The Mercedes-Benz GLE earned a good rating in the passenger-side small overlap front test from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The headlights of the top-line variants of the SUV also get improvements.

The Mercedes-Benz GLE has just got promoted from a TOP SAFETY PICK award to the TOP SAFETY PICK+ status. The new title is valid only for the cars fitted with the optional LED headlights and with the optional Active Brake Assist system that integrates the Cross-Traffic Assist function.

In order to achieve the TOP SAFETY PICK distinction, a car must obtain good ratings in the tests that focus on the driver-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraints. The front crash prevention also earns an advanced or superior rating while the tests also concern the acceptable- or good-rated headlights.


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The structure of the three-pointed star SUV held up well in the passenger-side test, as the passenger dummy’s movement onboard was well kept under control by the safety belt and by the airbags deploying. The measurements taken from the dummy display a low risk of injuries in a crash of such severity.

The models that rolled off the assembly line starting this past March are equipped with the optional LED headlights, that helped the SUV go from acceptable to good. The entry-level-fitted halogen headlights do not provide enough visibility.



  • I need the assistance of those persons in the automotive industry that wish to allow vehicle drivers to actually see opened vehicle doors at night to reduce the loss of an estimated one hundred lives a night by people entering, exiting or standing outside their vehicle only to be killed by another vehicle driver that could not have a visual warning. I have numerous US Patented systems that I refer to a Vehicle Door Communication Systems to effective reduce the loss of life by providing new sight lines, zones of illumination with retro reflective systems that are all applied inside the vehicle to only be seen when need outside the vehicle .

  • Harshita says:

    There’s no doubt that this is the safest car.

  • Great job to Mercedes Benz! I must say that the GLE is by far one of the safest SUV I have ever driven, not to mention quite fuel-efficient too (GLE 350 4Matic). I haven’t tried the GLS and the G class, unfortunately, however, I am sure that the GLS shares the same criteria with the GLE. The G class on the other hand may be a great SUV for heavy off-road drivings, however, in my personal opinion, almost all “higher ranged” Mercedes Benz feels extremely safe when driving. When I say “higher ranged”, I meant by the E-class, GLE, GLS, S-class, CLS, G-class etc.