The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class has been added to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Top Safety Pick list. This makes it a great choice for those of you who might live in an area with bad roads or even worse drivers. Still, don’t let this make you a careless driver less you feel like investing in Mercedes-Benz body parts.
The midsize crossover has earned ‘good’ ratings in each of the institute’s crash scenarios, including the small-overlap impact. The marks essentially carry over from the 2014 M-Class, which had received stronger door sills and other reinforcements to improve performance in the small-overlap trial.
“Measures from the dummy indicate that injuries to the left lower leg would be possible in a crash of this severity,” the IIHS observed in the small-overlap test. “The risk of significant injuries to other body regions is low.”
The GLE-Class comes standard with an advanced-rated automatic emergency braking system, which avoided a collision at 12 mph but only halved the vehicle’s speed when approaching an obstacle at 25 mph. Continue Reading