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.
The adult occupants protection level received highest ranking (93%). Engineers considered the data from all sizes of dummies being cgood, for all seats. In the side barrier test, the V-Class scored maximum points. Meanwhile, 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 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, minimizing the likelihood of head contact with parts of the vehicle interior. Moreover, the passenger airbag automatically disengages when a rearward-facing child restraint is in the passenger seat.
The pedestrian protection less good than other areas. But it turned out excellent for this kind of van: 67%. The surface of the bonnet is in the range of marginal and good. Meanwhile the stiff windscreen pillars recorded poor results. That is though 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 of them was for the Mercedes-Benz PRE-SAFE. The system prepares all the passive systems in the event of an imminent collision. The second one was for the Mercedes-Benz Attention Assist. This feature helps drivers realize when they are drowsy or inattentive. The last one was for the Mercedes-Benz Collision Prevention Assist. The system is capable of helping drivers avoid or mitigate longitudinal accidents).