Delivering remarkable range, impressive performance, and timeless elegance, the Audi e-tron and the Mercedes EQC are remaking the luxury SUV market. Possessing the rough and ready qualities you expect from an SUV, both are engineered to maximize adventure while minimizing your footprint.

To help Parker, Castle Rock, and Denver drivers decide which electric SUV is better suited for life on the Front Range, Audi Denver created this Audi e-tron vs. Mercedes EQC comparison. Review our findings before taking a closer look today.

Audi e-tron vs Mercedes EQC: Performance

Shattering stereotypes, each SUV's fully electric powertrain produces more energy than their gas-powered counterparts. Drivers who choose the standard e-tron will enjoy having the 355 lb-ft of ground-clenching torque to propel them over steep mountain passes.

Drivers looking for a muscle-car level performance can opt for Audi's boost technology that nearly doubles the e-tron's torque output to 664 lb-ft. When properly configured with quattro® all-wheel drive, this makes it possible to tow up to 4,000 pounds.

By comparison, the Mercedes EQC's two asynchronous motors and all-wheel drive system generate the same 402 horsepower as the Audi e-tron but max out at 561 lb-ft of torque. 

Charging and Efficiency

Charging at 150 kW, the e-tron's 95-kWh battery can reach 80% in 30 minutes. This yield would net 163 miles of driving range. On a full charge, the e-tron earns an EPA-estimated 204-mile range.

In a hurry? A 10-minute charge at the same power level yields 54 miles or about a full-day's commute. Once you're safely back home, a 240-volt charger can get the e-tron to 100% in nine hours.

Meanwhile, it takes the Mercedes EQC 10 hours using a 240-volt charger to completely fill the battery. This is despite the EQC using a smaller 80-kWh battery compared to the e-tron's bigger 95-kWh battery pack.

For extra convenience, Audi has partnered with Amazon to offer easy in-home charging solutions you won't find with the Mercedes. Now, you can quickly order a personal charging station for your e-tron and have it installed in your garage or driveway without delay.

Audi e-tron vs Mercedes EQC: Interior Space

Generally speaking, drivers who choose luxury electric SUVs should have high expectations. After all, one of the main reasons drivers pick an SUV is for its blend of performance, comfort, and space.

Not only does the e-tron look and feel more substantial than the Mercedes EQC, but it also has the specs to back it up:

Audi e-tron

Mercedes EQC

Cargo Volume Behind 2nd Row

28.5 cubic feet

25 cubic feet

Headroom (1st Row/2nd Row)

41.2 inches/39.5 inches

34.2 inches/32.1 inches

Shoulder Room (1st Row/2nd Row)

58.6 inches/57.2 inches

57.2 inches/56.5 inches


From the dual touchscreen display with MMI® Navigation Plus to its standard Amazon Alexa integration, the e-tron is equally high tech inside the cabin as under the hood.

On the other hand, while the EQC provides similar technologies, including intuitive touch and natural voice control, it proves harder to navigate and integrate your personal devices.

Audi e-tron vs Mercedes EQC: The Final Say

Despite its impressive specs and brand recognition, the Mercedes EQC fails to match the Audi e-tron's functional, everyday appeal.

To see the Audi e-tron up close, visit Audi Denver or go online to schedule a test drive around Parker, Castle Rock, and Denver.


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