Audi Q4 or Mercedes EQA? Today we analyze what these two electric SUVs offer and help you choose the option that best suits your needs.
You have probably set your sights on the electric car market, a segment that is growing by adding new models on a regular basis. All these vehicles, which have the DGT 0 Emissions label and are eligible for the Moves III Plan, are a great option to consider for a future purchase.
Today we propose a technical comparison between the Audi Q4 and the Mercedes EQA, where we will analyze aspects such as the dimensions, the trunk, the engines, the standard equipment and the prices strictly based on official data provided by their respective manufacturers. At the end we will extract the strengths of each electric car.
Starting with the Audi Q4, the new electric Audi is a crossover that sits below the Audi e-tron in the product range of the manufacturer with the four rings. It does so with a body that measures 4,590 mm long, 1,865 mm wide and 1,630 mm high, with a wheelbase of 2,765 mm.
Its rival in this technical comparison is the Mercedes EQA, the star’s smallest electric SUV, which measures 4,465 mm long, 1,835 mm wide and 1,620 mm high, all on a platform with 2,730 wheelbase mm.
The trunk is a very important point when buying a new car, even if it is an electric SUV. In the case of the Audi SUV, it has a compartment with 520 liters of volumetric capacity, expandable up to 1,490 liters. Being available in two versions, the Audi Q4 e-tron Sportback has a 535-litre boot and 1,460 liters with the rear seatbacks folded down.
In the case of the Mercedes model, we are talking about a trunk with a volumetric capacity of 340 liters, a figure that can increase to 1,320 liters just by folding down the rear seats. The EQA is only offered in a body version.
On a mechanical level, the Audi Q4 e-tron is available in a 170 hp version with rear-wheel drive, a 55 kWh battery and 335 km of autonomy, another with 204 hp, rear-wheel drive and a 77 kWh battery and 515 km of autonomy, and a third with 299 CV, total traction, 77 kWh battery and 485 km of autonomy.
The EQA engines are four. The 190 hp EQA 250 is offered in two versions, with 66.5 kWh of battery capacity and 493 km of autonomy, and with 70.5 kWh and up to 530 km of range. The EQA 300 4Matic increases power to 228 hp and the EQA 350 4Matic has 292 hp, both with two motors, 436 km of autonomy and a 66.5 kWh battery.
In the standard equipment of the Q4 e-tron (Advanced) we have LED headlights, driving modes, lane keeping assistant, parking assistant, cruise control, sports steering wheel, fabric upholstery with heated front seats, electric tailgate, 11.6-inch touch screen with browser, wireless charging point and 19-inch wheels, among others.
For its part, the standard equipment of the EQA has 18-inch wheels, imitation leather upholstery, heated seats, climate control, lane departure detector, driving modes, navigation, 10.25-inch touch screen, headlights LED, ambient lighting, electric tailgate, reversing camera and digital radio, among others.
The prices of the Audi Q4 e-tron start at 53,180 euros for the standard version of 170 hp and 55 kWh battery. On the other hand, the Q4 e-tron Sportback has a starting price of 54,830 euros with the same finish and engine and battery configuration.
In the case of the Mercedes EQA, it is available in Spain with a starting price of 53,868 euros for the EQA 250 version with a 190 hp engine and a 66.5 kWh battery.
As you may have seen, the Audi Q4 e-tron is 125mm longer, 30mm wider and 10mm taller than the Mercedes EQA, as well as offering 35mm more wheelbase. In turn, it also offers a trunk with up to 180 liters more capacity with five seats and up to 170 liters more with the rear seats folded down.
The engine offering, by contrast, is broader in the EQA, with three power levels (just like the Q4 e-tron), but with four engine and battery combinations. In addition, the autonomy approved in the Mercedes is 15 kilometers higher than that of the Audi.
The standard equipment is quite complete in both models as they are premium segment SUVs, while the prices are almost on par. The Audi Q4 e-tron is less than €600 cheaper than the Mercedes EQA, but the Q4 e-tron Sportback is also almost €1,000 more expensive than the Mercedes.