2018 Mercedes-Benz GL/GLS-Class

large SUV / 4-door SUV

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Front crash prevention
Optional system
Not tested
Standard system
Not tested

Child seat anchors

LATCH ease of use

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Front crash prevention

Ratings are given for 2 different trim variations available on this vehicle.

System details

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

Package name

  • Optional Driver Assistance Package

Applies to 2017-18 models

Overall evaluation

  • This system meets the requirements for forward collision warning.
  • Autobrake not tested.

System details

  • Standard Active Brake Assist

Applies to 2017-18 models

Overall evaluation

  • This system does not meet the requirements for forward collision warning.
  • Autobrake not tested.

How front crash prevention is evaluated

Child seat anchors

Applies to 2015-19 models

Overall evaluation
Vehicle trim GL 350 BlueTEC / all trims with leather
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
G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor
Seating positions that rely on borrowed lower anchors or have only a tether anchor available are not rated.
thether anchor symbol
Tether anchor
lower anchor symbol
Lower anchors
shared lower achors symbol
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
Technical measurements for this test

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

How child seat anchors are evaluated