Comparison - Ford Focus Active ST 2020 - vs - Mercedes-Benz EQC 2020

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Model: 
Average Price: 
£
29,495
Updated: 
14 Jan 2020
£
64,781
Updated: 
23 Jul 2020
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
Four Wheel Drive
Year: 
2020
2019
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Manual
1-speed Direct Drive
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Frozen White
#DBDBDD
Magnetic
#7D7C7F
Chrome Blue
#5E7588
Race Red
#C71C11
Metropolis White
#B1ADA9
Ruby Red
#A01121
Shadow Black
#353537
Moondust Silver
#AEB0B4
Color: 
Polar White
#B1ADA9
Black
#000000
brilliant blue
#020174
cavansite blue
#324C6F
graphite grey
#3C3F47
high tech silver
#CDCDCF
Mojave Silver metallic
#9A9899
obsidian black
#282828
selenite grey
#7B7F82

Electric

Battery: 
80 kWh lithium ion
Full Charge Range: 
259mi
Full Charge Time: 
Standard DC fast charging, refilling the battery from 10 to 80 percent will take an estimated 40 minutes.
Top Speed: 
112mph
Seconds from 0 to 60mph: 
4.90s

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The Ford Focus stands out as the best driver’s car in the class, with handling that truly entertains. It's complemented by a fine ride that almost matches a Volkswagen Golf for comfort and passenger space very nearly on a par with the Skoda Octavia. It's mainly the iffy interior quality and slightly lacklustre performance that mark it down.

Pros
Class-leading handling
Supple ride
Roomy rear seats

Cons
Mediocre performance
Golf is better equipped
Octavia has a much bigger boot

By: 
whatcar.com

Pros
Appealing looks
Value for money
Still great to drive

CONS
No electrified versions
1.0-litre petrol can feel strained
Seating position won't satisfy everyone

By: 
carbuyer.co.uk

The Mercedes-Benz EQC is all new for the 2020 model year.

Pros
Plush cabin,
refined handling,
costs less than some competitors.

Cons
Some rivals offer quicker acceleration,
shorter driving range than some competing models,
infotainment system's touchpad comes with a learning curve.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Pros
All-electric powertrain
Familiar and handsome styling
Impressive performance
Spacious interior
Customizable regen

Cons
Is 200 miles enough range?
May be too conservative for some
Too late?

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The first Mercedes-Benz EV is deliberately free of revolutionary tendencies, but for many of its SUV customers it could be an introduction to a new world of motoring.The first Mercedes-Benz fully electric vehicle (EV) to be sold in Australia has arrived. It's called the EQC and is targeted at the Jaguar I-Pace, Tesla Model X, and imminent Audi e-tron.

Pros
Quiet, wafting driving experience
Loaded with cabin tech
Outstanding safety credentials
Understated design a genuine point of difference

Cons
Moderate driving range
Back seats and boot nothing special
Front suspension can get crashy
Supply appears to be quite limited

By: 
caradvice.com.au

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Diesel
Electric
Fuel Economy Info: 
Combined Fuel Consumption (WLTP) 50.4 mpg
Engine type: 
Diesel
Electric

Engine and Performance

Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
Torque: 
272ft-lbs
564ft-lbs
Horsepower: 
188hp
402hp
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
38.70Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
no
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
no
Rear View Camera: 
no
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Multi-function steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Artico man-made leather upholstery
DYNAMIC SELECT with a choice of driving modes (max range, ECO, comfort and sport)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
187.40in
Width: 
74.20in
Height: 
63.90in
Front Track: 
63.90in
Rear Track: 
63.50in
Wheel Base: 
113.10in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
41.10
Rear Head Room: 
38.50
Front Leg Room: 
59.00in
Rear leg room: 
58.00in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.20in
Rear Shoulder room: 
56.50in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
37.40cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1653lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
17.60cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
5346.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
no
Clock: 
no
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
no

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
power steering

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Heated front seats
Front and rear head restraints
Electro-pneumatic four-way lumbar support for driver and front passenger seat
Manual seat cushion depth adjustment
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Folding center armrest
40:20:40 split folding rear seats

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
no
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
EQ navigation services - map (range display), display charging stations, programming of charging settings and pre entry climate control

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Mercedes benz sound system with 4 mid range speakers
2 tweeters, 2 Frontbass speakers
1 centre speaker and 225 W amplifier output
MBUX multimedia system with widescreen cockpit (2x 10.25" displays with touchpad)
Hard-disk navigation

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Available AMG Line
LED Intelligent Light System headlamps
Available ambient lighting with 64 colors
Privacy glass
Heat and noise insulating acoustic glass
High gloss black exterior mirror housing
Badge on the wing in high gloss black with chrome stripes and blue EQC lettering
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19"
19"
Wheels more: 
Summer tyres
Tirefit
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R19

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
no
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
no
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
no
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
no
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
no
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
no
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
no
More Safety Features: 
Blind spot assist
Active lane departure warning system

Options

Packages: 
Seat comfort pack
Stowage package
Mirror package
Anti theft protection package
Keyless go comfort package
Parking package with active park assist with reversing camera