What's the Difference: EQB vs Tesla Model Y


EQB vs Tesla Model Y Near Maitland, FL

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While rivals such as the Audi Q4 e-tron®, BMW iX, Genesis GV60, and Hyundai IONIQ 5 are possible contenders, the EQB and the Tesla Model Y are the more prominent competitors. Not only do the latter feature comparable design, performance, and technology, but they also fall into the same MSRP range.

For car shoppers looking for a battery-operated luxury crossover in the Winter Park, Maitland, and Altamonte Springs areas, both the EQB and Model Y are great choices.

Equipped with standard all-wheel drive (AWD) and dual front and rear electric motors, the EQB and Model Y both have two model options with varying engine outputs.

The EQB 300 4MATIC®, EQB 350 4MATIC®, and Tesla Model Y Long Range trims come standard with two rows of seating for five passengers. Available third-row seating configurations can accommodate up to seven. The Tesla Model Y Performance trim is only available with a five-seat layout. Both brands have their own version of an EASY-ENTRY second-row folding feature that allows for easier access to the third row. Both models also have independent flat-fold rear seats for increased cargo area versatility.

Although the two share many more similarities, there are marked differences. We'll look at a detailed comparison of the EQB vs Tesla Model Y in important categories such as performance and efficiency, safety and driver assist features, plus infotainment and technology offerings.

EQB vs Tesla Model Y

Features EQB Tesla Model Y
EPA-Estimated Range 221-243 Miles 330 Miles
Engine Electric Electric
Charging Options
  • Level 1 Compatible with a 120V
  • Level 2 ChargePoint Home Flex Compatible with a 240V
  • ChargePoint and EVGo Charge Station
  • Tesla Wall Connector
  • Mobile Connectors compatible with a 120V or 240V outlet
  • Tesla Supercharger
  • Destination Charging
Charge Time 10-80% in 32 minutes 162 miles in 15 minutes
Drivetrain AWD or FWD AWD
Battery 70.7 kWh Usable Capacity Long Range

EQB vs Tesla Model Y
Performance and Efficiency

Delivering instant torque with a seamless response, the dual electric motors of the EQB 300 create 225 horsepower. You get a bit more power from the EQB 350 to the tune of 288 horsepower. The fully electric powertrain features 4MATIC® all-wheel-drive (AWD) that can instantly adjust to changing road conditions for optimum grip and handling.

Designed with coil spring and telescopic dampers, the independent front and rear suspensions of the Model Y feature a double wishbone suspension with a sway bar and a multi-link suspension, respectively. While this helps deliver a smooth ride quality, Tesla's specific design tends to de-emphasize sharp handling.

The new EQB from Mercedes-EQ features class-leading Intelligent Energy Recovery. Steering wheel paddles allow drivers to vary the intensity of energy recuperated during deceleration and braking. The three levels of recuperation allow one-pedal driving (with normal or increased modes selected) or allow the vehicle to coast when you let off the driving pedal (when the "none" mode is engaged).

The Model Y employs regenerative braking to slow down the vehicle when the accelerator pedal isn't pressed while the vehicle is in motion. Regenerative braking delivers surplus energy back to the battery pack to help increase your driving range.

EQB 350 4MATIC® Performance and Efficiency

  • Acceleration: 0-60 mph in 6.0 seconds (EQB 350 4MATIC®)
  • Top speed: 99 mph
  • Battery capacity: 70.7 kWh
  • EPA-rated driving range: 243 miles*

Model Y Long Range AWD Performance and Efficiency

  • Acceleration: 0-60 mph in 4.8 seconds
  • Top Speed: 135 mph
  • Battery capacity: 80.5 kWh
  • EPA-rated driving range: 330 miles*

EV Charging Options


Located in the rear fender, the EQB's charger port is compatible with AC and DC charging devices.

