The Mercedes-Benz EQB is the electric version of the gasoline-powered Mercedes-Benz GLB class. That little SUV was one of the most amazing performers, swallowing far more than its segments, dimensions and official cargo area specs would suggest.
Naturally, making room for the entire heap of batteries reduced that space, but not as much as you might imagine. (hence the GLB numbers counting that space, making the 27 cubic foot number even more of a headache). As you can see, one of the reasons the GLB can hold so much is the two floors. EQB doesn’t have that. There’s plenty of room there for a charging cord bag and other small items, but the battery pack penetrates far enough that you can’t really leave the floor and stow the bag on top of it. You can see.after all, it’s not or Big deal.
Now let’s talk about cargo covers. None of her GLBs tested had him. In other words, I could not run the tests with or without GLB. EQB had it, so effectively, this is the result.
ah! As a result, it is very short in height and does not even fit in a medium-sized bag. However, as we’ll see, that wasn’t really an issue.
As usual, I have two medium-sized roller suitcases (26″ long, 16″ wide, 11″ deep) that I need to check in at the airport, and two roll-aboard suitcases that barely fit overhead. (24L x 15W x 10D) and one small roll-a-board (23L x 15W x 10D) that fits easily. I also have my wife’s fancy overnight bag, including his bag (21L x 12W x 12D).
The EQB can swallow exactly the same number of bags in exactly the same formation as the GLB, with the floor positioned at liftover height and level with the folded rear seat backs. You’ll also notice enough width and overall space left to store cargo her covers inside the vehicle. So, if I had more than this, I would have trouble with the cover, but I’m not. See ya.
now! With the cover off, there’s quite a bit of space left. EQB also shares other space extensions of GLB. 60/40 split sliding back seat.
I slid the 40 part halfway up and just a few inches forward (I did the 60 part in my GLB test a similar amount). Sure, you could slide both sections up, but I’m not sure what that would actually accomplish. not), or only useful if the two of you have a lot of luggage somewhere. is it moving? I don’t know, but the sliding rear seats are at least good for a myriad of possibilities.
Anyway, by just moving the 40’s up a few inches, the EQB was able to swallow the 38-quart Coleman cooler with ease. A GLB is also possible, but the lower level option also allows you to swallow two additional duffel bags and a box full of river rafts.See below.
GLB comparisons aside, it should be noted that the EQB has significantly more cargo space than an electric SUV in its price range and exterior footprint. I did a luggage test of the Audi Q4 E-Tron (post coming soon), but it doesn’t come close. Range-topping versions of the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6. I haven’t tested the Volvo C40, Lexus RZ, or Nissan Ariya Platinum, but as a good luggage tester on this website, I can confidently say that if they match, they’ll eat my shoes.
So while the EQB is far behind in terms of range and value, it effectively shares the one thing that makes the boxy little GLB so standout: cargo space and versatility.