The Mercedes-Benz G-Class has just received 5 stars at the EuroNCAP safety tests. It is worth mentioning that the car tested featured standard equipment.
The car scored a massive 90% for the safety of the adult occupants, marking 83% for child safety, 78% for vulnerable road users and 72% for the safety assistance systems.
The adults onboard the German premium off-roader would suffer torso injuries in the crash with the deformable barrier, frontal offset. The neck of those in the rear seats would be exposed in case of a whiplash rear impact, the testing sessions have revealed.
For the children traveling by the G-Class, the crash tests have shown that would be safe, with absolutely no “red” areas in the graphics displayed by the safety institute and with the systems protecting them scoring high points.
The tests for the safety of the vulnerable road users, such as pedestrians or cyclists, have shown a dangerous area in the lower lateral sides of the windshield, where the glass goes underneath the hood. The boxy SUV does not feature an active bonnet.
The safety systems that the standard G-Class variant is equipped with were also tested. The Speed Assistance was noted with 2.7 points out of 3, the Seat Belt Reminder scored 2.5 out of 3, the Lane Support revealed a deficiency with only 1.8 out of 4 and the AEB Interurban accounted for 2.5 out of 3 points available.
Check the video below to see how the Mercedes-Benz G-Class behaved on the test crashes.