2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK

midsize luxury SUV / 4-door SUV


Rating overview
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights


  • G
  • A
  • M
  • P
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

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

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2010-15 models

Tested vehicle: 2011 Mercedes-Benz GLK 350 4-door 4wd

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 4,157 lbs
Peak force 26,647 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 6.41

How the roof strength test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Seat type: Power leather seats AHR

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type Power leather seats AHR
Backset (mm) 40
Distance below top of head (mm) 36
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 11.7
Head contact time (ms) 52
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 34
Max neck tension (N) 453

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted
Currently, IIHS tests apply only to front seats.

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