Skip to main content
Price Range: Less Than
mpg/MPGe Range: More Than
Top Searches:

To help members understand the latest automotive technology so they can purchase vehicles that best suit their needs, the Automobile Club of Southern California's Automotive Research Center (ARC) began testing and reviewing vehicles over a decade ago

For the 2023 edition, we include testing and ranking cars and light trucks with the latest technology, including having at least one advanced driver-assistance system (ADAS) feature. In addition to vehicle evaluation, the guide covers a number of pertinent automotive topics in detail—for example, the latest advanced safety features, how to properly maintain your vehicle, and new vehicles coming to market in the next few years.

Car Guide Winner: 1st Place Large

2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 4MATIC Sedan

Vehicle Type: Large Electric
 overall score
Category Ranking: 1

Vehicle Price

Base Price: $125,900
Price as Tested: $140,800

Fuel Information

Fuel Type: Electricity
120V Charge Time: 4.1 miles per hour
240V Charge Time: 27.2 miles per hour
DC Fast Charger: 10% to 80% in 31 minutes
EPA City MPGe91
EPA Highway MPGe98
EPA Combined MPGe94
EPA-Est. Electric Range (mi): 340

Advanced Safety Features

  • Adaptive Cruise Control [S]
  • Advanced Headlights [S]
  • Automatic Emergency Braking [S]
  • Blind-Spot Warning [S]
  • Driver Monitoring [S]
  • Forward-Collision Warning [S]
  • Lane-Departure Warning [S]
  • Lane-Keeping Assistance [S]
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Warning [S]
  • Reverse Automatic Emergency Braking [S]
  • [S] Standard, [O] Optional

Overall Observations

The EQS 580, the electric equivalent of Mercedes- Benz’s iconic S-Class sedan, is an impressive car that demonstrates the automaker’s level of commitment to an EV future. The EQS is Mercedes’ first model from its all-electric EQ sub brand. The 580, with 2 electric motors and all-wheel drive, sits in the middle of the EQS lineup, above the 450+ single-motor version and below the AMG EQS. It overflows with all the luxurious appointments, in-car tech, and ADAS features typical of the brand and that any buyer shelling out $140,000 has a right to expect. Not everyone is on board with the EQS exterior styling, but there’s no disagreement about its performance capabilities. Its efficient drivetrain produces excellent acceleration and power, with lots of low-end torque, although overall handling and drivability fall below that of the S-Class sedan. The ride quality is comfortable, smooth, and silent; hardly any road noise enters the cabin. MPGe ratings are good, and the overall EV range is a strong 340 miles.

For more information on AAA Car Guide licensing:

Click Here
Want to buy this car?

Strengths and Weaknesses

Strong Points

  • • Efficient drivetrain, excellent overall EV range
  • • Futuristic, distinctively M-B interior design
  • • Smooth, quiet ride
  • • Excellent power, low-end torque

Weak Points

  • • Overall handling, drivability, braking, and interior space are not up to S-Class standards
  • • Odd, disconcerting brake-pedal feel
  • • Glare from MBUX Hyperscreen and passenger touch screens
  • • Potential driver distraction from wide range of infotainment features

Vehicle Specifications

Model year tested: 2022
Number of passengers (F/R): 2/3
Curb weight (lbs): 6000.0
Exterior L / W / H (in): 207.3 / 75.8 / 59.6
Wheelbase (in): 126.38
Number of air bags: 10
Warranty (months/miles): 48/50,000
Tire manufacturer and model: Goodyear Eagle F1
Front and rear tire size: 265/40 R21
Max towing capacity (lbs): 1,500
Headlight type: LED
Transmission type: Auto 1-speed
Drivetrain type: All wheel
Engine/motor: Dual electric motors
Electric motor horsepower: 516

Test Data

Test Vehicle Scores

Advanced Safety Features:


Fuel Efficiency:


EPA Emissions Score:





Handling: 7.26
Quality and Drivability: 8.29

Ride Quality:


Interior Size:


Easy of Entry and Exit:




Interior Noise:


Cargo Capacity:

Car Search Results:
2022 BMW iX xDrive50.
2022 BMW iX xDrive50
Car Guide Winner: 1st Place SUV
More Details
SUV Electric 86/85 $102,070 102
 out of 130
2022 Rivian R1S Launch Edition.
2022 Rivian R1S Launch Edition
More Details
SUV Electric 73/65 $101,050 99
 out of 130
2022 Rivian R1T Adventure.
2022 Rivian R1T Adventure
Car Guide Winner: 1st Place Pickup
More Details
Pickup Electric 73/65 $97,800 100
 out of 130
2022 IIHS Top safety pick.
2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 Limited AWD.
2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 Limited AWD
More Details
SUV Electric 110/87 $55,920 98
 out of 130
2022 IIHS Top safety pick.
2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 4MATIC Sedan.
2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 4MATIC Sedan
Car Guide Winner: 1st Place Large
More Details
Large Electric 91/98 $140,800 102
 out of 130