Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Earns Top Safety Pick+ Award from IIHS

The 2016 GLE-Class earned good ratings in all IIHS crashworthiness evaluations

Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Earns Top Safety Pick+ Award from IIHS
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June 21, 2016

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class, a midsize luxury SUV, earned a superior rating for front crash prevention from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and was named a Top Safety Pick+, the Institute's highest safety award.

The 2016 GLE-Class earned good ratings in all IIHS crashworthiness evaluations—including the small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests.

An advanced-rated front crash prevention system comes standard on the 2016 GLE-Class. When the SUV is equipped with an additional, optional system called "Pre-Safe Brake," the rating rises to superior.

When equipped with the standard front crash prevention system alone, the GLE-Class avoided a collision in the 12 mph IIHS track test. In the 25 mph test, the impact speed was reduced by 12 mph. With the addition of Pre-Safe Brake, the vehicle slowed by an average of 24 mph in the 25 mph test.

The optional Pre-Safe Brake system also includes a forward collision warning component that meets all National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) criteria.

To qualify for the Top Safety Pick+ award, a vehicle must earn good ratings in all five IIHS crashworthiness tests and have an available front crash prevention system that earns either an advanced or a superior rating.

See full IIHS crash test results for the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class—including images and videos—at IIHS.org.