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Does anyone else see these as comparable? The Polestar CEO says they are positioning P3 against a Porsche Cayenne. Perhaps more performance-oriented than needed for a family car? For us, the Hyundai/Kia twins are too small, as is Polestar 2 and Genesis GV60, and even the upcoming GV70EV has a tight rear seat. Can't look at a BMW iX design in my garage every day. Lyriq is still a bit too "Caddy" and reportedly has a weird door latch that wouldn't allow the door to open enough to close again in our garage. Tesla doesn't meet my minimum quality threshold. Thoughts on the EQE SUV competitive set? I think EQE and P3 are my top two contenders so far.
 

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EQE advantages - my guesses:

Luxury. For example suspension comfort, less minimalist interior, more ambient lighting, reduced decibel sound level which makes radio sound clearer and is better than having an amazing sound system ruined by background road noise in my experience.

Tested more. For example P3 will be based on a new platform SPA2 compared EQE will benefit from using already-in-the-wild EQE saloon platform. Another example is Mercedes already has level 3 automatic driving cars ordered by consumers in some markets.


P3 advantages - my guesses:

Cornering faster on a racetrack, comparing base specs.

Attractive more to many; fewer skeuomorphic elements like EQE huge front black grille, though the P3 simple rectangle rear lightbar and huge black plastic lower door skirts look less attractive to my eyes.

Frunk; not needed in my experience though.

Google software for car control such as more accurate voice recognition. Though Google recognition will still give some value in EQE Carplay/AndroidAuto, plus MBUX "zero-layer" touchscreen reduces speech control requirement.


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Porsche Macan EV might also be a consideration if not too tight in the back, and you like sportiness to have highest priority; I did hear early rumor it might be Cayennesque inside due to packaging advantages of EVs. Volvo XC90 EV, revised Audi Etron, Lincoln Star might be other less-sport-oriented considerations. My preference would be EQE for it's luxury focus and availability in my market.
 

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Seriously considering the 2 cars launching next month, Oct 12 for Polestar 3 and Oct 16 for EQE SUV. They both seems to be priced very close to each other too.
I also had them as the top two choices, but the timing of the US's new tax incentive legistlation and the lack of any Polestar "space" around here eliminated the P3 as a choice, so I ordered at the MB dealer. Just waiting for the EQE SUV order guide so I can firm up color/trim/options!
 

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Their is a tax credit for the EQE suv?
Depends on your timing, income, and what we learn about the EQE. If you got a cooperating dealer to accept a binding order with a deposit of 5% dated before the IRA was signed, the transition rule would allow for the $7500 tax credit. If not, the positive aspect is the U.S. assembly, but I don't know the facts about the battery to know if the EQE SUV will qualify completely, partially, or not at all. Also, you have to compare your household income to the new restrictions.
 
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