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2017 Mercedes-Benz GL/GLS-Class

Large SUV
Crashworthiness

    Crash avoidance & Mitigation
    Front crash prevention
    Crash avoidance rating
    Basic
    autobrake
    not tested
    with optional
    equipment

    Child Seat Anchors (LATCH)
    ease of use
    G

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    Model year Small overlap front Moderate overlap front Side Roof strength Head restraints & seats Front crash prevention Headlights LATCH ease of use
    Driver Passenger
    2017
    Crash avoidance rating
    Basic
    autobrake
    not tested
    G
    2016
    Crash avoidance rating
    G
    2015
    Crash avoidance rating
    G

    Applies to 2017 models

    System details

    • Optional Pre-Safe Brake with Pedestrian Recognition
    • Standard Active Braking Assist

    Package name

    • Optional Driver Assistance Package

    Overall evaluation

    Crash avoidance rating
    Basic
    autobrake
    not tested
    with optional
    equipment
    1 point total

    Forward collision warning

    This system meets the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's criteria for forward collision warning.
    1 point

    Low-speed autobrake

    Autobrake not tested.
    0 points

    High-speed autobrake

    Autobrake not tested.
    0 points

    How this rating is determined

    Applies to 2017 models

    System details

    • Standard Active Brake Assist

    Overall evaluation

    Crash avoidance rating
    FCW Not Qualified
    autobrake
    not tested
    0 points total

    Forward collision warning

    This system does not meet the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's criteria for forward collision warning.
    0 points

    Low-speed autobrake

    Autobrake not tested.
    0 points

    High-speed autobrake

    Autobrake not tested.
    0 points

    How this rating is determined

    Applies to 2015-17 models

    How this rating is determined

    Overall evaluation

    G
    Vehicle trim GL 350 BlueTEC
    Seat type leather

    This vehicle has 4 rear seating positions with complete child seat attachment (LATCH) hardware.

    It has 1 additional seating position with a tether anchor only.

    1 2 3 6 4


    Good
    Acceptable
    Marginal
    Poor
    Seating positions that rely on borrowed lower anchors or have only a tether anchor available are not rated.
    Tether anchor
    Lower anchors
    Lower anchor(s) can be borrowed from adjacent positions(s)
    No hardware available

    Details by seating position

    1
    Tether anchor
    easy-to-find location
    no other hardware could be confused for anchor
    Lower anchors
    not too deep in seat
    not too much force needed to attach
    easy to maneuver around anchors
    2
    Tether anchor
    easy-to-find location
    no other hardware could be confused for anchor
    Lower anchors
    none available
    3
    Tether anchor
    easy-to-find location
    no other hardware could be confused for anchor
    Lower anchors
    not too deep in seat
    not too much force needed to attach
    easy to maneuver around anchors
    4
    Tether anchor
    hard-to-find location
    no other hardware could be confused for anchor
    Lower anchors
    too deep in seat
    not too much force needed to attach
    difficult to maneuver around anchors
    6
    Tether anchor
    hard-to-find location
    no other hardware could be confused for anchor
    Lower anchors
    too deep in seat
    not too much force needed to attach
    difficult to maneuver around anchors

    Seat position 21

    3
    Lower anchor A
    Open access rated No
    Depth (cm) 0-2
    Force (lbs) 23
    Clearance angle (degrees) 73
    Lower anchor B
    Open access rated No
    Depth (cm) 0-2
    Force (lbs) 30
    Clearance angle (degrees) 66
    Tether anchor
    Location Middle seatback
    Confusing hardware present No
    Has contrasting label
    within 3 inches of tether anchor
    Yes

    Seat position 22

    2
    Lower anchor A
    No lower latch for this seat position
    Lower anchor B
    No lower latch for this seat position
    Tether anchor
    Location Middle seatback
    Confusing hardware present No
    Has contrasting label
    within 3 inches of tether anchor
    Yes

    Seat position 23

    1
    Lower anchor A
    Open access rated No
    Depth (cm) 0-2
    Force (lbs) 20
    Clearance angle (degrees) 73
    Lower anchor B
    Open access rated No
    Depth (cm) 0-2
    Force (lbs) 23
    Clearance angle (degrees) 71
    Tether anchor
    Location Middle seatback
    Confusing hardware present No
    Has contrasting label
    within 3 inches of tether anchor
    Yes

    Seat position 31

    6
    Lower anchor A
    Open access rated No
    Depth (cm) 4-6
    Force (lbs) 6
    Clearance angle (degrees) 0
    Lower anchor B
    Open access rated No
    Depth (cm) 4-6
    Force (lbs) 3
    Clearance angle (degrees) 0
    Tether anchor
    Location Floor
    Confusing hardware present Yes
    Has contrasting label
    within 3 inches of tether anchor
    Yes

    Seat position 33

    4
    Lower anchor A
    Open access rated No
    Depth (cm) 4-6
    Force (lbs) 4
    Clearance angle (degrees) 0
    Lower anchor B
    Open access rated No
    Depth (cm) 4-6
    Force (lbs) 5
    Clearance angle (degrees) 0
    Tether anchor
    Location Floor
    Confusing hardware present Yes
    Has contrasting label
    within 3 inches of tether anchor
    Yes

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