 16.2kWh per 100km, with a claimed range of 426km on the tougher WLTP test cycle, or 480km on the local ADR test cycle.

    Mercedes-Benz includes three years of free charging on the Chargefox network of public chargers.

    The EQA can charge at 100kW on DC public fast charge infrastructure, and 11kW connected to the right kind of home wall box.


    The 2021 Mercedes-Benz EQA measures 4463mm long, 1834mm wide and 1620mm tall, with a 2729mm wheelbase.

    Boot space is 340L, down 95L on what’s on offer in the petrol-powered GLA200 and GLA250.

    Servicing and Warranty

    The 2021 Mercedes-Benz EQA 250 has a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty.

    CarExpert has contacted Mercedes-Benz Australia to confirm service costs.


    The EQA hasn’t been crash tested by ANCAP, nor Euro NCAP.

    Atop the standard nine airbags, active safety equipment includes:

    • Autonomous emergency braking
    • Lane-keeping assist
    • Blind-spot monitoring
    • Traffic sign monitoring
    • Reversing camera
    • Adaptive cruise control with stop/go

    Standard Equipment

    Standard equipment on the Mercedes-Benz EQA 250 includes:

    • Adaptive damping
    • 19-inch AMG alloy wheels
    • Dual 10.25-inch infotainment screens
    • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, factory satellite navigation
    • Power tailgate with kick opening
    • Wireless phone charging
    • Heated, powered front seats
    • Artico faux leather trim

    Opting for the Edition 1 brings:

    • 20-inch AMG alloy wheels
    • AMG Line exterior package
    • Grey and blue leather upholstery
    • Backlit trim inlays
    • Sports steering wheel
    • Edition 1 floor mats
    Scott Collie

    Scott Collie is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne, Australia. Scott studied journalism at RMIT University and, after a lifelong obsession with everything automotive, started covering the car industry shortly afterwards. He has a passion for travel, and is an avid Melbourne Demons supporter.

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