2022 EQS vs. 2022 Tesla Model S

2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS vs Tesla Model S


If you’re looking to give your San Antonio rides a serious upgrade with a high-powered new electric vehicle, you might have come across the EQS or Tesla Model S. These are both popular models that deliver powerful performance specs and no shortage of advanced features, but only one will ultimately best suit your driving needs. Which one is right for you? Mercedes-Benz of San Antonio is here to help! Compare the 2022 EQS vs. 2022 Tesla Model S in our guide below.

EQS vs. Tesla Model S: Price & Trims

When comparing the 2022 EQS vs. Tesla, the first immediate difference you can spot is in the available configurations. If you want more options in terms of available features, technology, and design details, then the 2022 EQS is the way to go! The Mercedes offers six available trim levels, while the Tesla Model S only offers two. While the Tesla Model S comes at a slightly lower starting price, its only other configuration (Model S Plaid) is more expensive than all five of the subsequent EQS trims. Here’s the full price list:

EQS Trim Levels

  • EQS 450+ Premium: MSRP from $102,310*
  • EQS 450+ Exclusive: MSRP from $105,710*
  • EQS 450+ Pinnacle: MSRP from $108,510*
  • EQS 580 4MATIC® Premium: MSRP from $125,900*
  • EQS 580 4MATIC® Exclusive: MSRP from $128,275*
  • EQS 580 4MATIC® Pinnacle: MSRP from $131,050*

Tesla Model S Trim Levels

  • Model S: MSRP from $99,990
  • Model S Plaid: MSRP from $135,990

2022 EQS vs. Tesla Model S: Features & Technology

Both the 2022 EQS and Tesla Model S have the most advanced technological features inside and outside the hood, as befits a next-generation electric vehicle. However, in terms of conveniences and safety features, the Mercedes-Benz gives you a bit more bang for your buck.

While the Tesla Model S features a single high-definition 17-inch touchscreen on the front dashboard, the EQS touchscreen is the dashboard—56 inches of widescreen glass comprising three total touchscreens, including a 12.3-inch passenger’s side screen! Here are some other key features and conveniences you won’t find on the Tesla Model S:

  • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Near-field communication (NFC) technology
  • Biometric fingerprint authentication
  • “Hey Mercedes” voice activation
  • MBUX augmented video for navigation
  • Built-in Dashcam
  • 64-color LED ambient lighting
  • Available in-car WiFi hotspot
  • Available rear seat wireless charging

The Tesla Model S and Mercedes-EQS offer the same limited warranty, but Mercedes-Benz also covers electrical components for 10 years or 155,000 miles!

Discover the 2022 EQS at Mercedes-Benz of San Antonio!

Now that we’ve compared the 2022 EQS vs. Tesla on paper, you might be interested in taking the next step and seeing how the EQS handles on the road! Just contact our office or stop by our dealership to set up a test drive around Alamo Heights or Shavano Park, and we’ll get you behind the wheel in no time. You can also reach out with any questions, or to learn more about the EQS and the other models in our Mercedes-Benz fleet. If you want to get a jump-start on the buying process, our finance center is a great resource!


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