The Mercedes-Benz V-Class was tested by the safety organization Euro NCAP and received the maximum 5 stars of 5, but also three special “Advanced Rewards”. These results confirm that the V-Class is the safest van in it’s segment.
The latest Euro NCAP safety tests were conducted on several new models and one of these is the new Mercedes-Benz V-Class, which, as expected, is not just the most luxurious van in its segment, but also the safest, thanks to very good results on all levels.
Highest ranking (93%) was received for adult occupants, data from all sizes of dummies being considered good, for all seats. In the side barrier test, the V-Class scored maximum points, while in the more severe pole test, the protection was marginal in the chest area, but good overall. Also, all the seats offer a good protection against whiplash in the event of a rear-end collision.
The child occupants safety was rated slightly lower (87%), but it remains very good regardless of the dummy type (one year and a half or three years old). It is very important that, in the more severe side impact, both dummies were properly contained, minimising the likelihood of head contact with parts of thevehicle interior. Moreover, the passenger airbag is now automatically disabled when a rearward-facing child restraint is placed on the passenger seat.
The pedestrian protection was rated less good than other areas, but is considered excellent for this kind of van: 67%. The surface of the bonnet is in the range of marginal and good, while the stiff windscreen pillars recorded poor results (which is normal for the vast majority of the cars). Meanwhile, the bumper scored maximum points regarding the safety of pedestrians’ legs.
In the safety assist area, the V-Class scored very good (85%), thanks to lots of electronic safety systems, standard or optional. The V-Class received three advanced rewards, one for the Mercedes-Benz PRE-SAFE (the system prepares all the passive systems in the event of an imminent collision), other for the Mercedes-Benz Attention Assist (the system helps drivers recognise when they are drowsy or inattentive) and the last one for the Mercedes-Benz Collision Prevention Assist (the system is designed to help drivers avoid or mitigate longitudinal accidents).