I’ve already examined how a lot cargo area is behind the EQS SUV’s third-row seat, and effectively, it was laughable. Seems there’s nothing laughable concerning the EQS sedan cargo space: It’s huge and distinctive.
In keeping with Mercedes specs, there’s 22 cubic toes of area again there, which is gigantic for a sedan. Sure, the EQS is technically a hatchback, however there’s not that a lot area up there. Finally I might uncover that the quantity of trunk area within the EQS sedan is mainly the identical because the EQS SUV if you happen to solely loaded that to the rear seat top stage. That may most likely clarify why Mercedes studies the SUV has having 22.7 cubic toes of cargo area: it solely measures to the again seat top, in contrast to most SUV makers, which report based mostly on floor-to-roof.
OK, let’s check out the sedan.
That is simply an extremely lengthy area. I can barely attain the seatback and I am 6-foot-3.
This is not the top of the story.
There’s a sizable underfloor storage space, admittedly crammed right here with the tire repair equipment and cost wire. If you happen to’re the playing type, you possibly can go away these at residence and achieve some area.
Particularly, a considerably squashed fancy bag (see dimensions beneath) or a bunch of wine and orange juice standing upright. That makes it a terrifically helpful hooch bin.
First up, the EQS has a cargo cowl, which will be linked to the hatchback to robotically elevate out of the best way. It is a good piece. Usually, I’d take a look at with and with out the cargo cowl in place, however as you will note, that basically wasn’t essential.
OK, let’s get to the baggage. As in each baggage take a look at I do, I take advantage of two midsize curler suitcases that will have to be checked in on the airport (26 inches lengthy, 16 large, 11 deep), two roll-aboard suitcases that simply barely match within the overhead (24L x 15W x 10D), and one smaller roll-aboard that matches simply (23L x 15W x 10D). I additionally embrace my spouse’s fancy in a single day bag simply to spruce issues up a bit (21L x 12W x 12D).
One of many largest luggage suits simply superb underneath the cargo cowl, in contrast to in most SUVs. That is cause No. 1 that I did not want to check with and with out the duvet.
Here is cause No. 2: Every thing match underneath it! Loading was straightforward and there is a great deal of room left over. Perhaps if I eliminated the cargo cowl I may’ve match some additional gadgets like a 38-quart Coleman cooler, however I simply did not view that as essential.
I did mess around a bit, nonetheless.
I eliminated the most important bag (the grey one) from its unique place, which I then saved free of luggage. I then put that largest bag the place the flowery bag was. It nonetheless match. As such, you possibly can match three of my largest luggage within the EQS and nonetheless have room left over for a soft-sided duffle (most likely not the extra inflexible fancy bag) and a bunch of hooch underneath the ground.
Severely, that is spectacular. The EQS additionally completely obliterates the S-Class.
The S-Class, proven above, may match all the baggage, however solely barely with the flowery bag smooshed.
So whereas the S-Class might have the benefit by way of again seat area and luxury (and plenty of would argue design), the EQS is much and away the higher alternative for hauling stuff.