Both the Mercedes-Benz EQS and the Cadillac Escalade IQ SUV have outstanding performance stats that contradict the norm for conventional SUVs powered by internal combustion engines.

Only a dual-motor all-wheel drive with a mode that may momentarily boost its performance for quick acceleration is offered with the Escalade IQ.

The EQS SUV is built on Mercedes-Benz's EVA platform, which supports both a dual-motor 4Matic all-wheel drive layout further up the range and a single-motor rear-wheel drive system for entry-level vehicles.

Cadillac's flagship electric SUV can provide 680 horsepower and 615 pound-feet of torque in Normal Mode thanks to the GM Ultium Large platform.

In Velocity Max mode, this is momentarily increased to 750 horsepower and 785 pound-feet.

When this mode is engaged, Cadillac says that their premium SUV can tow 8,000 pounds of freight and accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in less than 4.5 seconds.