2010 Mercedes-Benz M-Class  RealSafeCars89Safety Rating

#3 of 2010 SUVs

#3 of all 2010 vehicles


Pictured: 2013 Mercedes-Benz M-Class
The M-Class, a mainstay of Mercedes-Benz's lineup since 1998, is a large SUV with seating up to 5. It handles mud, snow, and sand with ease with optional all-wheel drive (AWD). Mercedes-Benz offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2010 Mercedes-Benz M-Class is safe compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2010 Mercedes-Benz M-Class has a score of 89, implying a 0.03% chance of driver death (2.7% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2010 Mercedes-Benz M-Class has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0299% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.4092%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0299% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.4092% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2010 Mercedes-Benz M-Class is 38% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2010 Mercedes-Benz M-Class is 29% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is safer than many comparable models.

9763BMW X3BMW 5 SeriesLincoln MKXAcura ZDXAcura MDXAudi Q5BMW X5Audi Q7M.-B. M-ClassVolvo XC90M.-B. E-ClassVolvo S80Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2010 Mercedes-Benz M-Class with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 63 to 97. The 2010 Mercedes-Benz M-Class is safer than the 2010 BMW X3, the 2010 BMW 5 Series, the 2010 Lincoln MKX, the 2010 Acura ZDX, the 2010 Acura MDX, the 2010 Audi Q5, the 2010 Volvo S80, and the 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class. It is about as safe as the 2010 Audi Q7 and the 2010 BMW X5.

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