Comparison:Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV 2023 (new) Vs. Volvo EX90 2023 (new)

Welcome to our comparison of two excellent electric SUVs - the Mercedes-Benz EQE-SUV and the Volvo EX90. In this article, we will dive deep into the various parameters that set these vehicles apart, including model information, dimensions, interior space, engines, consumption, and more. So, let's get started!
# Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV Volvo EX90

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In terms of dimensions, there are some differences between the EQE-SUV and the EX90. The Volvo EX90 (5037mm) is longer than the Mercedes-Benz EQE-SUV (4879mm). However, the EQE-SUV has a slightly longer wheelbase at 3030mm, while the EX90's wheelbase is at 2985mm. The Volvo EX90 (1964mm) is marginally wider than the EQE-SUV (1940mm). However, when it comes to width, including mirrors, the EQE-SUV offers more space at 2141mm when compared to the EX90's width of 2113mm. The Volvo EX90 is taller with a height of 1744mm, while the Mercedes-Benz EQE-SUV stands at 1669mm. In ground clearance, the Volvo excels with a 212mm clearance, while the Mercedes EQE-SUV ranges between 131mm (350+ engine) and 154mm (43 AMG 4MATIC engine). Lastly, the Volvo EX90 offers a tighter turning circle at 11.8m compared to the EQE-SUV's 12.3m.


Moving on to boot and interior space, the Mercedes-Benz EQE-SUV offers more boot space at 520 litres compared to the Volvo EX90's 310 litres. However, when the rear seats are folded (bottom to roof), the Volvo EX90 offers a larger space of 1915 litres compared to the EQE-SUV's 1675 litres. The Volvo EX90 (655 litres) also has more boot space (rear seats folded, bottom to windows) than the EQE-SUV. The Volvo EX90 offers 7 seats, whereas the EQE-SUV accommodates 5 passengers. Both vehicles have Isofix as standard.


When it comes to powertrain specifications, both the Mercedes-Benz EQE-SUV and the Volvo EX90 offer a single-speed gear unit. The EQE-SUV has better top speed (210 km/h) when compared to the EX90's top speed of 180 km/h. For power, the EQE-SUV ranges from 215kW for the 350+ variant to the 350kW offered by the 43 AMG 4MATIC engine, while the EX90 ranges from 300kW (Twin Motor Ultra AWD) to 380kW (Twin Performance Ultra AWD). The Volvo EX90, however, offers a higher torque output of 770Nm (Twin Motor Ultra AWD) to 910Nm (Twin Performance Ultra AWD), compared to the EQE-SUV's 565Nm (350+ engine) to 858Nm (43 AMG 4MATIC engine). When it comes to acceleration (0-100km/h), the Mercedes-Benz EQE-SUV has a faster range between 4.5s (43 AMG 4MATIC engine) and 6.7s (350+ engine), compared to Volvo EX90's range of 4.9s (Twin Performance Ultra AWD) to 5.9s (Twin Motor Ultra AWD).


Tyre sizes come in at 275/40R21 for the Mercedes-Benz EQE-SUV, while the Volvo EX90 wears 265/45R21 rubber. The noise levels for the EQE-SUV range from 66dB (350+ engine) to 69dB (located on the 43 AMG 4MATIC engine). The Volvo EX90 does not provide noise level data.


Comparing the weight and towing capabilities, the Volvo EX90 (2818 kg) has a higher empty weight (EU) than the EQE-SUV, which ranges from 2430 kg (350+ engine) to 2600 kg (43 AMG 4MATIC engine). The permissible total weight of the Volvo EX90 (3380 kg) is higher than that of the EQE-SUV, which ranges from 2975 kg (350+ engine) to 3195 kg (43 AMG 4MATIC engine). The EX90 can tow up to 2200 kg with braked trailers, while the EQE-SUV ranges from 750 kg (350+ engine) to 1800 kg (43 AMG 4MATIC engine). Both vehicles have equal towing capacity (750 kg) for trailers without brakes and equal max roof load and towbar load capacities of 100 kg.


Considering off-road capabilities, the Volvo EX90 offers better ramp (18.2°), departure (21°), and approach (19.3°) angles than the EQE-SUV, which has angles ranging from 11.1° (350+ engine) to 13.1° (43 AMG 4MATIC engine) for ramp angle, and 19.6° (350+ engine) to 22.1° (43 AMG 4MATIC engine) for departure angle, as well as 16.1° (350+ engine) to 17.5° (43 AMG 4MATIC engine) for approach angle. The Volvo EX90 also has superior fording capability at 450m.


Electric vehicle performance-wise, the Volvo EX90 offers a greater range (WLTP) of 580-585 km (Twin Motor Ultra AWD and Twin Performance Ultra AWD engines). In contrast, the Mercedes-Benz EQE-SUV has a range between 476 km (43 AMG 4MATIC engine) and 593 km (350+ engine). The Volvo EX90 has a larger usable battery capacity of 107 kWh compared to the EQE-SUV's 90.6 kWh. The Mercedes-Benz EQE-SUV boasts a lighter battery weight at 557 kg. When it comes to charging, both vehicles offer Type 2 charging ports and CCS fast charging compatibility. The Mercedes-Benz EQE-SUV allows 3-phase AC charging while the Volvo EX90 supports both 1-phase and 3-phase AC charging. The EQE-SUV has AC charging speeds of 11-22 kW and a DC charging speed of 170 kW, while the EX90 ranges from 2.3-11 kW AC and 50-250 kW DC charging speeds. Both vehicles have lithium-based battery types but with different chemistries: Lithium for EQE-SUV and Lithium-Nickel-Manganese-Cobalt for the EX90. Lastly, charging port positions are on the passenger side rear for the EQE-SUV and the driver side rear for the Volvo EX90.