Mercedes R class2006-12 models
MODERATE OVERLAP FRONT TEST
|Structure/safety cage||Injury measures||Restraints/dummy kinematics|
|Head/neck||Chest||Leg/foot, left||Leg/foot, right|
Important: Frontal crash test ratings can be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.
Good Acceptable Marginal Poor
The Mercedes R class was introduced in the 2006 model year and restyled for the 2011 model year. Frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Mercedes as part of frontal crash test verification.
Restraints/dummy kinematics — Dummy movement was well controlled. During rebound, the dummy's head hit the roof rail.
Injury measures — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity. Head acceleration from the roof rail hit was negligible.
- Side airbags: head curtain airbags for all three rows of seats and front and second row seat-mounted torso airbags (second row torso airbags standard beginning with 2007 models, optional in 2006 models)
- Rollover sensor: designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover
- Electronic stability control
- Antilock brakes
- Programmable daytime running lights
Tested vehicle specifications:
- 2007 Mercedes R 500 4wd
- Class: Large SUV
- Weight: 5,176 lbs.
- Side airbags: head curtain airbags for all three rows of seats and front and 2nd row seat-mounted torso airbags
- Wheelbase: 127 in.
- Length: 203 in.
- Width: 76 in.
- Engine: 5.0 L V8
- EPA ratings: 14 mpg city | 19 mpg highway