Level 1 AC charging: allows charging from a 110-volt household outlet

Level 2 AC charging: charges the battery pack from 10 to 100 percent at 9.6-kW speed in just under eight hours with a 240-volt home charging station and can add approximately 30 miles of range per hour at most public charging stations

Level 3 DC fast charging: provides 80 percent battery replenishment in about 30 minutes

Tesla Model Y

Wall Connector: up to 44 miles of range added per hour (installed where you regularly park your vehicle)

Mobile Connector: adapters allow you to plug into most standard power outlets and can recharge from 3 miles of range per hour up to 30 miles of range per hour; charging times vary based on the type of adapter

Tesla CCS Combo 1 Adapter: compatible with third-party charging stations, the adapter provides charging speeds up to 250 kW

Supercharger: recharge for up to 162 miles of range in 15 minutes at any of Tesla's 7,000+ Supercharger charging units available in the United States

Safety and Driving Assistance

Here's a quick snapshot comparing the safety and driver assistance features of the EQB vs Tesla Model Y.

Standard safety and driver assist features for the EQB include:
  • Active Brake Assist
  • LED Daytime Running Lamps
  • LED headlamps and taillamps
  • Adaptive Highbeam Assist
  • Blind Spot Assist with Exit Warning Assist
  • PARKTRONIC with Active Parking Assist
  • Rearview camera
  • Crosswind Assist
  • Antilock Braking System (ABS)
  • Adaptive braking technology
  • Electronic Stability Program (ESP®)
  • Four-wheel Electronic Traction System (4-ETS)
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers

Basic Autopilot is standard on the Tesla Model Y. It has safety features like:
  • Lane Assist
  • Lane Departure Avoidance
  • Automatic Blind Spot Camera with Collision Warning
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Obstacle-Aware Acceleration
  • Speed Assist

A total of eight rear, side, and forward-facing cameras offer 360 degrees of visibility, making it easier to detect nearby pedestrians, bicyclists, and other vehicles.

For an additional $6,000 you can add Tesla's Enhanced Autopilot package which includes Navigate on Autopilot, Auto Lane Change, Autopark, Summon, and Smart Summon.

Infotainment and Technology

Fitted with the latest Mercedes-EQ technology, the EQB cockpit is fully digital. Intuitive controls on the steering wheel, center console touchpad controller, and the 10.25-inch in-dash central touchscreen allow you to swipe through menus to engage various multimedia features.

Also at the forefront of innovation, Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) is standard on all Mercedes-EQ models. The MBUX infotainment system is user-friendly and features:
  • Voice Control with Natural Language Understanding
  • "Hey, Mercedes" keyword activation
  • MB Navigation with Electric Intelligence
  • No-charge navigation map updates for one year
  • Hands-free Bluetooth®** interface

Aside from the automaker's signature 15-inch touchscreen, the overall cabin design of the Tesla Model Y is intended to provide a comfortable driving experience with a minimalist feel.

Standard infotainment features for the Model Y include:
  • Media player
  • Map display and navigation system
  • Bluetooth®** connectivity
  • Wireless software updates
  • Theater, arcade, and toybox apps (available to use when the vehicle is in park)
  • Voice command control for certain vehicle settings and media features

Unlike most of its counterparts, including the EQB, Tesla isn't Apple CarPlay® or Android Auto™ compatible. Also different from other SUVs in the class, the Model Y does support Netflix and YouTube apps.

Shop EQB Near Maitland, FL

Mercedes-Benz of Orlando is the premier luxury vehicle dealership in the Winter Park, Maitland, and Altamonte Springs areas. If you don't see the EQB you want among our current inventory of new and pre-owned electric vehicles, give us a call. One of our sales associates will gladly search our nationwide database to find what you're looking for. We can also help you custom order an EQB that meets your exact specifications.

Once you choose the electric car or SUV that checks all your boxes, a finance expert will present all your finance options in transparent, easy-to-understand detail. From competitive rates and flexible terms to exclusive lease programs, our finance team is dedicated to creating the finance package that's perfect for your unique needs.

Give us a call or stop by for a test drive.

*Preliminary EPA-estimated figures are for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on speed, driving habits, trip length and driving conditions; actual mileage may be lower. Note for MPGe: All data are provisional and subject to official confirmation. The provisional power consumption figures have been calculated based on the ECE test cycle.

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