Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class earns Top Safety Pick+ award

June 21, 2016

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class, a midsize luxury SUV, earns a superior rating for front crash prevention and qualifies for the Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

An advanced-rated front crash prevention system comes standard on the GLE-Class. When equipped with an additional, optional system called Pre-Safe Brake, the rating rises to superior.

When equipped with the standard system alone, the GLE-Class avoided a collision in the 12 mph IIHS track test. In the 25 mph test, the impact speed was reduced by 12 mph. With the addition of Pre-Safe Brake, the vehicle slowed by an average of 24 mph in the 25 mph test.

The optional system also includes a forward collision warning component that meets National Highway Traffic Safety Administration criteria.

The GLE-Class earns good ratings in the IIHS small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests.

To qualify for Top Safety Pick+, a vehicle must earn good ratings in all five crashworthiness tests and have an available front crash prevention system that earns an advanced or superior rating.

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