The Mercedes-Benz EQC and the Mercedes-Benz CLA have undergone the EuroNCAP safety tests. The two have impressed the engineers with their safety features and reactions on impact.
The variant tested was the EQC 400 4MATIC with the AMG Line, weighing 2,495 kilograms.
The EQC, in the scored 96% for Adult Occupants’ protection. A post-test inspection revealed that the upper hinge of the rear impacted-side door had broken and the car was subsequently penalized.
The car scored 90% for the protection of children, with good protection of all critical body regions. The exception was a neck tension, that indicated marginal protection of the neck of the ten-year child dummy.
The vehicle received 75% for the safety of the vulnerable road users, such as pedestrians and cyclists, but protection of the pelvis area was, as tests revealed, predominantly poor.
The Safety Assist systems accounted for 75%. The standard-fit autonomous emergency braking system performed well at low speeds. Collisions against another vehicle were avoided or mitigated in all test scenarios.
The Mercedes-Benz CLA also performed well in the test, achieving 5 stars as well. the 4-door coupe scored 96% for Adult Occupants’ protection. However, the rear door on the impacted side of the car opened during the test, rising the risk of occupant ejection.
Child occupants benefit from a 91% protection. In the side barrier test, protection was good for all critical body parts, but the head area protection of the 10-year old child was rated as adequate.
With an active bonnet, the CLA obtained 91% for vulnerable road users, with good results for different pedestrian statures and across a wide range of speeds.
The Safety Assist systems marked 75%, as the AEB system performed well in tests of its functionality at highway speeds.