Talking Cars (MP3)

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Built on the same platform as its sedan sibling, the Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV could be considered the default flagship vehicle for Mercedes, offering S-Class levels of luxury with the utility of a 3-row family hauler, wrapped in a fully electric package. But while trying to serve so many different buyers, does it end up not doing any job particularly well? We purchased a EQS450 4Matic EV for our test program, and share our first impression of its range, infotainment system, the usability of the third row, and how it compares to other EV SUVs like the Tesla Model X and BMW iX. We also discuss what happens to a car's telematics and infotainment systems when 3G and 4G service is shut down by wireless carriers.

SHOW NOTES: 

0:00 - Intro

0:37 - 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQS450 SUV

2:38 - First Impressions

5:46 - Range/charge times

6:57 - Tech specs

8:20 - Infotainment screen

10:00 - Steering wheel controls

11:18 - Third-row seat

14:43 -  EV characteristics

18:49 - Interior screens

20:00 - Who is this vehicle for?

22:15 - Fit and finish

23:24 - Question: What will happen to vehicles with 4G connected services when 5G takes over?

LINKS:

Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV: https://www.consumerreports.org/cars/mercedes-benz/eqs-suv/

How Well Do Tesla Superchargers Work for Non-Tesla EVs?: https://www.consumerreports.org/cars/ev-chargers/how-well-do-tesla-superchargers-work-for-non-tesla-evs-a4713673565/

CR’s Hybrid & EV Guide: https://www.consumerreports.org/cars/hybrids-evs/

Will an Electric Car Save You Money?: https://www.consumerreports.org/cars/hybrids-evs/will-an-electric-car-save-you-money-a9436870083/

Electric Cars 101: The Answers to All Your EV Questions: https://www.consumerreports.org/cars/hybrids-evs/electric-cars-101-the-answers-to-all-your-ev-questions-a7130554728/

How to Find All the Available Electric Car Incentives: https://www.consumerreports.org/cars/hybrids-evs/how-to-find-all-the-available-electric-car-incentives-a5786754228/

How to Decide If a Hybrid, Plug-In Hybrid, or Fully Electric Car Is Right for You: https://www.consumerreports.org/cars/hybrids-evs/how-to-decide-if-a-hybrid-plug-in-hybrid-or-fully-electric-c-a6216376327/

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